Bois et forêts des tropiques, 2014, No 319 (1) - Special Issue: Family Farmin Facing Forest



Editorial - Family farming, from deforestation to a shared management 4 of the forest spaces? B. Mallet


The magazine becomes more accessible 

At the beginning of 2001, the journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) with an open letter clearly advocated to make available the outcomes of research in public libraries in digital form in the internet network. Following this initiative, succeeded three major events staking out the evolution of Open Access, favouring the approach of the peer-reviewed literature published from research. It is three meetings designated by the «3B», Budapest, Bethesda and Berlin, meanwhile statements were signed by a number of research institutions worldwide. The Budapest Initiative (February 2002) for Open Access (BOAI) recommends two ways to reach Open Access: Self-Archiving and alternative journals. The Declaration of Bethesda (April 2003) gives a definition of Open Access publishing, and also the roles of different actors involved in science communication. Finally, the Berlin Declaration (October 2003), signed unanimously by various institutions, extends the concept of Open Access to all cultural property and all data produced from a public research work.


In 2006, CIRAD has signed the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to knowledge, and the Accord protocol of the national archive HAL. In this editorial landscape, while undergoing the impact factor, the Journal Bois et forêts des tropiques is evolving to achieve a double objective: total free access for readers maintaining free of charge for publication for authors, as well as seamless assessment to publish articles guaranteeing renowned authors and their institutions. Thus until the first issue of 2014, items will be available online on the website of the journal ( without embargo, and only paper printing costs will be borne on demand. About the evaluation of the items submitted, it will rely on a greater involvement of the editorial and scientific boards consolidated with double-blind refereeing to properly accompany the authors in the labyrinth of their publication project.

Jean-François Trébuchon

Coordinating Editor

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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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