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Protecting livelihoods in the Congo basin rainforest

Many people living in rural communities in the Congo basin depend on the rainforest – the second-largest in the world – for food, often bushmeat, and income from selling timber. However, the forest is being cleared at a rapid rate because of global demand for minerals and wood. The Centre for International Forestry Research (Cifor) is working in Congo basin countries to analyse the threats facing the forests and its communities.
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