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What can hunters tell us about wildlife loss?

02 Nov 2018

New research demonstrates the value of local knowledge to understand defaunation

Meet the next generation of Congolese forest experts

19 Oct 2018

Cameroon – (Forests News) – To foment lasting change, tackling the challenges facing forests in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) requires addressing root causes. When researchers with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the University of Kisangani (UNIKIS) first began working together over a decade ago, a pressing problem was identified: the country lacked highly […]

FORETS photo exhibit to be held in Kisangani

10 Oct 2018

The project FORETS, with the financial support of the European Union, is pleased to invite you to the photo exhibit “Yangambi : Où l’histoire devient l’avenir” which will take place from the 10th of November to the 9th of December at the Alliance Française in Kisangani. The exhibit will feature 20 photos by photographer Axel […]

Endangered chimpanzees discovered in the DRC with help of camera traps

14 Sep 2018

On September 13th scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) confirmed the presence of Common Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve’s landscape, an area of about 750 square kilometers which includes the Reserve and its surroundings, in northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Breaking new ground for sustainable architecture in Central Africa

03 Sep 2018

All over Central Africa, it is a common sight to see worn-down buildings that appear to have been through decades of use, but in reality are only a few years old.

Sustainable consumption of wild meat, a possible endeavor?

05 Jul 2018

Wild meat plays a crucial role in the nutrition of communities living around the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, located in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Wild meat from animals such as small apes, red duiker, blue duiker, giant rat and bush pigs, is the most important source of protein for the inhabitants of the region.

At a once-premier reserve, sowing seeds of transformation

08 Sep 2017

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Deep in the world’s second largest tropical forest sits a maze of buildings that were once home to a premier, colonial-era site for biodiversity research. Though many have continued efforts there, some former labs and research areas are quiet, and aged books sit serenely on library shelves. Political instability and […]