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Quelles sont les causes de la déforestation dans le bassin du Congo ? Synthèse bibliographique et études de cas (What are the causes of deforestation in the Congo Bassin> Biologicgraphic sensis

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Gillet, P. et al., 2014. Quelles sont les causes de la déforestation dans le bassin du Congo ? Synthèse bibliographique et études de cas. Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ., vol.20 no.2, pp.183-194.

Contact Info

Corresponding author: pgillet@ulg.ac.be

Affiliations

  • Pauline Gillet, Université de Liège - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. Biosystems Engineering. Passage des Déportés, 2. BE-5030 Gembloux (Belgique).
  • Cédric Vermeulen, Université de Liège - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech. Biosystems Engineering. Passage des Déportés, 2. BE-5030 Gembloux (Belgique).
  • Laurène Feintrenie, CIRAD. Direction Régionale d’Afrique Centrale. Unité de Recherche Biens et Services des Écosystèmes Forestiers tropicaux (UR B&SEF). Département Environnement et Sociétés. BP 2572. Rue Joseph Essono Balla. Yaoundé (Cameroun).
  • Hélène Dessard, CIRAD. Unité de Recherche Biens et Services des Écosystèmes Forestiers tropicaux (UR B&SEF). Département Environnement et Sociétés. Campus international de Baillarguet. TA C-105/D. Montpellier cedex 5 (France).
  • Claude Garcia, ETH Zurich. Unité de Recherche Biens et Services des Écosystèmes Forestiers tropicaux (UR B&SEF). FORDEV. Department of Environmental Systems Science. Département Environnement et Sociétés. Zurich 8092 (Switzerland).

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http://agritrop.cirad.fr/580630/7/1706-3053-1-PB.231.pdf

 

Description

This article is written in French.

  • The authors argue that the Congo Bassin is one of the most important and best preserved ecosystems on earth.
  • The article presents a literature review of different factors affecting deforestation rates in the Congo (especially Cameroon and Gabon), the most devastating of which they identified as agriculture.
  • Finally, the author calls for moe studies of socio-economic factors representing the different stages of degradation, so as to better inform policy.

Geographical Region

  • Central Africa
  • Country

  • Cameroon
  • Gabon
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