News and discussion about forest mapping and land tenure in the Congo Basin

Actualités et analyses sur la cartographie et les droits aux terres dans le bassin du Congo

Landmark community mapping exercise can provide solid basis for community forests, land-use planning and development interventions

Landmark community mapping exercise can provide solid basis for community forests, land-use planning and development interventions

Communities have completed mapping of the Lukolela territory in Western DRC, marking the first time that customary tenure and resource use has been recorded over such an entire administrative division. A total of 73 communities with a population of nearly 120,000 have mapped an area of 655,000 hectares. This detailed picture of customary land tenure arrangements comes at a time…

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Roundtable: Group helps set the course for DRC’s first community forests

Roundtable: Group helps set the course for DRC’s first community forests

A second national roundtable in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) took place last month [1], where 90 stakeholders from across government, civil society and the donor community reaffirmed their commitment to successfully help implement the first ever community forestry initiatives in the Central African country. Recent regulation allowing communities to apply for and manage community forest concessions was passed…

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