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Pre-harvest forestry and botanical inventories in ENRA logging concession in the Ituri Forest Landscape, northeastern Congo Basin Rainforest (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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Pre-harvest forestry and botanical inventories in ENRA logging concession in the Ituri Forest Landscape, northeastern Congo Basin Rainforest (Democratic Republic of Congo)

By Jean-Remy Makana,  Jacob Madidi and Heraclite Bikumbu (2006)

A Report Submitted to CARPE by the Center for Tropical Forest Science
and the Wildlife Conservation Society

This report concerns a study that assessed timber abundance and distribution in natural
unlogged forests, as well as floristic composition and tree diversity in a 500-ha plot in
ENRA concession in northeastern Congo basin, Democratic Republic of Congo. The four
main objectives pursued in the study were 1) to provide training to ENRA’s forestry
inventory team, 2) to estimate the standing volume of major timber tree species, 3) to
determine forest structure and composition, and tree specie diversity, and 4) to evaluate
the impacts of timber harvesting on forest structure, tree diversity and timber regeneration
with the goal of identifying species for which current logging practices are not
compatible with sustainable forest management. For the first phase of the study, only
objectives 1-3 were accomplished. To achieve these objectives, we completed forestry
and botanical surveys in a 500-ha (2000m x 2500m) plot in undisturbed forest in ENRA
concession

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