Rainforests and Congo News

Does forest certification really work?

Tropical timber has earned a bad reputation. When we think of timber from lush, tropical forests, it conjures up images of valuable old-growth trees pillaged by logging companies and illegal…
Ewing Lopongo, conservationist with the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), in charge of the Monkoto sector of the Salonga National Park, in Monkoto, Tshuapa, DRC, October 2016. Photo by Leonora Baumann for Mongabay.

The people of DRC’s forests

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, is home to a massive amount of forest – in the range of 112 million and 154 million hectares (between 276 to…
Ewing Lopongo, conservationist with the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN), in charge of the Monkoto sector of the Salonga National Park, in Monkoto, Tshuapa, DRC, October 2016. Photo by Leonora Baumann for Mongabay.

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