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Country Resource Materials for the eight (8) country areas. This Resource Material serves to aid the researcher in terms of data collection and pointers for analysis. The information provided were generated through on line sources and presented in their 'raw form' which means these were not processed or analyzed. This is also a work-in-progress thus, this could be further enriched and substantiated by both the researcher and the Research Desk of Tebtebba. In addition, the resource material may not form part of the output of the researcher.


Cameroon Resource Material Print

In Cameroon, two groups meet the criteria for being called "indigenous" as defined by the World Bank and the International Labour Organization. They are the Mbororo communities, nomadic cattle herders scattered throughout the country, and the groups of hunters, gatherers and collectors commonly known as "Pygmies" or indigenous forest peoples. Depicted by historians as the first occupants of the forested areas of the Congo Basin, they are semi-nomadic and live in the eastern, central and southern regions of Cameroon. They comprise the Baka, who live in three central African countries (Congo, Gabon and Cameroon), the Bakola or Bagyéli, and the Bedzang. The estimated total population of the indigenous communities in Cameroon is around 70,000...

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Vietnam Resource Material Print

Vietnam is one of the top five countries most impacted by climate change. It is one among the fourteen states to have been selected as the first developing country members of an innovative partnership and international financing mechanism to combat tropical deforestation and climate change...

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Indonesia Resource Material Print

Indonesia is one among the richest tropical forest in the world and in fact ranks third behind Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its tropical forest land covers 120 million hectares and one of the most biologically diverse and extensive in the world and hosts around 10 percent of the world's plant and mammal species. Experts however agree that Indonesia's forest is in grave threat. According to Forest Watch Indonesia and Global Forest Watch, Indonesia is losing nearly 2 million hectares of forest...

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Kenya Resource Material Print

Africa is a massive continent with vast natural resources, many of which are under increasing threat. Its area can actually fit the whole of the USA, China and Europe and still have South Africa left over which itself is as big as Germany, France and Holland combined.

The vastness of Africa is a home to a rich biodiversity. It is estimated that Africa hold at least 25 percent of global biodiversity in terms of ecosystems, species and genetic variety (Mugabe and Clark, 1998). This rich and varied biological resources form the region's natural wealth on which its social and economic systems are based. These resources have global importance because of its potential to mitigate and adapt to climate change...

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Nicaragua Resource Material Print

With the advent of climate change, the relationship between forest conservation and poverty has become more complex. Nicaragua dubbed as the poorest in Central America with a GDP of $ 4.6B in 2006 is both an illustration of irony and reality.

Nicaragua is located in the center of the Meso-American Biological Corridor, classified worldwide as a region of mega-diversity.It is the largest country in Central America with land area of 130,000 km2 (Larson, 2006) covering some of the most extensive rain forests in Central America...

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