Implementation of international commitments on traditional forest-related knowledge: indigenous peoples’ experiences in Central Africa

Implementation of international commitments on traditional forest-related knowledge in Central Africa

Implementation of international commitments on traditional forest-related knowledge: indigenous peoples’ experiences in Central Africa

The existing legal and policy provisions of central African countries, and the way they have been implemented in practice, have hitherto done little to stem the loss of indigenous peoples' traditional forest-related knowledge (TFRK). Focusing on the indigenous and traditional communities of eight central African countries, this detailed report examines the issues surrounding TFRK and assesses the progress made to date by the governments who have given their endorsement to reform.

This report was commissioned by the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests for the Expert Meeting on Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge, 10 December 2004 in San Jose, Costa Rica (94 pages)