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Saving the Congo Basin
United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.
by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington
Written in English
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The forest foragers of the Congo Basin, known collectively as "Pygmies," are the largest and most diverse group of active hunter-gatherers remaining in the world. At least fifteen different ethno-linguistic groups exist in the Congo Basin with a total population of , to , individuals. Running through six countries in the middle of Africa, the Congo Basin contains some of the largest tropical rain forests in the world. Dealing with present-day issues of climate change, it is home to bonobo apes, mountain gorillas, forest elephants, and more.
USAID helps governments and communities plan how the forests and land will be used so that they are conserved for future generations, while at the same time providing products such as medicines, wildlife, wood and other products that can improve living standards today. These plans have put forest management in the hands of local communities—which has been shown to be among the. Located deep in the Congo Basin rainforest, this part is home to gorillas, chimps, forest elephants, buffalos, and bongos. It, together with Lobèkè National Park in Cameroon and Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic, forms a giant protected area consisting of .
The Congo Basin is rich in forests and poor in cash, which makes it hard to resist offers of easy money from loggers. Carbon credits could, in theory, help save the forests, but the region’s historically low rates of deforestation (and governance) make it difficult to prove you’re saving trees. Congo Tales is a stunning look at the never-before recorded fables and myths of the people who inhabit the Mbomo district. The work highlights the rich culture found in the Congo Basin, with photography by Pieter Henket. Over three years were spent gathering traditional fables, which were then reenacted by local volunteers.
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Saving the forests of the Congo Basin: Q&A with author Meindert Brouwer Central African Forests Forever, first published intakes readers to the heart of the continent, introducing them to the people and wildlife of this region.
Get this from a library. Saving the Congo Basin: the stakes, the plan: hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, Ma [United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations.
Subcommittee on Africa.]. The authors' energetic prose bring to life the stresses, the strains and the sheer endurance required to take a clapped-out old Landrover 2, miles across the Congo River Basin.
The book's potency is underlined by a series of breathtaking images that capture the jepordy of the terrain and the personalities of the people who live there/5(47). SAVING THE CONGO BASIN: THE STAKES, THE PLAN HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION MA Serial No.
–5 Page 2 PREV PAGE TOP OF DOC Printed for the use of the Committee on International. Written by a combination of leading practitioners and academics, this book shows that states are more prone to cooperate and manage their transboundary issues over the use of their common water resources through peaceful means, and the key institutions they employ are international river basin organizations (RBOs).
Congo book. Read 2, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City /5(K). The Congo Basin in central Africa - this region near the city of Bumba is also called our planet's second lung.
It is the second largest contiguous rainforest in the world behind the Amazonian rainforest in South America. That is despite large swaths of the forest already having been clear-felled.
Washington – Septem -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo Basin Forest Forum and Congressional Hearing today.
The basin begins in the highlands of the East African Rift system with input from the Chambeshi River, the Uele and Ubangi Rivers in the upper reaches and the Lualaba River draining wetlands in the middle reaches.
Due to the young age and active uplift of the East African Rift at the headlands, the river's yearly sediment load is very large but the drainage basin occupies large areas of low.
This astonishing book, winner of the Duff Cooper prize, reveals that it was Stanley who began a systematic subjugation of the tribes of the Congo basin.
Since Britain declined interest in making the Congo a colony, Stanley agreed to work secretly and for a large paycheck for Leopold for five years to help him turn the Congo into a colony (Pakenham 60). Stanley explained his motivation: “As yet the Congo basin is a blank, a fruitless waste, a desolate and unproductive area.
Inthe Yaoundé Forest Summit launched a major conservation effort for the Congo Basin Rainforest. As a result, 13 million acres have been set. Synchronicity Earth's Congo Basin programme aims to protect the Congo rainforest and its surroundings by building local capacity of the indignenous people.
Four years ago Chloe Baker and two friends set off on a journey they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin. The tale of their journey. It was an ambitious project from the start: to capture the Congo Basin rainforest in the pages of a book.
Stretching across an area larger than Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-largest rainforest straddles six countries in Central are crippled by corruption, civil conflict, and seemingly solution-less problems at the intersection of poverty and environmental stewardship. The stars are aligned and it’s vital that we seize this historic opportunity to save the Congo Basin Forests.
This is a unique opportunity for all of us to match the Congo Basin Political will with the US political will to support the conservation of the biodiversity in the region.
The U.S.’s timely show of financial and moral. Congo basin Forests-Climate-Water Nexus An Interactive e-Book Previous Next. Table of Contents. Congo Basin Context; The Congo Basin Setting. The Congo Basin rainforests. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) receives the largest amount of funds for REDD+ in Africa.
This vast country, similar to the size of Western Europe, hosts more than 63% of the Congo Basin rainforests, the world’s second largest contiguous rainforest after the Amazon forests in South America. Congo River - Congo River - Study and exploration: The question of the source of the Congo confronted European explorers from the time that the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão encountered the river’s mouth inwhich he believed to be a strait providing access to the realm of the mythical Prester John, a Christian priest-king.
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Aka Pygmies of the Western Congo Basin. Methods. The Level and Context of Father Involvement. Her new book, Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes From The Race To Save Our Endangered Relatives, is both a clarion call for action and a.
Protecting the Congo basin, as the UK and Norwegian governments have pledged to do, is the easiest - or hardest - thing in the world to do. On the plus side, the 60 .The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests If the vast and isolated forests of the Congo Basin–the second-largest tropical woodlands on the planet–had a capital, it would be this sleepy city of.