How to live with tropical forests?

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How to live with tropical forests?

© Plinio Sist

By: Caroline Lachowsky

51 mins

How to live with tropical forests?

In South America, in South-East Asia, in the Congo Basin ... How to rethink together, with the men and women who live there, the restoration of tropical forests? 


In Africa, South America, South-East Asia, how can we seriously and sustainably consider the safeguard and restoration of tropical forest basins (without taking into account the men and women who live there and who live there interdependently).

What could be more complex than these relationships, these links, these interweaving woven for millennia between humans and tropical forests?

What if to fight against deforestation in the Amazon or in the Congo Basin, it was no longer just a question of putting forests under cover, but of thinking together about the joint future of humans and forests?

What if the solutions were to seek better management of the forest, on a case-by-case basis, and with all its inhabitants?

With ecologists:

Marie-Ange Ngo-Bieng, 

researcher in Forest Ecology at the Forests & Societies research unit.

Plinio Sist, 

director of the Forests & Societies research unit, which brings together 42 researchers from CIRAD.

He is a tropical forest ecologist with over 25 years of experience in South America (Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia).

For the collective work 

Living with tropical forests

/ CIRAD (Center for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for the Sustainable Development of Tropical and Mediterranean Regions).


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