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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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2011-04-07 13:35:00

Scientists have calculated that the Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour. The figure is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century. The new research, which was unveiled at a recent European Geosciences Union meeting, uses a global network of monitoring stations that detect the electromagnetic pulses produced by major bolts of lightning. The scientists confirmed that thunderstorms are mainly a tropical phenomenon, and the Congo basin is the global...

2011-04-04 13:05:00

The conference, the first of its kind in the nation, will unite college students and members of the public across the country to learn about, discuss, and problem-solve the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stanford STAND: A Student Coalition to End and Prevent Genocide and Mass-Atrocities, has organized a national conference to address the persistent issue of conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the...

2011-03-29 13:41:36

Finding confirms that serious diseases can pass to gorillas from people For the first time, a virus that causes respiratory disease in humans has been linked to the deaths of wild mountain gorillas, reports a team of researchers in the United States and Africa. The finding confirms that serious diseases can pass from people to these endangered animals. The researchers are from the non-profit Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project; the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California,...

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2011-03-07 10:50:00

Humans share 98.7 percent of our DNA with chimpanzees, but we share one important similarity with one species of chimp, the common chimpanzee, that we don't share with the other, the bonobo. That similarity is violence. While humans and the common chimpanzee wage war and kill each other, bonobos do not. "There has never been a recorded case in captivity or in the wild of a bonobo killing another bonobo," notes anthropologist Brian Hare. Hare is an assistant professor in evolutionary...

2011-02-04 11:44:00

BUKAVU, Congo, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- V-Day and the Fondation Panzi (DRC), with support from UNICEF, announce today the opening of City of Joy, a revolutionary new community for women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). City of Joy will provide up to 180 Congolese women a year with an opportunity to benefit from group therapy; self-defense training; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); economic...

2010-11-22 13:55:49

New study in Vaccine offers strong economic justification for finishing the job on polio as quickly as possible A new study released today estimates that the global initiative to eradicate polio could provide net benefits of at least US$40-50 billion if transmission of wild polioviruses is interrupted within the next five years. The study provides the first rigorous evaluation of the benefits and costs of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)"”the single largest project ever...

2010-11-11 14:55:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Rotary International at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=9e1536a3-b9b7-4cd8-a13d-6178ebd3fa68# In response to a recent outbreak of wild poliovirus in the Republic of Congo, Rotary is providing a total of US$500,000 in emergency grants to UNICEF and the World Health Organization for immediate countrywide polio immunization campaigns. The outbreak requires urgent action by government and partner agencies...

2010-06-10 14:48:00

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison Agency - http://unisonagency.com/ - is pleased to present the newly designed brand identity and website - http://raisehopeforcongomusic.org - for the Raise Hope for Congo album, a special compilation featuring exclusive tracks from renowned artists Norah Jones, Mos Def, Sheryl Crow, Angelique Kidjo, as well as many others, in an effort to raise hope, educate and empower individuals to be a part of the solution to the Congolese conflict....

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2010-06-02 08:14:25

Secretive Hemidactylus fasciatus is actually 4 species distributed in forest patches across W. Africa The West African forest gecko, a secretive but widely distributed species in forest patches from Ghana to Congo, is actually four distinct species that appear to have evolved over the past 100,000 years due to the fragmentation of a belt of tropical rain forest , according to a report in this week's issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The discovery by former University of...


Latest Congo Reference Libraries

Congo Dwarf Clawed Frog, Hymenochirus boettgeri
2014-08-18 16:11:58

The Congo dwarf clawed frog is one of four species belonging to the African dwarf frog genus. It is native to central Africa and lives primarily in shallow freshwater creeks, flooded areas during the rainy season, and ponds. The Congo dwarf clawed frog can only live out of water for a short period of time, or it will dry up and die. It lives underwater and will only surface to take in oxygen. This species is often used as pets. This species is very small, growing to an average of 2.5...

Western Tree Hyrax, Dendrohyrax dorsalis
2012-10-01 17:43:06

The western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis), also known as Beecroft's tree hyrax or the western tree dassie, is a mammal that is native to Central and West Africa. Its range holds many areas including Benin, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Senegal, and Uganda. It prefers a habitat within moist savannah or rocky areas, as well as tropical and subtropical moist low-lying forests. Not much is known about this species habits, but some studies have...

Okapi, Okapia johnstoni
2012-10-01 08:48:10

The okapi (Okapia johnstoni) is a species within the Giraffidae family that can be found in Central Africa. Its native range includes the Ituri Rainforest, which can be found to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This species is most closely related to the giraffe, despite its resemblances to the zebra. Its habitat varies slightly depending on the area of its range. It occurs in swamps in the southeast, montane forests in the east, savannahs in the north, and woodlands in...

2012-06-15 06:58:02

Symbol: HICL2 Group: Dicot Family: Malvaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: PR    N VI    N Distribution: HibiscusclypeatusL. distribution:USA+(PR, VI) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida...

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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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