CARPE Information Management Tool (IMT) online

The new CARPE Information Management Tool organizes information and reports from its partners for the 12 CARPE/CBFP landscape programs and for macro-zones within each landscape (protected areas, community zones and extractive resource zones). Landscape-level documents are available and downloadable. Individual documents are accessed by clicking on the landscape name on the sidebar or by clicking on the landscape in the Congo Basin map. Information on the consortium team managing each landscape can be found on the first tab. Landscape-wide reports from CARPE partners are found in the next three tabs: Land Use Planning documents (Strategy Documents and Management Plans) are posted and the overall status of the Land Use Planning process is summarized. Other reports are categorized as either Ecological, Socio-economic, or Stakeholder Participation information. The activity budgets for each landscape for each US Government fiscal year are found under the “Activity Budget” tab.

The site is presently only in English language, but a French version will be available very soon. Most of the documents are in French, with the language of the document noted after the title. 

Example: Landscape Sanga Tri National presented on

Each landscape is divided into macro-zones as the planning process matures. Once a landscape is selected, information on these macro-zones can be reached by clicking on “macro-zones” at the bottom of the list of landscapes, or by clicking on the last tab.A landscape map then loads showing existing macro-zones, and a list of the macro-zones appears on the sidebar. There are three different types of macro-zone:  • Protected Area (PA) categories can be defined according to a classification system developed by IUCN, and includes national parks. • Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) areas are lands in which communities have tenure over natural resources and manage them for communal benefit through a variety of traditional and modern systems.  • Extractive Resource Zones (ERZ) include forest concessions, large-scale private plantations, mining, sport hunting zones, and energy and transportation infrastructure.

Reports for each macro-zone are put in the same categories as for the Landscape Plans; as Land Use Planning documents, Ecological, Socio-economic, or Stakeholder Participation information. Both entire landscapes and macro-zones follow a four-stage land use planning process, with the degree of completion of each step being characterized by a percentage benchmark. The current status of the benchmarks can be found under the “Land Use Planning” tab, under “Land Use Status.”

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

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

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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

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

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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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