RFUK-protected areas and community rights: using local maps to support sustainable conservation in the Congo basin

 

 

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protected-areas-and-community-rights-2018.pdf (3.4 MiB)

 

 

The best conservation projects start with people. Yet protected areas in the Congo Basin continue to be established and managed with poor consideration for local communities’ land and resource rights, fostering conflicts and human rights abuses. A lot of these toxic situations could be avoided if thorough participatory community mapping data, such as collected through MappingForRights, was used at the outset of all planned conservation projects, and integrated into all decisions related to protected area management.

 

 

Protected areas in the region continue to be established and managed with poor consideration for local communities’ land and resource rights, fostering conflicts and human rights abuses. The briefing shows how many of these problems could be avoided if thorough participatory community mapping was used in the identification, categorisation, delineation and zoning of protected areas.

 

 

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