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

  • 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.
Author(s): Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Year: 2017