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An open data portal for improving forest governance in Mai-Ndombe District, DRC

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Open Mai-Ndombe hosts the largest public database of land use information for Mai Ndombe province - site of the world's largest REDD+ pilot project. You can use Open Mai-Ndombe to view maps, read map stories and documents related to land use and REDD+ process.

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Leo Bottrill, Herve Kashongwe, and Cyrus Sinai - Open Mai-Ndombe

Mar 7  (2 years ago)

Industrial agriculture rapidly expands across the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo: Palm trees in Plant de Ngombe-Mombangi, Orientale Province DRC (Bing)

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Moabi - Open Mai-Ndombe

Dec 22  (2 years ago)

New report highlights competition between mining and logging interests with REDD+

A new Moabi report highlights that efforts to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face growing challenges from expanding mining and logging interests. The DRC government’s flagship REDD+ program, Mai-Ndombe, has seen a dramatic increase in artisanal logging permits and new exploitation mining permits have been issued in other REDD+ priority zones. Moabi's report focuses on geographic areas that are critical for reducing forest carbon emissions in DRC: the Mai-Ndombe jurisdictional program, the supply basin of forest resources to Kinshasa, eight REDD+ projects, and the US government-financed CARPE program located in six regions of the DRC.

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Mosnier A, Piker J, Mant R, Bodin B, Bokelo D, Tonga P - Open Mai-Ndombe

Jul 28  (2 years ago)

MOABI report on future deforestation in DRC

Land use is a crucial factor in both economic development and the environment. Land dedicated to agriculture allows regular production which benefits nearby populations, meeting their food needs, and potentially benefits the economy as a whole. On the other hand, agricultural land has a much lower carbon content than forest land and is generally poorer in biodiversity. Land can be used in different ways to achieve different goals and it may be difficult to achieve all goals at the same time, which means making difficult choices when designing policies. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest and most populated country of Central Africa. Humid dense forests cover 114 million hectares which represent half the DRC territory. According to the United Nations forecast, DRC will become the tenth most populated country in the world by the end of the century with more than 200 million inhabitants. Considerable efforts will be needed to improve livelihoods without exhausting large natural resources of the country.

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Resources
MOABI DRC REPORTS

Extractive Industries and REDD+ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Eng Fr

A new Moabi report highlights that efforts to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face growing challenges from expanding mining and logging interests

REDD+ Legality Grid Fr

An gap analysis of the current DRC legal framework pertaining to REDD+


IMFLEG REPORTS

Rapport OIFLEG Mission Bandundu 2014 Fr

Titres forestiers concernés : titres industriels : 056/14, 050/14, 049/14, et permis de coupe artisanale : 07/CAB/PROGOU/ JKK/BDD/2014, 32/CAB/PROGOU/ JKK/BDD/2014

Localisations des titres : Province du Bandundu, District des plateaux
Sociétés : RIBA CONGO, VEGA SAW MILL, TALA TINA et NBK SERVICES
Date de la mission : du 29 juillet au 17 Août 2014

Type de mission : Mission conjointe Ministère de l'Environnement, Conservation de la Nature et Tourisme (MECNT) – Observateur Indépendant de la mise en application de la loi forestière et de la gouvernance (OI-FLEG/ OGF).


USEFUL LINKS

Lettre d’intention Fr

Le Gouvernement de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) Et L’Initiative pour la Forêt de l’Afrique Centrale (CAFI)

Sur la mise en œuvre de la Stratégie‐Cadre Nationale REDD de la RDC et son Plan d’Investissement

Improving forest governance through independent monitoring