With the support of the European Union, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is working to preserve the natural resources of Yangambi, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, while improving the living conditions of its neighboring communities through its Formation, Recherche, et Environnement dans la Tshopo project, also known as FORETS.
Sustainable consumption of wild meat, a possible endeavor?
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.
Decaying Belgian Congo–era maps reveal secrets of valuable African tree
In the dusty library of a research station on the Congo River, a decaying map holds secrets to saving an endangered tree treasured for decades by boat builders and furniture makers.
A win-win system for the environment and for the communities
For the people living near the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, located in the north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), agriculture is the main economic activity and the basis of their livelihoods.
Better Understand to Better Protect the Natural Resources of the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve
The FORETS (Formation, Recherche et Environnement dans la Tshopo) project presented a series of studies on the development and conservation value chains in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve and its surroundings.