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2009-05-29 14:44:39

The environment ministry in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sanctioned land for the protection of indigenous bonobos. The environment ministry announced Friday that it "has created the Kokolopori Bonobos reserve in the Equator province across 4,800 square kilometers (1,853 square miles) of land," said Cosma Wilungula, director general of the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation (ICCN). The reserve is home to an estimated 1,000 bonobos, said Wilungula. Experts closely monitor five...

2009-05-26 05:30:00

New rainforest reserve protects more than 1,000 bonobos and benefits local communities KINSHASA, DRC, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) joins the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in announcing the official establishment of the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, a community-managed protected area which harbors one of the largest known wild populations of the endangered bonobo. The Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve is the pilot and model site...

2009-05-20 08:48:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Amnesty International has organized an inter-organizational panel event at the NYU Center for Global Affairs to address the ongoing crisis in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The May 20th event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at 15 Barclay Street and include other organizations, including, Oxfam America, the United Nations and the Congo Coalition. Representing Amnesty International will be the event's organizer, Zachary Michaelson, a member of...

2009-05-17 14:30:00

Leverages YouTube's New Video for Change Program to Raise Awareness Online WASHINGTON and SAN BRUNO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-crimes against humanity project at the Center for American Progress, is joining with YouTube(TM) today in announcing the launch of the Come Clean 4 Congo video contest, which empowers individuals to create compelling messages that highlight the link between "conflict minerals" used in cell phones and the war in the Democratic Republic...

2009-05-15 06:04:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry, recently released Audio Bibles in eight more languages. French (Parole de Vie) -- Canada Romane Vlax -- Chile Kikongo -- Democratic Republic of the Congo Kiswahili, Congo -- Democratic Republic of the Congo Kituba -- Democratic Republic of the Congo Mumuye -- Nigeria Konkani -- India Madurese -- Indonesia These new Audio Bibles represent more than 32...

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2009-05-08 10:18:20

Two volcanoes near a major city in eastern Congo have begun showing evidence of intense volcanic activity - tremors, pools of lava and plumes of smoke - causing some residents flee the area, MSNBC reported. Scientists who visited the two volcanic peaks of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira said on Thursday the volcanoes could be near eruption and would threaten Goma, a city with a population of more than half a million people. Dieudonne Wafula, the head of Goma's Volcanological Observatory, said the...

2009-04-13 12:44:00

WNET.ORG's Nightly International Newscast Reports on the Crisis in the Congo NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Worldfocus, the nightly international newscast shown on public television, has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for "Crisis in the Congo: The Story of Pascal and Vestine." Worldfocus is a production of Creative News Group for WNET.ORG - one of America's most prolific and respected public media providers, and presented by WLIW New York and American...

2009-02-06 08:35:00

Despite the great cultural, physical, and genetic diversity found amongst the numerous West Central African human populations that are collectively designated as "Pygmies," a report published online on February 5th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, finds that they diverged from a single ancestral population just about 2,800 years ago. The new study is the first to reconstruct the history of the numerous forest-dwelling pygmy populations, who make their livings as...

2009-02-05 00:00:00

PARIS, February 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Entitled Production Rose 27% to 15,704 boepd in 2008 (17,404 boepd Including Venezuela) - Entitled Production Rose 45% to 18,854 boepd in Q4 2008 (20,554 boepd Including Venezuela) Sales for fiscal 2008 rose by 33% compared to 2007. in EUR millions 12-month total 2008 2007 Change Congo 0.5 0.8 -35% Tilapia 0.5 0.6...

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2009-01-30 09:30:00

Times are tough for wildlife living at the frontier between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armies are reportedly encamped in a national park and wildlife preserve on the Congolese side, while displaced herders and their cattle have settled in an adjoining Ugandan park. And yet, the profusion of prey in the region could potentially support more than 900 individuals of the emblematic African lion, according to new research "“ but only if immediate conservation steps are...


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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