Call edition 2012
A new edition of the Prize of the Belgian Development Cooperation has been launched. This call is open until March 31st, 2011. You can read in the regulations whether you comply with the criteria for participation.
Like in many tropical countries deforestation in Ivory Coast has been very fast. To control this process national parks, classified forests and nature reserves have been founded. Only the three national parks of Ivory Coast enjoy a sufficient protection. Classified forests and nature reserves are still liable to overexploitation for agricultural purposes. The only forests that can be logged commercially are the classified forests. The government puts forest management forward as a condition for forest exploitation. SODEFOR is responsible for the management of the forests.
Ecologically sound forestry should be based on a big amount of measurements of vegetation features. These data should be processed by statistical methods.
Bakayoko applied the method of line transects which allowed the survey of both the vegetation structure and the floristic composition.