International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology
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International Journal of Plant Science and Ecology, Vol.5, No.2, Jun. 2019, Pub. Date: Jul. 12, 2019
Evaluation of Artisanal Logging Sector in Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Case Study of Peri-urban Forest of Gbadolite City, Nord-Ubangi
Pages: 25-30 Views: 129 Downloads: 41
Authors
[01] Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Higher Pedagogical Institute of Abumombazi, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Abumombazi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[02] Maurice Ngemale Gbiadiri, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Fonds Forestier National, Antenne du Nord-Ubangi, Gbadolite, République démocratique du Congo; Higher Pedagogical Institute of Abumombazi, Department of Geography and Environment Management, Abumombazi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[03] Colette Ashande Masengo, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[04] Bamwa Motende Naomie, Fonds Forestier National, Antenne du Nord-Ubangi, Gbadolite, République démocratique du Congo.
[05] Jean-Pierre Ndolete Geregbia, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[06] Ruphin Djoza Djolu, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[07] Bertin Libwa Momi, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gbadolite, Gbadolite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[08] Gédéon Ngiala Bongo, Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Abstract
The Democratic Republic of the Congo represents more than 52% of the forest of the Congo basin and this one permits to satisfy the needs of populations living in the forest regions into wood and food products. The aim of the present study was to assess the artisanal logging sector in Gbadolite city. The findings show that this activity is more performed by men (87%) while the majority of sawyers has a secondary study level (56.7%) and exercise the sawing activity two to three years (46%). Agriculture (66.7%) is the best alternative activity to the artisanal logging meanwhile Triplochiton scleron, Entandrophagma cylindricum, Milicia excelsa and Alstonia boonei are the most exploited species; the chain saw is the most used tool (50%); then the rafter is the most sold product (55%). However, the majority of logging functions in private are characterized by the absence of fiscal culture (73%). For a sustainable and compatible forest management with the maintenance and renewal of the resource, it is urgent that the provincial Government regulates the artisanal logging by applying the law rigorously on the subject while fixing the principles destined to assure the protection, the conservation and the management of the phytogenetic resources in the peri-urban forest of Gbadolite city. Besides, it is also desirable to list and to identify all actors intervening in this sector in order to sensitize them on the sustainable exploitation of the forest resources and their contribution to the development of the Nord-Ubangi.
Keywords
Artisanal Exploitation, Wood of Work, Peri-urban Forest, Habitat, Fragmentation
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