Population growth and poverty threatens Congo basin forest

Congo Basic Forests


Addressing Poverty and Deforestation in the Congo Basin


Balancing poverty alleviation with forest conservation in the Congo Basin is a complex challenge. Increasing productivity for small-scale farmers and miners can boost incomes, but it also risks further deforestation. Governments must create supportive conditions and incentives to ensure sustainable development. Collaborative forestry programs involving local communities have shown success in poverty reduction and forest protection. However, robust tenure rights and consistent funding are essential for these initiatives to be effective and scalable.

Source: Forest Declaration Assessment.

The infographic was originally posted on Population Connection magazine.

Publisher: Population Connection

Language: English

Year: 2023

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

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