Impact of Rational Logging on the Regeneration of Plant Species in the South-West of the Central African Republic
International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research
Volume 8, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 1-7
Received: Mar. 18, 2019; Accepted: Jun. 23, 2019; Published: May 19, 2020
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Innocent Kossa Koyakodo, Higher Institute of Rural Development (ISDR), University of Bangui, Mbaïki, Central African Republic
Fidèle Mialoundama, Doctoral Training in Natural Sciences Agronomy, Faculty of Sciences, Marien Ngouabi University, Brazzaville, Congo
Guy Gildas Sosthène Zima, Department of Plant Biodiversity, Faculty of Science, University of Bangui, Central African Republic
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Abstract
Nowadays, logging must be practiced in a rational manner in order to reduce the negative impacts on the environment and thus leading to the perpetuation of natural resources. This study was carried out in one of the concessions of logging companyVicwood Centrafrique «VICA»” in the South-West of the Central African Republic. The objective was to evaluate the effects of rational logging on the regeneration of plant species. From the different methodologies (bibliographic review, semi-structured interview, technical evaluation), data were collected, processed and analysed. Results obtained showed that the proportion of deforested area in an annual cutting base within the framework of a sustainable exploitation is 0.27% for an area of 100ha. Strict compliance with the upstream planning based on a good exploitation inventory made it possible to define the characteristics of the roads to be built which will have a low impact on the regeneration of the plant resources. The beneficial role of the management team to support the units on the field according to the management rules focused on (i) social aspects, (ii) mapping Geographical Information System and (iii) the traceability system for monitoring of the log from the prospecting period to when evacuation takes place. This has effectively contributed to the sustainable management of these ecosystems for the benefit of the future generation.
Keywords
Rational Logging, Regeneration, Plant Species, Central African Republic
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Innocent Kossa Koyakodo, Fidèle Mialoundama, Guy Gildas Sosthène Zima, Impact of Rational Logging on the Regeneration of Plant Species in the South-West of the Central African Republic, International Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Vol. 8, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbmr.20200801.11
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