Jordanian Company Buys 25% Of Congo Forest

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An Islamic bank in Jordan has bought up over a quarter of the Congo forest for ‘sustainable projects’ When I first read about the acquisition of 500,000 hectres of high value forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo by an Islamic investment bank in Jordan, I thought one thing: land grab. Images of Congo forest via bobulix/flickr. Food & Health Africa land grab Congo deforestation forests Islamic banking land grabs

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Preventing Rape in the Congo Fights Deforestation—Here’s How

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Tackling sexual violence against women in the Congo is a direct way to fight deforestation. . Let me explain: Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, second only to that of the Amazon Basin. Both of these rainforests combined make up what is known as the ‘lungs of the planet’; the Amazon being the right, Congo the left. . We all may be carrying a piece of Congo around in our pockets.

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Isle of Skye, Scotland, 12/21/2010: Since mid-February otter conservation organisation, the International Otter Survival Fund, have been helping missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo to raise an orphaned Congo Clawless Otter. Due to commercial hunting for meat and fur, the Congo Clawless Otter population numbers has undergone severe decline. The message simply read, A hunter brought a dead female Congo Clawless Otter from the forest today.

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Why Congo Soldiers Use Rape As a War Tactic (and What Your Smartphone Has to Do With It)

Eco Chic

When not at home in New York, Chouchou works in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or what the United Nations has called “the rape capital of the world.” When the Second Congo War erupted in 1998, Chouchou noticed a new phenomenon. We tried to look for words, appropriate words to talk about it in media; we couldn’t find it in the local languages from Congo. A New War Tactic In Congo . Chouchou Namegabe at home in New York. Photo by Svetlana Jovanovic. “I

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The minute I met them I immediately understood they were in danger,everybody dominates them’ Accessing and using the forests upon which they depend for survival is one of the main challenges faced by local communities in the Congo Basin rainforests, especially for indigenous 'Pygmies'. Maps of the Congo Basin often make it appear empty of human settlement, giving rise to the erroneous belief that these lands are an unoccupied 'wilderness' available for others to use. WATCH HERE. ‘

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Approximately two-thirds of the total forest area of the Congo Basin’s forests – 115 million hectares – is believed to have suitable soil and climate for growing oil palms. Amongst other examples, Seeds of Destruction details the case of Atama Plantations SARL, which will create the largest oil palm plantation in the Congo Basin at 180,000 hectares and catapult its owners, a Malaysian ‘pipe-coating specialist’ firm, into the top ten global palm oil producers.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Cool Green Science

Tropical forests play a large role in precipitation around the world and in Congo, they’re bolstered by the eating & excreting of the forest elephant. ( Emperor penguins are climbing cliffs to avoid climate change and forest elephants are making it rain in today’s #greennews. Four colonies of iconic emperor penguins were spotted climbing cliffs to avoid increasingly rampant ice melt. Mother Nature Network.

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Robin Wright’s Pour Les Femmes Pajamas Benefit Women in Distress

Eco Chic

Proceeds from Pour Les Femmes sleepwear —co-founded by House of Cards’ Robin Wright and designer Karen Fowler—benefit women in The Democratic Republic of Congo who have been victims of violence. A series of interviews in 2012 showed that 34% of men in Congo admit to having raped women, 61.4% Fair Fashion comfort congo ethical ethical fashion nightgowns pajamas Pour Les Femmes Robin Wright sleepwear women women's rights

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Adorable baby gorilla wants you to recycle your phone


This species is native to Central African Republic, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo Basin is rich in coltan, a black metallic ore used in mobile phone manufacturing. Eco Green Recycle a-care-staff a-direct-tie angola cameroon congo-because endangered environmental destruction gabon recycling squarely-on-the wild

MVRDV to revive complex with BREEAM-certified groundscraper


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How Women’s Rights and Environmental Destruction Go Hand-in-Hand

Eco Chic

Just as adolescent boys high-five each other in high school locker-rooms in the United States, bragging about “popping the cherry” of freshman girls, shooting bullets from AK-47’s into women’s vaginas in the Congo is how men conquer land — land that is ravaged for minerals to power our cell-phone and electric car batteries here in the West. . (Image courtesy of Pixabay). We’ve got it all wrong — Our efforts to conquer nature have brought us to the brink of ecological collapse.

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Highschool kids develop algae superfood to feed Africa’s hungry

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Since its original inception, the Tel Aviv high school project has expanded to actual involvement with African countries like Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Beginning originally on South Africa, the project is also being tried in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 1.5 Republic of the Congo. Algae as superfood?

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

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This is no longer a warning, we are now experiencing the impacts of climate breakdown on a daily basis, from the wildfires in The Congo, California and Australia to the devastating floods in Europe,” says May Boeve, Chief Executive of said. . Greta is not going to be happy.

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2012: Thousands facing displacement due to Middle Eastern land grab

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From Ethiopia, Tanzania and the Congo, I look back on what has been bad year for land grabs. Congo. In May, we reported that an Islamic bank in Jordan, Sanabel, has bought up over a quarter of a Congo forest for ‘sustainable projects’. Jordanian Bank Buys One Quarter of a Congo Forest. Back in early 2012, Human Right Watch warned that tens of thousands of Ethiopians were being made destitute so their land could be leased to foreign investors such as Gulf Arab states.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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Conflict and civil insecurity are also primary drivers of food insecurity in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen and parts of Myanmar and Nigeria. Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

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10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

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The team of ten includes one athlete from Ethiopia, two each from Syria and Congo, and five from South Sudan, who will compete in judo, swimming, and track and field events. Yolande Bukasa Mabika (F): Country of origin – Democratic Republic of the Congo; host NOC – Brazil; sport – judo, -70kg. Popole Misenga (M): Country of origin – Democratic Republic of the Congo; host NOC – Brazil; sport – judo, -90kg.

