Latest Congo Basin Forest Fund Stories

2008-06-17 16:30:00

A new state-of-the-art camera onboard a satellite will be used to monitor deforestation levels in Africa's Congo Basin. RALCam3, a high-resolution camera, designed and built by UK scientists, will provide the first detailed view of the area's rate of forest cover loss. The project is part of the Congo Basin Forest Fund, a £108m joint-initiative by the UK and Norwegian governments to fund aims to curb climate change by preventing deforestation in the region. "We are pledging to work...

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