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Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin : Logging

ACCESS TO FOREST ACTION PLAN ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ADVERSE IMPACTS AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS AESTHETIC VALUES AFFORESTATION AFRICAN FOREST AGRICULTURE AGROFORESTRY AMAZON BASIN BASE CAMP BASIN FOREST BASIN FORESTS BASINS BIODIVERSITY BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION BIOMASS BIOMASS CARBON BRAZILIAN AMAZON CANOPY CARBON CONTENT CARBON DENSITY CARBON RETENTION CARBON STOCK CARBON STOCK DENSITY CERTIFIED FORESTS CLIMATE CLIMATE CHANGE COASTAL AREAS COMMERCIAL FORESTRY COMMERCIAL LOGGING COMMERCIAL LOGGING OPERATIONS COMMERCIAL SPECIES COMMUNITY FOREST COMMUNITY FOREST MANAGEMENT COMMUNITY FORESTRY CONCESSION CONCESSION AREA CONSERVATION PRINCIPLES CONSERVATION VALUE CONVERSION OF FOREST DEFORESTATION DEGRADATION DEGRADATION RATES DEGRADED FOREST DEGRADED FORESTS DEMAND FOR TIMBER DENSE FOREST DIVERSITY OF SPECIES DOMESTIC TIMBER PRODUCTION DRIVERS OF DEFORESTATION ECOLOGICAL IMPACT ECOLOGICAL IMPACTS ECOLOGICAL SERVICES ECOSYSTEM EMISSIONS FROM DEFORESTATION ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT EQUILIBRIUM EROSION EXPANSION OF PLANTATIONS EXTRACTION RATES FIELD STUDIES FIREWOOD FLOODS FOOD SECURITY FOREST FOREST AREA FOREST AREAS FOREST CARBON FOREST CARBON STOCK FOREST CARBON STOCKS FOREST CERTIFICATION FOREST CLASSES FOREST CONCESSIONS FOREST CONSERVATION FOREST COVER FOREST DEGRADATION FOREST DYNAMICS FOREST ECOLOGY FOREST ECOSYSTEMS FOREST ENTERPRISES FOREST ESTATE FOREST FLOOR FOREST GOVERNANCE FOREST INDUSTRIES FOREST INDUSTRY FOREST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FOREST LAND FOREST LANDS FOREST LAW FOREST LAW ENFORCEMENT FOREST LAWS FOREST LOSS FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANNING FOREST OPERATIONS FOREST PATCHES FOREST PRESERVATION FOREST PRODUCTION FOREST PROTECTION FOREST REGENERATION FOREST RESEARCH FOREST RESOURCES FOREST SECTOR FOREST SERVICE FOREST STEWARDSHIP FOREST TENURE FOREST TYPE FOREST ZONES FORESTRY LAW FORESTRY MANAGEMENT FORESTRY RESEARCH FORESTRY SECTOR GHG GLOBAL FOREST GLOBAL FOREST RESOURCES GLOBAL FOREST RESOURCES ASSESSMENT GRASSLAND GREENHOUSE GREENHOUSE GAS GREENHOUSE GASES GREENHOUSE GASES EMISSIONS HUMAN INTERVENTION HUNTING HUNTING PRESSURE HYDROLOGICAL CYCLE ILLEGAL LOGGING ILLEGAL TIMBER IMPACTS ON BIODIVERSITY INDUSTRIAL LOGGING INTERNATIONAL FORESTRY RESEARCH ISSUES LAKES LAND AREA LAND COVER LAND USE LAND-COVER LAND-COVER TYPES LANDSCAPE LARGE TREES LIVELIHOODS LOG PRODUCTION LOGGING LOGGING COMPANIES LOGGING CONCESSIONS LOGGING ROADS LOGS LOWLAND TROPICAL FORESTS MANAGED FORESTS MANGROVE FOREST METALS MONTANE FOREST NATURAL DISTURBANCES NATURAL FOREST RESOURCES NATURAL FORESTS NATURAL RESOURCES NATURE OIL PRODUCTION OPEN ACCESS PARTICIPATORY FORESTRY PH PLANT PLANT SPECIES PLATINUM POPULATION DENSITY PP PRIMARY FOREST PRIMARY FORESTS RAINFALL RAINFOREST REFORESTATION REGENERATION RESTAURANTS ROAD NETWORKS ROADS SAVANNA SET ASIDE SOCIALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SPECIES COMPOSITION SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABLE FOREST SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT SUSTAINABLE LOGGING SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT TIMBER TIMBER COMPANIES TIMBER DEMAND TIMBER HARVEST TIMBER IMPORTS TIMBER MANAGEMENT TIMBER PROCESSING TIMBER PRODUCTION TIMBER PRODUCTS TIMBER RESOURCES TIMBER SALES TIMBER SPECIES TIMBER SUPPLY TIMBER TRADE TIMBER VALUE TIMBER-PROCESSING INDUSTRY TREE TREE SPECIES TREES TROPICAL DRY FOREST TROPICAL FOREST TROPICAL FOREST MANAGEMENT TROPICAL FOREST REGIONS TROPICAL FORESTS TROPICAL RAINFOREST TROPICAL REGIONS UNDISTURBED FOREST URBAN CENTERS URBAN POPULATIONS VEGETATION WOOD WOOD EXTRACTION WOOD PROCESSING WOOD PRODUCTION WOOD PRODUCTS WOOD WASTE WOODLAND WOODLANDS
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World Bank, Washington, DC
Africa
2014-01-28T16:53:43Z | 2014-01-28T16:53:43Z | 2013-04

The Congo Basin has the largest forest cover on the African continent. Of the 400 million hectares that the Basin comprises, about 200 million of them are covered by forest, with 90 percent being tropical dense forests. The Congo Basin's logging sector has a dualistic configuration. It boasts a highly visible formal sector that is export oriented and dominated by large industrial groups with foreign capital and an informal sector that has long been underestimated and overlooked. This report is one of a series of reports prepared during a two-year attempt to analyze and better understand deforestation dynamics in the Basin. It presents findings related to the logging sector and its potential impact on forest cover, and it is based on an in-depth analysis of the sector. The paper's structure is as follows: first chapter gives an overview of the logging sector both formal and informal in the six countries and its importance in terms of employment and revenues; second chapter is the analyzes and impacts of logging activities on forest cover; and final chapter presents recommendations to foster sustainable logging activities with a particular focus on the informal sector and reduce potential adverse impact on natural forests.

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