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Felix Houphouët-Boigny University
Cocody, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Date & Time:
June 10, 2022 | 8:30 am - 11:00 am (Local Timezone)

Event Summary:

Over the last 60 years, 90% of the Ivorian forest surface has disappeared, making Côte d'Ivoire one of the countries in Africa with the highest annual deforestation rate. This projection is all the more worrying given that by the same date, the Ivorian population could reach more than 37 million inhabitants (compared to 27 million today). According to the OIPR (2011) and MINEDD (2011), the natural resources of the Mont Sangbé National Park are currently under unprecedented anthropic pressure due to repeated crises that have made it difficult to monitor. The Collectif des Leaders pour le Développement durable de l'Afrique is organising a tree planting at the Université Felix Houphouët-Boigny.

Practical Details:

Côte d'Ivoire has a network of 14 protected areas covering an estimated 2.1 million hectares, or about 6.5% of the national territory. These figures do not include the recently created marine national parks. Thus, achieving the goal of having 30% of its national territory under protection by 2030 requires a strong commitment from all stakeholders and in particular from the youth. It will also be important to know how the government intends to balance its development and conservation objectives in line with its international commitments in order to reach this target.

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