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2009-11-28 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep an eye out for the upcoming compilation album, "Raise Hope for Congo," a Downtown/Mercer Street Records release to benefit the Enough Project.

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2009-11-24 07:20:00

A new study says that western lowland gorillas living in a large swamp in the Republic of Congo are becoming increasingly threatened by growing humans activity in the region.

2009-11-19 08:00:00

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2009-11-05 00:00:00

PARIS, November 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Q3 2009 Revenues of EUR52.9m, +9% vs Q2 2009 Net Production of 9,157 bopd (10,791 boepd Including Venezuela) Cumulative Sales (9 Months) of EUR128.6m Exclusive Development Authorisation Obtained for the Omko Field Activity in the 3rd quarter of 2009 Sales - Q3 2009: EUR52.9m - 9 months cumulative: EUR128.6m Average entitled production in Q3 - Onal: 6,539 bopd - Omko: 2,159 bopd - Banio: 446...

2009-10-06 09:20:00

Proceeds from the Benefit will go toward The City of Joy, a safe house and leadership community under construction in the Democratic Republic of Congo Work donated by renowned artists to be auctioned off at the benefit NEW YORK, Oct.

2009-09-16 00:37:57

As many as 100 gorillas a year may be killed by poachers and sold for bush meat in a single region in the Republic of Congo, an environmental group says. Endangered Species International said it conducted an undercover investigation in Kouilou, 60 to 80 miles up the Kouilou River from Pointe-Noire, the country's second-largest city and a major port. If poaching continues at its current rate, gorillas could disappear from the region within a decade, the group's president, Pierre Fidenci, told...

2009-09-10 08:44:00

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, has been named the lead spokesperson for the African Union on climate change. The appointment was made at the AU's Special Summit in Tripoli, Libya last week.

2009-06-15 15:51:06

American researchers who have been studying the rare and threatened bonobo ape will lead monitoring efforts after a group of orphan bonobos are returned to the wild in the Congo for the first time this month.

2009-06-04 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, journalists cover war and conflict around the globe.


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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