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Vol 49 No 20

Published 3rd October 2008


Congo-Kinshasa

Forest contracts review

The government is reviewing forestry concessions and Greenpeace produces a report that shows

Congo-Kinshsasa's government is to reform the controversial forestry sector. On 30 July, an interministerial commission, Le Commission Interministérielle de Conversion des Anciens Titres Forestiers, began reviewing 156 concessions, extending over 20 million hectares of forest land. The aim is to revise the terms of the concessions ­ or even cancel them if they were conceded after a moratorium imposed in 2002, but by which the government itself did not abide.

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