Democratic Republic of Congo

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The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the Central African countries, which are full of important tree species including Pericopsis elata (Afromosia), Guibourtia demeusei (Babinga) and Prunus africana (Pygeum).

The NDF is already available for Pericopsis elata, its revision is very useful in view of the constantly changing context. In addition, as it is still Pericopsis elata, an in-depth study on the systematic conversion of volumes of processed products to equivalent volumes of roundwood using an appropriate conversion rate is necessary. Finalization, development and use of a database to monitor the volumes of Pericopsis elata harvested and exported by the DRC are priority actions identified by the DRC and its trading partners, including the European Commission.

Projects

Project Type: Capacity Building and Governance
Taxonomy: Guibourtia demeusei, Pericopsis elata, Prunus africana
Project Title:

Non-detriment finding from Pericopsis elata, Guibourtia demeusei, and Prunus africana in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Duration:

24 months

Project Document:

Link

Reports:

Not yet available

Related Publications:

Not yet available

CITES Working Language:

French

KEY STATISTICS

HUMAN POPULATION

84 million

LAND AREA* (km2)

2,267,048

FOREST COVER (km2)

1,522,665.9

FOREST COVER (%)

67.2


*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

GALLERY

Elaboration of Guibourtia demeusei - Bubinga's non-detriment finding (NDF) in DR Congo

Exploring the forest in Congo with Mr. Betti Lagarde

Photo by Banzouzi Jean Claude
Collecting sample of cambium on Pericopsis elata tree in North Congo within the ITTO, CITES programme

Stakeholder capacity building project on the development, implementation and monitoring of Prunus africana management plans in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Implementation of a DNA traceability system for Prunus africana in the Prunus allocation units in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Implementation of a DNA traceability system for Prunus africana in the Prunus allocation units in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei, G. tessmannii, G. pellegriniana) and Pterocarpus erinaceus in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei, G. tessmannii, G. pellegriniana) and Pterocarpus erinaceus in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Development of the Prunus africana Non-Detriment Finding (NDF) in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Study of the conversion rate and monitoring of the implementation of the non-detriment finding of Pericopsis elata in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Update of the non-detriment finding (NDF) document of Pericopsis elata (Afromosia) in North Congo