Untitled Document
08
08

The State of the Forest 2013 is completed and online. It is through the PFBC and the excellent contribution and availability of a large number of its members that this publication has been made possible. We should also thank the donors of this publication. Thank you to Norway, the European Union, the United States of America, Germany, France, Canada and FAO. Finally, thank you to the COMIFAC and CBFP facilitation.

08
08

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Esri have jointly developed and produced an online Story Map that combines spatial data, excellent cartography, and Web mapping tools to visually tell the story of the African elephant poaching crisis. To view the online Story Map click here.

08
08

Forest elephants in central Africa are being poached at alarmingly accelerating rates. A recent 10-year study and subsequent publication in PLOS by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is helping to bring the looming extinction of the forest elephant to global attention. To read more on the study click here, and to get the recent story on NPR click here. To see a fact sheet on CARPE's support to the government of DRC's efforts to fight poaching in Salonga National Park click here. One of the more recent poaching incidents involving forest elephants occurred within Dzanga-Ndoki national park, Central African Republic. To read about it click here. A new U.S. initiative to combat wildlife trafficking in Africa has just been announced, read more.

08
08

Managing Extractive Industries to Protect Biodiversity in DRC: On June 13-14, the ABCG "Mining and Biodiversity in DRC" working group (including Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund and World Resources Institute) held a strategic and technical workshop in DR Congo's capital Kinshasa. The workshop's overall objective was to promote best practices in DRC's mining sector by identifying opportunities to increase their implementation so as to mitigate impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem service values from mining sector development.

08
08

On May 15th and 16th the Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) co-organized a technical toolkit workshop to better understand how current technical tools developed by CARPE partners can contribute to CARPE goals and objectives with respect to biodiversity and climate change and provide support for REDD+ activities within Central Africa. For more information regarding the workshop and access to the workshop's presentations, click here. For the Summary Report click here.

08
08

From CARPE partner, IUCN. The Primate Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission along with several partners has recently published two new reports focusing on the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) and Grauer's Gorillas and Eastern Chimpanzees of the DRC. These reports and others can be found here (click for link).

08
08

An excerpt from Dr. Jane Goodall's October 10th 2012 "Making a Difference" lecture at the University of Maryland – College Park. Dr. Pintea, Vice President of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) presents his research activities of mapping and monitoring chimpanzee and bonobo habitat in collaboration with the Department of Geographical Sciences. See the video excerpt

08
08

The Iyondji Community Bonobo Reserve (ICBR) is a new protected area located in northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, just east of the Luo Scientific Reserve and south of the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve. It was formally established and recognized by the DRC Government April 2012. Click to Read More

08

Mapping the Future with Landsat – how satellite data contributes to land use planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

08
08

To access more news stories and announcements go to the CARPE News page