“Generally, classic sustainable agricultural practices would probably go a long way, especially the implementation of terraces to prevent erosion,” Drake said.

According to WWF’s Central African regional office (CARPO) , Congo basin loses  3.7 million acres a year to agriculture, logging, road development, oil exploitation and mining. 

According to a another Study “Since 2003, the total length of roads near congo basin has increased by nearly 100,000 kilometres — from 144,000 to 231,000 kilometres”

“Two-thirds of the forests in the Congo River Basin could disappear within 50 years if logging and mineral exploitation continues at current rates”– environmental group WWF said in a report.