Despite Macron's pleas over Amazon, French Guiana faces its own forest threats


Reading articles is for subscribers only. Subscribe now.

Seen from the sky, it is an astonishing sight. French Guiana, an overseas département - county - and region of France, is a vast, seemingly unending green space which is home to more than 70 types of forest habitat. This land to the north-east of the Amazon contains one of only three or four complete tropical mountain forest habitats that remain in the world.