In this podcast produced by the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Belgium, scientist Nils Bourland talks about his research work on Afrormosia in Democratic Republic of the Congo, which supported by FORETS.
All current opportunities have been filled. We will announce more vacancies when available. Opportunity for young forest specialists: Internships in Democratic Republic of the Congo The project FORETS (Formation, Environnement et Recherche dans la Tshopo), financed by the European Union and implemented by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Congolese and international partners, […]
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Mukula tree added to CITES, but can it outpace illegal ‘cut and run’ loggers?
Democratic Republic of the Congo – Located on the bumpy road connecting run-down Bangoka International Airport to the city of Kisangani in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Compagnie Forestière et de Transformation’s (CFT) sawmill stands as an oasis of change. A visit inside the streamlined structure reveals a timber company taking positive steps towards sustainability. In a context […]
For young people in sub-Saharan Africa, studying in Europe or the United States is an aspiration within reach of only a privileged few — those with adequate financial resources or the tenacity to prevail over grueling admission requirements, lengthy visa applications and excruciating scholarship qualifications. Read more »
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 […]
Wood biology laboratory, first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa, opens in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tervuren, Belgium. 29 April 2019 – Belgium’s Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) has launched a new wood biology laboratory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Located in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, at the heart of the Congo Basin, it will be used by Congolese and international scientists to conduct top-notch research on […]
A young Congolese researcher earns his ‘cutting edge’ stripes Democratic Republic of the Congo – Tropical forests are magical places. Inside the bustling canopy, huge buttress trees and evergreen plants make a bountiful home for birds, animals and insects, all together completing some of Earth’s most rich and diverse ecosystems. But they currently face unprecedented stress. […]
CIFOR director general visits FORETS’ project site in DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country central to the work of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). It hosts over 60 percent of the world’s second largest swathe of tropical forest, the Congo Basin, which is […]