The Congo Basin spans across six countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.
There are approximately 10,000 tropical plant species in the Congo Basin, of which an estimated 30% are unique to the region. Endangered wildlife, including forest elephants, chimpanzees, bonobos, and lowland and mountain gorillas inhabit the lush forests. 400 other species of mammals, 1,000 species of birds and 700 species of fish can also be found here.
The Congo Basin has been inhabited by humans for more than 50,000 years and it provides food, fresh water and shelter to more than 80 million people. Nearly 250 distinct ethnic groups exist, and the region’s Ba’Aka people are among the most well known representatives of an ancient hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Their lives and well-being are linked intimately with the forest.
The Agile Mangabey group at Bai Hokou
Bai Hokou research site in Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas is home a group of habituated agile mangabeys (Cercocerbus agilis). ...
62.5 kilograms of ivory tusks seized at Kinshasa airport
62.5 kilos of processed ivory were seized Saturday at the Kinshasa-N'djili international airport by airport services.
62 ,5 kilos de pointes d'ivoire saisis à l'aéroport de Kinshasa
62,5 kilos de pointes d'ivoire déjà travaillés ont été saisis samedi à l'aéroport international de Kinshasa-N'djili par des ...
WWF-DRC comments on RRI report: Mai-Ndombe: Will REDD+ laboratory benefit Indigenous People or Local Communities?
WWF and NGO partners welcome RRI and partners’ analysis assessing, with existing tools, the implemen-tation of the REDD + ...