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As a result of the impacts of economic development, 85% of the original forest cover of the Africa’s Guinean forests have disappeared since the beginning of the 19th century. And this is continuing at an alarming rate of up to 2% per year.
The six PAPFor landscapes contain some 30 protected areas, each of which plays a central role within these landscapes both for biodiversity and the surrounding populations.
Within landscapes, biodiversity and local people are interdependent. While it is true that most threats to biodiversity are human in origin, so are the solutions.