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Concessions to poverty: The environmental, social and economic impacts of industrial logging concessions in Africa's rainforests

Concessions to poverty: The environmental, social and economic impacts of industrial logging concessions in Africa's rainforests

01 February 2007

This study is focused on the situation in DRC, but draws lessons from other cases across West and Central Africa. Evidence for the economic benefits of industrial tropical logging is very scant. Rather, the evidence suggests that the industrial timber concession model is inherently anti-poor.

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Resource rights and timber concessions: Integrating local peoples’ land-use practices in forest management in the Congo Basin

Resource rights and timber concessions: Integrating local peoples’ land-use practices in forest management in the Congo Basin

01 February 2007

This paper presents an overview of land-use practices in the Congo Basin, as described in the literature, and then considers these in relation to forest management planning

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The use of non-timber forest products in the Congo Basin: Constraints and opportunities

The use of non-timber forest products in the Congo Basin: Constraints and opportunities

01 February 2007

This report documents research and data on the use of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from the six countries of the Congo Basin: Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Republic of Congo or Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea.

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The rights of the indigenous people in the Republic of Congo: An analysis of the national context plus recommendations

The rights of the indigenous people in the Republic of Congo: An analysis of the national context plus recommendations

01 June 2006

This report presents an executive summary plus recommendations from civil society with regard to the "Law on the promotion and protection of Congo's Pygmies".

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Divided Forests: Towards fairer zoning of forest lands

Divided Forests: Towards fairer zoning of forest lands

01 January 2006

This report provides a review of macro-level forest zoning as a tool for forest management and land-use planning, in order to identify some of the lessons that have been, or should be learnt. The experiences of Australia, Brazil, Cameroon and Indonesia are considered. The successes and failures of each of these case studies are identified, and recommendations made for future zoning initiatives.

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The rights of the pygmy people in the Republic of Congo: International legal context

The rights of the pygmy people in the Republic of Congo: International legal context

01 January 2006

This report sets forth the broad contours of the international human rights regime as it concerns indigenous peoples, and thus the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville’s responsibilities under international law, in the context of the current initiative to develop legislative protection for the Congolese Baka “Pygmy” peoples.

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