State of the Forests 2013
This new edition of the State of the Forest could not have seen the light of day without the contributions of numerous authors and readers who have devoted considerable time and energy to refining it. Financial contributions of the European Union, Norway, the United States of America, Germany, France, Canada and FAO must also be underlined.
The report represents the collaborative effort of over 150 individuals from a diversity of institutions and the forestry administrations of the Central African countries. Part of the data reported on in the SOF 2013 is collected by national groups (four to ten individuals working within the forestry administrations). The data are usually validated during national workshops attended by government officials as well as representatives of environmental NGOs, the private sector and development projects. The data provided an important basis for the authors of the 10 chapters of the 2013 Edition. The chapters were reviewed and commented by a large panel of experts (notably during the workshop that was held 21-22 March, 2013 in Douala).
The required citation is:
The Forests of the Congo Basin - State of the Forest 2013. Eds : de Wasseige C., Flynn J., Louppe D., Hiol Hiol F., Mayaux Ph. – 2014. Weyrich. Belgium. 328 p. Legal deposit : D/2014/8631/42 ISBN : 978-2-87489-299-8
The report is divided into four main sections:
- Section I: The Central African Forests: Regional synthesis of monitoring indicators;
- Section II: Climate change in Central Africa;
- Section III: Forested areas other than dense humid forest;
- Section IV: Land use in Central Africa.
Full report 2013
Table of Content, List of contributors, Acronyms, Preface and Introduction
Section I: The Central African Forests: Regional synthesis of monitoring indicators
Section II: Climate change in Central Africa
Climate change and adaptation in Central Africa: past, scenarios and options for the future
REDD+: Progress and challenges
Section III: Forested areas other than dense humid forest
The forest areas of the savannas and steppes of Central Africa
Agroforestry and tree domestication in Central Africa
Forest plantations in Central Africa: new forms of forestry to meet new business needs
Section IV: Land use in Central Africa