New research demonstrates the value of local knowledge to understand defaunation
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.