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Saving the Congo Basin

United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.

Saving the Congo Basin

the stakes, the plan : hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, March 11, 2003

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. [Congressional Sales Office] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rain forest conservation -- Congo River Valley,
  • Rain forests -- Economic aspects -- Congo River Valley,
  • Rain forests -- Africa, Central -- Management

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 40 ;
    Number of Pages40
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15532369M
    ISBN 100160697956
    OCLC/WorldCa52221546

      It is an excellent presentation on a transformative infrastructure project to save the shrinking Lake Chad and develop the African continent. We can be very optimistic, but due to the growth of the population, the long-term measures cannot be other than to think how to transfer large volumes of water from the Congo River Basin to Lake Chad.


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Saving the Congo Basin by United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Saving the forests of the Congo Basin: Q&A with author Meindert Brouwer Central African Forests Forever, first published intakes readers to the heart of the continent, introducing them to the people and wildlife of this region. Get this from a library.

Saving the Congo Basin: the stakes, the plan: hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, Ma [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa.]. The authors' energetic prose bring to life the stresses, the strains and the sheer endurance required to take a clapped-out old Landrover 2, miles across the Congo River Basin.

The book's potency is underlined by a series of breathtaking images that capture the jepordy of the terrain and the personalities of the people who live there/5(47). SAVING THE CONGO BASIN: THE STAKES, THE PLAN HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA OF THE COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION MA Serial No.

–5 Page 2 PREV PAGE TOP OF DOC Printed for the use of the Committee on International. Written by a combination of leading practitioners and academics, this book shows that states are more prone to cooperate and manage their transboundary issues over the use of their common water resources through peaceful means, and the key institutions they employ are international river basin organizations (RBOs).

Congo book. Read 2, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City /5(K).

The Congo Basin in central Africa - this region near the city of Bumba is also called our planet's second lung.

It is the second largest contiguous rainforest in the world behind the Amazonian rainforest in South America. That is despite large swaths of the forest already having been clear-felled.

Washington – Septem -- Leaders of the Congo Basin countries and conservation groups are pressing for more attention, funds and technical support to save the world’s second largest rainforest and benefit its population during a Congo Basin Forest Forum and Congressional Hearing today.

The basin begins in the highlands of the East African Rift system with input from the Chambeshi River, the Uele and Ubangi Rivers in the upper reaches and the Lualaba River draining wetlands in the middle reaches. Due to the young age and active uplift of the East African Rift at the headlands, the river's yearly sediment load is very large but the drainage basin occupies large areas of low.

This astonishing book, winner of the Duff Cooper prize, reveals that it was Stanley who began a systematic subjugation of the tribes of the Congo basin. Since Britain declined interest in making the Congo a colony, Stanley agreed to work secretly and for a large paycheck for Leopold for five years to help him turn the Congo into a colony (Pakenham 60).

Stanley explained his motivation: “As yet the Congo basin is a blank, a fruitless waste, a desolate and unproductive area. Inthe Yaoundé Forest Summit launched a major conservation effort for the Congo Basin Rainforest.

As a result, 13 million acres have been set. Synchronicity Earth's Congo Basin programme aims to protect the Congo rainforest and its surroundings by building local capacity of the indignenous people. Four​ years ago Chloe Baker and two friends ​set off on a journey they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin.

The tale of their journey. It was an ambitious project from the start: to capture the Congo Basin rainforest in the pages of a book. Stretching across an area larger than Saudi Arabia, the world’s second-largest rainforest straddles six countries in Central are crippled by corruption, civil conflict, and seemingly solution-less problems at the intersection of poverty and environmental stewardship.

The stars are aligned and it’s vital that we seize this historic opportunity to save the Congo Basin Forests. This is a unique opportunity for all of us to match the Congo Basin Political will with the US political will to support the conservation of the biodiversity in the region. The U.S.’s timely show of financial and moral.

Congo basin Forests-Climate-Water Nexus An Interactive e-Book Previous Next. Table of Contents. Congo Basin Context; The Congo Basin Setting. The Congo Basin rainforests.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) receives the largest amount of funds for REDD+ in Africa. This vast country, similar to the size of Western Europe, hosts more than 63% of the Congo Basin rainforests, the world’s second largest contiguous rainforest after the Amazon forests in South America.

Congo River - Congo River - Study and exploration: The question of the source of the Congo confronted European explorers from the time that the Portuguese navigator Diogo Cão encountered the river’s mouth inwhich he believed to be a strait providing access to the realm of the mythical Prester John, a Christian priest-king.

It is virtually certain that, well before the Welsh explorer. Try the new Google Books. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features.

Try it now. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Aka Pygmies of the Western Congo Basin.

Methods. The Level and Context of Father Involvement. Her new book, Among Chimpanzees: Field Notes From The Race To Save Our Endangered Relatives, is both a clarion call for action and a.

