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Story Publication logo August 27, 2022

Video: These are the Medicinal Forest Products that Indigenous Peoples Fear Will Disappear One Day (French)


A person holds a plastic blue basket of fruits. Two other people sit nearby.

How do we prevent the threat of disappearance?


This story excerpt was translated from French. To read the original story in full, visit Green Afia. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

In the DRC, non-timber forest products are becoming increasingly rare, and the risk of their disappearance high, as a result of human pressure on the forest. In this report, produced with the support of the Congo Basin Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Pulitzer Center, Hervé Mukulu and his colleagues show us the penchant of some inhabitants of Kinshasa, Kisangani, Beni, Butembo, and Bunia for these products and the mechanisms for their preservation.

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Video by Green Afia. DRC, 2022.


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