Drawing on community mapping data collected through MappingForRights and other sources, this briefing shows that any process to lift DRC’s national logging moratoirum which does not sufficiently take into account communities and other forest users would inevitably result in negative outcomes.
Protected Areas and Community Rights: Using Local Maps to Support Sustainable Conservation in the Congo Basin
Protected areas in the Congo Basin continue to be established and managed with poor consideration for local communities’ land and resource rights, fostering conflicts and human rights abuses. Many of these problems could be avoided if thorough participatory community...
This briefing examines how extensive forest tenure and resource mapping by local communities in Mai Ndombe province has major implications for DRC’s flagship jurisdictional REDD+ programme, especially in terms of land and carbon rights, land management, and distribution of benefits from anticipated emissions reductions activities.
This first in a series of short MappingForRights information briefs provides a general overview of the programme, how it is helping to transform perceptions of forests in the Congo Basin and looks ahead to what this means for various forest reforms in the region.