Harvesting Prunus africana bark on Mount Cameroon. (Credit: Verina Ingram)
September 29th, 2014

From endangered to everyday tree? How governance makes a difference

A pidgin phrase from northwest Cameroon—‘Chop, no broke pot’ (Eat, but don’t overdo it)—is, essentially, a call for sustainable consumption. The saying also highlights the tensions in governing desirable forest resources in that country. An example is Prunus africana, a tree native the mountains of central Africa used by local people for fuelwood, carving, and […]