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Maintaining forest cover

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.

PAPFor is working with local communities and territorial authorities to identify the forest corridors that will ensure connectivity between the forest protected areas.

Land-use plans and local development plans encourage local development com-patible with the forest conservation.

It supports community forests and refor- estation activities where the forest cover has disappeared