Preservation of biological diversity on the outskirts of major cities in the Central African Republic: the case of Bangui

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The forest located south of Bangui, with an area of ​​50,000 hectares, has experienced in recent years a significant degradation of its vegetation cover. Slash-and-burn agriculture and the intensive exploitation of firewood for the city of Bangui were already causing the disappearance of 2,500 hectares per year in 1993.

Taking into account the population of Bangui and those of neighboring villages which have experienced strong growth, these pressures must certainly be greater around this forest, this leads to a reduction in the forest area and a pronounced degradation of arable land whose needs are increasingly felt by local populations.

This situation can only worsen as long as actions are not taken for the conservation and sustainable use of the biological diversity of this area.

The current project, which is part of the extension of the activities initiated in the area by the Natural Resources Development Project (PARN), aims to implement a program of activities that will ensure better preservation of biological diversity. , through the following actions:

  • Agro-forestry
  • Rural forestry
  • Reconstruction of degraded ecosystems and production of fuelwood;
  • environmental IEC;
  • Inventory of forest, wildlife and non-timber forest products
  • Village self-promotion; and
  • Promotion of micro-credits.