|Claims that threat to Congo Basin forest is waning are misleading
Global Witness - July 22, 2013
|Claims that the deforestation threat to the Congo Basin is diminishing are seriously misleading, says Global Witness. A new study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society states that deforestation has slowed as “controlled timber management” schemes have taken effect and agricultural expansion into forests has slowed.
|Deforestation Slows in Congo Basin
VOA News - July 22, 2013
|Tree loss in the Congo Basin rainforest is slowing down, according to a new study published Monday. The Congo Basin rainforest is the world's second largest, after the Amazon, and scientists say the study is good news for the global environment.
|Widespread abuse of logging permits opens up Congo's forests to more destruction
Global Witness - October 25, 2012
|Industrial logging companies and officials are systematically abusing community logging permits in order to bypass the Democratic Republic of Congo’s freeze on new logging concessions, says a new report by Global Witness.
|UN Report: CNDP, Congolese Soldiers Involved in Illegal Mining Operations
Congo News Agency - November 30, 2010
|A report by a group of experts monitoring UN sanctions on the Democratic Republic of Congo has implicated former CNDP soldiers, now part of the Congolese Armed Forces, in the illegal exploitation of mineral resources in eastern Congo. The report says that “units of the former Congrès national pour la défense du peuple (CNDP) in FARDC have gained military control over most of the strategic areas rich in natural resources in the Kivus, presenting a challenge to their integration into FARDC.”
|Equateur Province Governor Bans Exports of Unprocessed Timber
Xinhua - July 7, 2010
|The governor of Equateur province has banned the export of raw timber from his province without prior processing on site. Jean-Claude Baende urged logging companies to process timber logs on site prior to exporting them, which he said would provide work to the residents of the province.
|Clinton: US Committed to Good Governance in Congo
VOA News - August 10, 2009
|"We know that the promise of the D.R.C. is limitless. We will help you build a strong, civilian-lead government that is accountable and transparent, an independent judiciary, a professional military that respects human rights, a free press, and an active and engaged citizenry. A society whose institutions respect the rule of law," she said.
|Conservation Efforts in Congo Basin Appear Effective
VOA News - June 24, 2006
|A new assessment of Africa's massive Congo Basin rain forest finds that it is less degraded than environmentalists feared. The findings were announced in Paris, where African and Western officials ended a two-day conference Friday on an international initiative to conserve this rare, tropical forest.