Protecting the Congo basin, as the UK and Norwegian governments have pledged to do, is the easiest - or hardest - thing in the world to do.

On the plus side, the 60. The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests If the vast and isolated forests of the Congo Basin–the second-largest tropical woodlands on the planet–had a capital, it would be this sleepy city of.

With ongoing environmental degradation in the Congo forest, researchers are working on regional interventions to save the Congo River and its sources from consequences that could cause it to dry up. The Lower Cretaceous salt deposits of the Gabon basin and Congo basin were laid down on top of an Early Cretaceous-Late Jurassic, continental graben fill that represents the rifting phase of the Afro-American continent.

The salt is characterized by high percentages of potash and magnesium salts and a scarcity of sulfates and carbonates. The forest foragers of the Congo Basin, known collectively as "Pygmies," are the largest and most diverse group of active hunter-gatherers remaining in the world.

At least fifteen different ethno-linguistic groups exist in the Congo Basin with a total population oftoindividuals. Running through six countries in the middle of Africa, the Congo Basin contains some of the largest tropical rain forests in the world.

Dealing with present-day issues of climate change, it is home to bonobo apes, mountain gorillas, forest elephants, and more. USAID helps governments and communities plan how the forests and land will be used so that they are conserved for future generations, while at the same time providing products such as medicines, wildlife, wood and other products that can improve living standards today.

These plans have put forest management in the hands of local communities—which has been shown to be among the. Located deep in the Congo Basin rainforest, this part is home to gorillas, chimps, forest elephants, buffalos, and bongos. It, together with Lobèkè National Park in Cameroon and Dzanga-Ndoki National Park in the Central African Republic, forms a giant protected area consisting of.

The Congo Basin is rich in forests and poor in cash, which makes it hard to resist offers of easy money from loggers. Carbon credits could, in theory, help save the forests, but the region’s historically low rates of deforestation (and governance) make it difficult to prove you’re saving trees.

Congo Tales is a stunning look at the never-before recorded fables and myths of the people who inhabit the Mbomo district.

The work highlights the rich culture found in the Congo Basin, with photography by Pieter Henket. Over three years were spent gathering traditional fables, which were then reenacted by local volunteers. North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE.

Produced by Johns Hopkins University. In rural areas of the Congo Basin many communities depend on wild meat hunted in forests for up to 80% of the fat and protein in their diets. NTFPs (non timber forest products), play a vital role in supporting rural and urban livelihoods.

Their collection and sale contribute to food security, health, income generation and employment in the Congo Basin. The Bayaka, Indigenous Peoples commonly referred to as pygmies, are in danger of losing their identity and their home, the forests of the Congo Basin.

Deforestation caused by mining and logging concessions are at the centre of this ecological and human tragedy.

Get Rid of Ads. Support us on Patreon. National laws offer very few [ ]. At the Berlin Conference of –85, the European powers allocated the Congo Basin region to a private charitable organisation run by Leopold II, who had long held ambitions for colonial expansion.

The territory under Leopold's control exceeded 2, km 2 (1, sq mi) and, amid financial problems, was ruled by a tiny cadre of administrators drawn from across Europe. In her book, The Challenge For governments of Central Africa had appointed me the Goodwill Ambassador for the Congo Basin Forest Ecosystem in.

As Adam Hochschild's disturbing new book on the Belgian Congo makes clear, however, Kurtz was based on several historical figures, and the horror Conrad described was all too real. Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute on Octo in two separate audiences discussed preservation of the Cong Basin Forest and the fight against illicit flows of weapons.

The Congo Basin. The Congo Basin spans six countries – Cameroon, Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon.

It is a vast area and the second-largest tropical rainforest on earth comprising million square hectares. The Unreached Pygmie Tribe. They have never seen a. Author: Maria Teresa Cirelli Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org. ISBN: Size: MB Format: PDF, Docs Category: Forestry law and legislation Languages: en Pages: View: Get Book.

Book Description: Trends In Forestry Law In Europe And Africa by Maria Teresa Cirelli, Trends In Forestry Law In Europe And Africa Book available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format.

The theme of the meeting was “Saving the Lake Chad to revitalise the Basin’s ecosystem for sustainable livelihood, security and development.” Willy Ley had outlined the possible multiplier effects of the inter-basin water transfer in the book, African Development Cooperation states were also looking to the Congo Basin for water.The reality is that the DRC now, as ever, faces the huge challenges of protecting its rich and varied landscape, saving its precious wildlife and creating a more prosperous future for its people in a complicated political and economic climate.

So is it actually .Deforestation rates in the Congo Basin — historically lower than in the Amazon and southeast Asia — are on the rise. It's not just a problem for the 80 million people who rely on the forests for food and livelihoods; research shows the world's second-largest rainforest regulates weather .