Development, engagement, higher education and research combine for improved natural resource management

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Key ideas

  • The highly biodiverse Yangambi Biosphere Reserve and its surroundings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are under pressure from resource extraction and population growth.
  • The FORETS project will contribute to the preservation of the reserve’s ecosystems and to understand local market dynamics.
  • Education of scientists and training, and engagement with local communities will facilitate improved management of forest resources.
  • More sustainable resource management will improve community livelihoods and foster local economic development.

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    Publisher

    Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

    Publication year

    2017

    Authors

    CIFOR

    Geographic

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

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