Multi-media Resources

Interview with Tchoumou Leopold on Participatory Mapping
Interview with Tchoumou Leopold on Participatory Mapping

Interview with Mr. Tchoumou Leopold, heir of the customary chief Gaston Dzaba for the last 9 years in the village of Ebana, which is located 60 km from Mbomo and 15 km from the neighbouring district of Etoumbi. It has a population of around 100 inhabitants, who mainly live off hunting and farming. 



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NDIMA - Mapping our Future (Trailer)
NDIMA - Mapping our Future (Trailer)

Raising awareness of the problems faced by forest communities in the Congo Basin, 'Ndima - Mapping our Future' is a documentary about how an indigenous Bayaka community in the CAR has used participatory mapping to support their claims to traditional lands in the face of growing pressures from outside forces, in this case the creation of a protected area. It aims to challenge conventional notions of conservation, arguing that communities should be at the heart of efforts to conserve the forest. 

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The story of REDD - a real solution to deforestation?
The story of REDD - a real solution to deforestation?
REDD, or reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, is one of the most controversial issues in the climate change debate. This short animation aims to provide communities, NGOs and other stakeholders with a basic introduction to some of the key challenges.
 
 

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"We are going to live like birds... without a place to put our feet" - The growing pressures on forests and indigenous people in Cameroon

Jeanne Noah, a Bagyeli leader from Cameroon, relates how her community's ancestral forest is being threatened by a large scale rubber production project. On top of this, Jeanne explains, neighbouring Bantu communities claim as their own the little forest area which is not already under the company's control. As the Bagyeli's access to the forest, their home and sustenance, is increasingly compromised, she wonders "what are we going to do to live? And how is our children's future going to be like?".

 

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The Impacts and Future Risks of Mining, Infrastructure and Industrial Agricultural Expansion  Frederic Amiel, Greenpeace
The Impacts and Future Risks of Mining, Infrastructure and Industrial Agricultural Expansion Frederic Amiel, Greenpeace

The first in a new series of interviews with key actors and stakeholders on the underlying challenges to effective land and forest governance in the Congo Basin, Fred Amiel of Greenpeace talks about the impacts and future risks of mining, infrastructure and industrial agricultural expansion in the region, the absence of an integrated land use planning system in the region and Greenpeace’s ‘zero deforestation’ policy.

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NDIMA - Mapping our Future
NDIMA - Mapping our Future

Raising awareness of the problems faced by forest communities in the Congo Basin, 'Ndima - Mapping our Future' is a documentary about how an indigenous Bayaka community in the CAR has used participatory mapping to support their claims to traditional lands in the face of growing pressures from outside forces, in this case the creation of a protected area. It aims to challenge conventional notions of conservation, arguing that communities should be at the heart of efforts to conserve the forest. 

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