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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Independent Monitoring of Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (IM-FLEG)
On 1 December 2010, REM was appointed Independent Monitor of Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in DRC for a duration of 25 months. Click here for access to the project's website in French .
Local perspective on the review of old forest licences
Old forest exploitation titles in the Democratic Republic of Congo will shortly be reviewed and converted into logging concessions. This process is potentially controversial as many forest dependent people have recently argued that past industrial logging has not contributed to poverty relief.
In October 2004, REM went to the Democratic Republic of Congo to collect input from Community Based Organisations and Non-Governmental Organisations on the methodology to give the process some of the international and national credibility it needs.
REM visited several individuals within Ministries and key members of the Private sector to gather information about the forest sector in DRC and their perspective on new legislation. Discussions were held on problems in the new Forest Code itself, as well as deficiencies in law enforcement in the forest.
REM's visit to the Republic of Congo was made possible thanks to funding received from the Netherlands Committee for IUCN (The World Conservation Union).