05 Aug '11, 5pm

Congo has lost one-third of its forested land & is seeking $2.6 billion to replant 1 million hectares (2.47m acres)

Brazil and Indonesia get most of the public attention when it comes to deforestation, but the issue is also huge in parts of Africa. Now the Republic of the Congo (not to be confused with its much larger neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo) wants to do something about that and hopes to raise $2.6 billion to replant parts of the second large forest in the world over the next 10 years. Reuters reports that the plan is replant trees and establish plantations over 1 million hectares (2.47 million acres) of previously forested land. Congo has lost one-third of the forested land it historically had. For its part, Congo plans on contributed $432 million to the reforestation efforts, with the rest coming from both donors and investors--the latter of which would presumably profit from the products produced in the plantations. African forests store as much carbon as does ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/congo-seeks-billi...

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