La strategie nationale REDD+ Côte d'Ivoire (full report)
Biodiversity in Côte d’Ivoire is among the richest in Western Africa. The country’s total forest area was estimated at over seven million hectares in 2000 but has fallen sharply due to high rates of deforestation and forest degradation suffered in its recent history. Several policies have been put in place to curb this trend and restore the country’s ecological capital as it makes the transition to a more sustainable model of development. Côte d'Ivoire became a UN-REDD Programme partner country in June 2011 and has developed a REDD+ Readiness Plan following a participatory approach.