CARPE is a long-term initiative of the United States Government to promote sustainable forest management, biodiversity conservation, and climate change mitigation in the Congo Basin through increased local, national, and regional natural resource management capacity.

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Small holder clearing drives forest loss in the Congo Basin

US (11/15/2018)

A new study on drivers of Congo Basin forest loss has been published in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the State University of New York concluded that small holder  clearing continues to be the dominant driver of forest loss in the basin. This study, which was supported by CARPE, assessed forest disturbance dynamics for six Congo Basin... Read More

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