Atelier Forêt Bassin du Congo (10h00 - 11h30 )



WWF France invites you on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 to a workshop on the challenges of African tropical forests and timber. We will discuss the challenges in the Congo Basin, review WWF's approach and objectives for this priority ecosystem and identify some key action levers to improve management practices and ecosystem preservation.

The Congo Basin is home to the world's second largest tropical forest, after the Amazon. It is an incredible reserve of biodiversity, with over 400 species of mammals, 1,000 species of birds and 10,000 species of plants. It is also a huge carbon sink - 10% of the CO2 captured by plants in the world - as well as an essential source of food for more than 60 million people. This immense forest, which covers 286 million hectares, is currently facing degradation and deforestation due to the expansion of cultivated land, mining and illegal timber trade.


10h00 - 10h05 : Welcome
by Nicolas Loz de Coetgourhant, Head of partnerships at WWF France

10:05 - 10:20: Introduction
by Yann Laurans, Head of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Unit at WWF France

10:20 - 10:40: "Forestry / income generating activities
by Dr. Jean Paul Obame Engone, Forestry Coordinator at WWF Gabon

10:40 - 11:00 : The stakes in the Congo Basin
by Yann Laurans, Head of the Terrestrial Biodiversity Unit at WWF France

11h00 - 11h15 : Presentation of a mission in the Congo Basin in the 2nd half of 2022
by Nicolas Loz de Coetgourhant, WWF France Partnership Manager

11:15 - 11:30 : Q&A and conclusion

In case of questions, please contact Eric Evennou

Mail: eevennou@wwf.fr
Tél: 06 43 94 92 42

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