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Interactive Forest Atlas of Congo - Atlas Forestier Interactif du Congo (Version 1.0)

Please see our Congo Basin Forest Atlases page for the latest versions of our Congo Basin Atlases, along with links to online interactive maps, desktop mapping applications, GIS data, posters, and contact information.

Through the overview report and online interactive atlas, allows the user to access up-to-date spatial data and attributes, as well as, understand the context and utility of this information for Congo's forestry sector.

Note: A more recent version of this report is available here.

Executive Summary

ATLAS PRINT VERSION AND CD-ROM AVAILABLE IN FRENCH, ONLY.

You can access the map server for the Interactive Forestry Atlas of Congo online! This interactive map allows the user to create personalized maps, query information, zoom in on areas of interest and download underlying spatial data.

The Interactive Forestry Atlas of the Republic of Congo, through the overview report and online interactive atlas, allows the user to access up-to-date spatial data and attributes, as well as, understand the context and utility of this information for Congo's forestry sector.

The Interactive Forestry Atlas of Congo (version 1.0), is one of the principal products from the ongoing collaboration between WRI, Congo's Ministry of the Forest Economy (MEF) and the Centre National d’Inventaire et d ’Aménagement des Ressources Forestières et Fauniques (CNIAF).

In one source, this Atlas contains much of the relevant spatial data for forest management and governance in the Republic of Congo, including:

  • updated forest concession and protected area boundaries,
  • a roads dataset created from satellite imagery, and
  • useful attribute data
    • management plan status,
    • name of operator,
    • year of attribution, and
    • wood volume production.

The Atlas also includes an overview document highlighting its contents and utility and placing the work in the greater forestry sector context in Congo.

Through this Atlas and related products, MEF, CNIAF, WRI and partners seek to increase knowledge about the state of Congo’s forests, and to enable better decision-making by providing data in accessible forms for use by government, industry, and the public.

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