congo basin

Congo Basin Forests Saved by Government Action, Timber Certification

Congo Basin Forests Saved by Government Action, Timber Certification

BONN, Germany, May 27, 2008 (ENS) – The government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced plans to designate at least 50,190 square miles of the Earth’s second largest rainforest region as new protected areas. At present, nine percent of country, corresponding to 8,494 square miles, is conserved in various categories of protected…

African Development Bank to Fund Congo Forest Conservation

African Development Bank to Fund Congo Forest Conservation

TUNIS, Tunisia, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – The African Development Bank Group is planning to invest US$814 million in biodiversity conservation and natural resources management in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, the group’s president announced today. Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka made the pledge at a two day conference on financing mechanisms for the sustainable management…