Village forests: NATUDEV documents 43

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Category : ICCA

Village forests mostly date from after 1992, when the slogan “8000 villages, 8000 forest” was launched. Their number has grown steadily since then. They are managed by committees, groups or village associations within the framework of collaboration with state services (especially those responsible for the environment) and decentralized communities since the advent of these. The forty-three (43) village forests identified and documented represent 2,710 ha or 63.04 ha on average. Documentation consists of the collection and analysis of detailed data on the forests considered.