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Forest Users in the Congo Basin

Almost all forest land in the Congo Basin region is officially owned by the state, but much is designated or ‘leased’ as concessions, in the form of logging areas or national parks. The data below shows that the main users of the forest rarely have permanent ownership rights. (Total may add to more than 100% where areas of forest may fall into more than one category).


Source of data: The Interministerial Commission on Forests in Central Africa (COMIFAC), 2010. Data for Cameroonian community forests based on best estimates as at July 2012. Data for Equatorial Guinea logging area taken from Chatham House, www.illegal-logging.info

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