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Forests in Post Conflict Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is part of the world's second-largest tropical forest (following the Amazon.) Decades of internal conflict have taken a toll on the forested areas, and the new democratically elected government is struggling to implement necessary reforms in forest tenure and exploitation. Many hope that this critical time will provide the opportunity to finally address this problem.
A conference on sustainable management of the Congolese forests held in Brussels in February reaffirmed the international commitment to the reform process. More>> (in French). And the United Kingdom promised $100 million to the conservation of the Congo Basin. More>> (in French).
in English and in French.
CIFOR, a RRI partner, recently published a report with the World Bank and CIRAD synthesizing the current issues of forests in Congo. It is available on the CIFOR website
Posted By Anne-Sophie Samjee at 1:44pm on April 03, 2007
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