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2010-05-13 09:05:00

Duke University assistant professor Brian Hare and colleagues study the behavior of bonobos -- apes that are genetically close to humans Primatologist Brian Hare wishes more people could discover what bonobos can teach us about human nature. "I really think they are the smartest ape in the world," he said. "We have a lot to learn from them." Bonobos are genetically close to humans, yet most people know very little about them. Through his ongoing research, Hare hopes to change that....

2010-04-07 15:40:00

2009: a year of transition... Onal first oil - First oil on 9 March 2009 (average entitlement of 6,975 b/d over the year) - Additional investments to meet satellite production Late exploration success. A promising new play: Kissenda - An intensive programme: EUR230m in exploration expenses - A discovery rate below that of previous years - Two major successes in 2009 (OMOC and OMGW) and one in 2010 (OMOC-N) - New reservoir found: Kissenda The...

2010-03-22 11:10:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and advocate Ben Affleck today announced the launch of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making initiative with the mission of helping the Congolese people support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. ECI is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. In...

2010-02-26 13:17:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA player and activist, has been chosen by the U.S. Census as a National Profile Partner. In his role, he will work with the Census and create outreach strategies to increase overall participation in the Census among African and African-American communities and also utilize the Census information for outreach projects to improve the quality of life for the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Dikembe...

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2010-02-13 08:50:00

New research suggests that the act of voluntarily sharing something with another may not be entirely exclusive to the human experience. A study published in the March 9th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, observed that bonobos"”a sister species of chimpanzees and, like chimps, our closest living relatives"”consistently chose to actively share their food with others. "It has been suggested that only humans voluntarily share their food," says lead study author...

2010-02-02 12:24:00

PARIS, February 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Average Entitled Production of 6,975 boepd in 2009 (8,578 boepd With Venezuela) - Average Entitled Production of 8,836 boepd in Q4 2009 (10,320 boepd With Venezuela) Sales for fiscal 2009 rose by 99% compared to 2008. In EUR millions Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 2009 2008 Congo 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 Tilapia 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5...

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2010-02-02 07:35:00

Sharing is a behavior on which day care workers and kindergarten teachers tend to offer young humans a lot of coaching. But for our ape cousins the bonobos, sharing just comes naturally. In fact, according to a pair of papers in the latest Current Biology, it looks like bonobos never seem to learn how not to share. Chimpanzees, by contrast, are notorious for hogging food to themselves, by physical aggression if necessary. While chimps will share as youngsters, they grow out of it. In several...

2009-12-15 06:05:00

Bonobo Conservation Initiative Recognized for Community-based Carbon Offset Project COPENHAGEN, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) will be recognized on December 16, 2009 during the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for its efforts to save a huge rainforest area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that harbors the endangered bonobo, a great ape most closely related to humans. At the...

2009-12-14 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today concerning Niotan Inc.: In a December 7 statement, Nevada-based Niotan Inc. claimed that it "does not source tantalum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo" and denied reports suggesting that it is linked to conflict minerals originating in eastern Congo. The Report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

2009-12-09 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will join the global community in observance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence from Nov. 25 through Dec. 10. To highlight the plight of women and girls affected by violence, USAID will host the exhibition Congo/Women Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of Congo. Gender-based violence is a pervasive public health and human rights issue. Around the world, at least...


Latest Congo Reference Libraries

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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2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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