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Farmers Face New Round of Eviction from Protected Forests in Côte d’Ivoire

Expand Children stand among houses burnt during an eviction operation in the protected forest of Goin-Débé, Côte d'Ivoire, in January 2016. © 2016 Human Rights Watch Côte d’Ivoire, fighting widespread and rapidly advancing deforestation, is embarking on an ambitious plan to reclaim and rehabilitate its forests. As it moves to protect a key national resource, the government needs to be careful not to trample of the rights of the thousands of small-scale farmers now facing eviction. Côte d’Ivoire has seen its forest decline from 50 percent of its territory in 1900 to less than 12 percent in…

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