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The Consequences of Deforestation on the Indigenous Peoples of Congo, Cameroon and CAR (French)

A lumberjack cutting down a tree in the jungle. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cameroon, 2012.

This project looks at the impact of deforestation on Indigenous peoples, from their living...


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Nearly 60 km from Douala in Cameroon, in the Littoral region, department of Nkam, on a normal road that runs along a track that is engulfed in the forest and out of nowhere, we enter the village Mamba lost in the middle of the forest.

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Consequences of deforestation
Here, people live mainly from the forest and agriculture. But now, the situation has changed and the consequences are felt.

Image by Samuel Nzam. Central African Republic, 2021.

Indigenous peoples of the Congo Basin forests. Image by Samuel Nzam. Central African Republic, 2021.

Image by Joël Kouam. Cameroon, 2021.