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Story Publication logo September 20, 2022

Radio: These are the Medicinal Forest Products that Indigenous Peoples are Afraid Will Disappear (Swahili)


A person holds a plastic blue basket of fruits. Two other people sit nearby.

How do we prevent the threat of disappearance?


Until today, to access certain products, the forest peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo can only be satisfied with gathering and collecting. They are not yet cultivable. However, among these non-timber forest products (NTFPs), there are those that have proven therapeutic virtues and that are threatened with extinction due to the misuse of the forest. Hervé Mukulu and his team looked into these challenges to preserve the treasures of the forest in a report produced with the support of the Rainforest Journalism Fund in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Listen to the full report in Swahili: