Impact assessment of fuelwood and charcoal production on the forest cover in the Ituri landscape

Pacifique Madibi Mubamba

The overall goal of the internship is to conduct an analysis of the impact of fuelwood and charcoal production on the Ituri forest landscape. Data from field-based information on the demand from North Kivu and neighbouring Central African countries and spatial data summarizing annual forest cover losses over the period 2000-2015, will be combined to generate this analysis. Such analysis will provide the WCS-DRC Ituri Forest Conservation Project (IFCP) with very practical information on the household energy supply in eastern DRC to efficiently address one of the major drivers of forest cover loss and biodiversity decline in the Ituri forest and throughout the whole country.