A visit to an ‘artisanal’ logging operation

The territory of Bolobo, located in the District of Plateau, in the Bandundu Province, covers an area of ​​3.500km². It is an area rich in biodiversity and home to bonobo, elephant and buffalo species, among many others. The people depend mainly on agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Social infrastructure is degraded – the roads are in a terrible state and access is possible only via privately maintained routes.

Forests are invaded by "so-called artisanal loggers," who log trees on an industrial scale.

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The territory of Bolobo, located in the District of Plateau, in the Bandundu Province, covers an area of ​​3.500km². It is an area rich in biodiversity and home to bonobo, elephant and buffalo species, among many others. The people depend mainly on agriculture, fishing, and hunting. Social infrastructure is degraded – the roads are in a terrible state and access is possible only via privately maintained routes. Forests are invaded by "so-called artisanal loggers," who log trees on an industrial scale.

 

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