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2011-05-12 00:00:46

On May 12 at 11 am, His Excellency, Minister Henri DJOMBO, the Minister of Environment for the Republic of Congo, will hold a briefing on the May 31-June 3 summit in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo of the major rainforest regions in Africa, Latin America and Asia. This summit, hosted by the Republic of Congo, will bring together representatives of the world's three major tropical rainforest regions: the Congo Basin in Central Africa, the Amazon Basin of South America and the Mekong-Borneo...

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2008-06-17 15:00:25

By Pat Hewitt, THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON - It's a haven for elephants, chimpanzees, gorillas and other wildlife - and, now, former prime minister Paul Martin has helped launch a fund to save the Congo Basin, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world. The $200-million Congo Basin Forest Fund, launched in London, England on Tuesday, is jointly funded by Britain and Norway, aims to make the forested area in Central Africa worth more as a living resource than it would be cut down....