”We are protectors of the forest, we are ecologists in your modern language. We don’t need a GPS to navigate our forest. The forest is our market, we know what is good to eat and what isn’t. We do not have all the means of modern healthcare. Our forest is our pharmacy. ” ~ Valentine Engobo Lufia, Chief of the indigenous people of Lokolama.
The small village of Lokolama lies deep in the Congo Basin rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The indigenous People of Lokolama have already secured the legal rights to their land showcasing that community based forestry is a better alternative to industrial logging.
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