Sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin

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An independent contribution analysis has shown that work started 20 years ago by FTA partners in the Congo Basin made a necessary contribution to sustainable forest management policies in the region in the form of development and adoption of forest management plans (FMP) as integral components of national policies. This contributed to up to 730,000 tons of avoided carbon emissions annually and more than 20 million ha of better-managed forests. A recent, more detailed economic analysis published by FTA scientists shows that the impact of management plans in Cameroon alone between 2004 and 2009 in terms of carbon left standing as healthy, living trees is 1,809,756 tons of carbon.

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