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Maintaining forest cover

In a context of strong anthropic and agricultural pressure, it is important to maintain the connectivity between these different forests. «Forest corridors» supported by the PAPFor programme plays this important role. The programme works with local authorities and neighbouring communities to reforest the area between the Bossou forest and the Integral Reserve. Out of 250 ha, 50 ha have already been reforested by IREB. The maintenance of this forest corridor is essential for the survival of the small chimpanzee population of Bossou, that represents a touristic potential from which local communities could benefit.