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Congo Basin: Unraveling the past to predict the future

First wood biology laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa has opened in DRC to explore the world’s least-known rainforest.

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Congolese researchers Chadrack Kafuti and Nestor Luambua know what it takes to get into the least-known tropical forest in the world. Inhaling the warm and steamy air, plastic boots enable them to cross streams and fend-off the highly venomous green mamba snake; a wool bonnet prevents swarms of flies from forcing their way into ears, eyes and mouth; and a hard work helmet protects them from tumbling ripe fruits and rotten branches.
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