The Congo basin: low rates of deforestation but multiple threats

Gond Valéry. 2013. The Congo basin: low rates of deforestation but multiple threats. In : A new emerging rural world : An overview of rural change in Africa. Losch Bruno (ed.), Magrin Géraud (ed.), Imbernon Jacques (ed.). NEPAD. Montpellier : CIRAD, pp. 40-41. ISBN 978-2-87614-693-8

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Abstract : Taken as a whole, the forest block in Central Africa is the second largest tropical rainforest in the world. Over recent decades, it has undergone dispersed deforestation, mainly due to traditional activities: itinerant slash and burn agriculture, harvesting of fuelwood, and timber production. Today, the most serious threat is the fragmentation of vegetation cover by roads, in addition to the absence of any regulation in conflict zones. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Forêt tropicale humide, Déboisement, Culture itinérante, Bois, Bois de chauffage, Foresterie, Cartographie, Télédétection, Végétation, Route, gestion des ressources naturelles, Bois énergie

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Afrique centrale, Fleuve Congo, République centrafricaine, République démocratique du Congo, Cameroun

Mots-clés complémentaires : Bois d'oeuvre, Déforestation

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
K70 - Forest injuries and protection

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

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