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DRC: A tower to measure the impact of tropical forests on climate change

The new studies are being carried out in a ‘carbon flow’ tower in Yangambi, in the Tshopo province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The recently inaugurated research centre is a project undertaken by various international institutions, including the University of Ghent in Belgium, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the R&SD Company and the Regional Post-Graduate Training School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests (ERAIFT), in partnership with the National Institute for Agronomic Studies and Research (INERA). According to Cifor, the “carbon flow” tower is the first step in a major project to enhance the value of the tropical forest of the Congo Basin, the second largest in the world after the Amazon in Latin America. The centre is currently managed by Congolese technicians working with Irena.
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