Most of the tree cover loss in our sample concession occurred in areas where, using clues from the ground, we can conclude it wasn't illegal deforestation. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
WRI engages in forest mapping in the Democractic Republic of Congo. Learn more about our Congo Basin Forest Atlases.
GFW Climate shows that between 2001 and 2013, greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation across the world’s tropical forests were larger than Russia’s annual emissions. And that's just one finding of many.
More than ever, governments, companies and civil society organizations are committing to ambitious goals to protect the world’s remaining forests and combat emissions from deforestation. Political commitments to reduce deforestation include the Sustainable Development Goals, the New York Declaration on Forests, the...
The Forest Atlases are online platforms that help countries better manage their forest resources by combining government data with the latest forest monitoring technology.
Interactive Forest Atlas for Democratic Republic of Congo - Atlas Forestier Interactif de la République Démocratique 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...
Roger Mambeta has served as Principal Consultant for WRI in the Democratic Republic of Congo since October 2009, leading the interactive forest atlas project for DRC.
Incorporating the Perspectives of Local Stakeholders for Improved REDD Design
This working paper summarizes the feedback and conclusions from a series of workshops for local and indigenous communities in Cameroon and the DRC held in 2008 and 2009, discussing REDD design and implementation.