Small holder clearing drives forest loss in the Congo Basin

US (11/15/2018)

A new study on drivers of Congo Basin forest loss has been published in Science Advances. Researchers from the University of Maryland and the State University of New York concluded that small holder  clearing continues to be the... Read more

New fact sheets and a new funding opportunity from USAID

Democratic Republic of Congo (08/03/2018)

USAID has prepared new fact sheets for Strengthening Central Africa Environmental Monitoring and Policy Support Activity (SCAEMPS) and Central Africa Forest Ecosystems Conservation (CAFEC), including a factsheet for the latest CARPE priority area... Read more

Good News / Bad News for Great Apes in western Central Africa

Republic of Congo (06/08/2018)

The results of a significant decade long study of Western lowland gorillas and central chimpanzees led by CARPE partner Wildlife Conservation Society... Read more

Local communities obtain titles to forest concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo (02/16/2018)

The governor of the province of Equateur, Democratic Republic of Congo, officially presented the titles of 14 forest concessions to local communities in the territory of Bikoro. Article 22 of the Congolese Forest Code allows communities to obtain... Read more

World Elephant Day Recognized in Kinshasa

Kinshasa (09/08/2017)

To mark the celebration of “World Elephant Day” on August 12, the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) -DRC organized a trip to the "Bikeko" market at Place Royale and then a press... Read more

Satellite Based Forest Cover Monitoring in Cameroon

College Park, Maryland (08/22/2017)

UMD and OSFAC hosted staff of Cameroon’s REDD+ Technical Secretariat for training in satellite based forest cover monitoring. The first training was held at the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) laboratory in College Park, Maryland and... Read more

Landsat-based forest change alerts for CARPE detect large forest fires in Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo (03/01/2016)

The University of Maryland’s Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD) alert system detected one of the largest forest fires ever observed in the rainforests of Central Africa. GLAD launched the new Landsat-based forest disturbance alerts for... Read more