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Phone Co-op brings first ethical smartphone to UK market

Green (Living) Review

Working with the Conflict-Free Tin Initiative and the Solutions for Hope Tantalum Project to source minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Fairphone team hopes to provide alternatives for miners in conflict-affected regions where militia have seized many of the valuable mines.

Germany invests in the DRC, but renewables could save all of Africa

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Adolescent men in the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) are recruited by warlords because they are desperate. The aid will help the people in the Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as the DRC.


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Having destroyed vast areas of forest in countries such as Indonesia, palm oil companies are now planning to expand in the rainforests of the Congo Basin in Africa. According to a recent RFUK report Seeds of Destruction , 1 million acres of rainforest in the Congo Basin is currently being developed by palm oil producers, and with 284 million acres of suitable soil in the region, developers are actively seeking large sites now.

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

The combination of hairpin turns and ubiquitous fog wreak havoc on the bald tires of the trucks shifting commerce across the Rwanda/Burundi/Democratic Republic of Congo boarders straddled by and accessed through the park. The Congo River flows out from an upland peat bog protected by Nyungwe National Park, straddling Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 1994, Rwanda made global news headlines as a horrific genocide against the Tutsi population unfolded.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, October 22

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In Gabon and the Republic of Congo, the reintroduction of captive gorillas appears to be working. Epic smog and epic food waste — it’s a tough morning in the land of green news (we’ll end on a positive note though!). Is there a direct link between Australia’s bushfires and climate change ? ( CNN ). Here’s what China’s epic smog looks like from space. Grist ). It’s a battle of redwoods vs. red wine as California’s climate changes. ( NPR ).

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Rainforests In Africa May Adapt To Climate Change More Readily Than Other Regions

Eco Friendly Daily

For instance, global weather stations report temperature and other vital data for understanding global warming, but a weather station is not located in the Congo Basin. An outline of points of knowledge that will go a long way towards understanding the Congo Basin and other regions of tropical forests in Africa are also going to be established in hopes of attaining the necessary data within a few years.

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Conflict-driven hunger worsens; Middle East hit hard

Green Prophet

The situation in Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Yemen worsened in the latter part of 2018 largely because of conflict, while Somalia, Syria and the Lake Chad Basin have seen some improvements in line with improved security. In the second half of 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo had the second highest number (13 million) of acutely food insecure people, driven by a rise in armed conflict. A child in Yemen.

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Solar-powered radio station to spread the light in forest of Oshwe


B.Sameer Kumar: Deep in the forests of Congo, it is almost impossible to get any good communication network going and the thick rainforests crisscrossed by endless streams and various rivers present are a challenge just to access. Around 22,000 people call the forest area of Oshwe their home and this remote area accessible only through a special flight from Kinshasa does not even enjoy a standard electricity supply.

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Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE among world’s top 10 wasters

Green Prophet

” Many of the poorer countries on the list, countries like India, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo had an ecological footprint that our world could sustain. Bahrain, in the Middle East is one of the most wasteful nations on earth, according to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) 2014 Living Planet Report ( download the PDF here ), published recently. Bahrain as the ninth worst offender in terms of the environmental impact it has on the planet, per head of population.

Child slaves working for the cobalt in your batteries

Green (Living) Review

An army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some just might like to refer to them as child laborers but when four, eight and eleven year old children being beaten and whipped if they don't produce enough, spill some of the ore, and such like, then they are not laborers but slaves.

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Philanthropy is a scam

Green (Living) Review

For example supposed philanthropic projects in Congo involving Bill Gates, Monsanto and Howard Buffet proved to be devastating as local farmers will be forced to use GMO seeds and fertilizers only benefiting private companies. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Capitalists are fooling the world with the hoax of Philanthropy Philanthropy is a scam as it allows the (super) rich to influence global affairs and gain political power with no consequences.

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Nature’s Nectar Zambia: Socially Conscious Honey & Wax Project


The Lunda people of Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola have been beekeepers for centuries. Deforestation around the world is. happening at an alarming rate. Trees being cut for timber products, clearing land for agriculture, and charcoal making are some of the main reasons in the developing world. But, in Northwestern Zambia trees are being cut for another reason; making beehives.


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Having destroyed vast areas of forest in countries including Indonesia, which is home to orangutans, palm oil companies are now planning to expand into the rainforests of the Congo Basin in Africa, home to lowland gorillas and other threatened primates. For the full report and the responses of palm oil developers active in the Congo basin prior to the publication of the report visit:

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Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

Green Prophet

million of them in the Democratic Republic of Congo by an unknown investor for agriculture. Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Agriculture minister Ayman Abu Hadid made the announcement in Tunis recently. Egypt is hoping that sustainable farmers will apply. .

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Cobalt-free batteries will make EVs more affordable


Much of cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, sometimes via child slavery. If the high price tag is all that stands between you and your dream Tesla , you might be able to afford one in a few years.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


According to a 2017 study of the world’s deforestation hot spots, Brazil, Indonesia and Democratic Republic of Congo are countries with the highest absolute forest loss in the world. And in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the main reason is extensive tree felling for fuel and farm land around rapidly growing cities. Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home.

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A Global Partnership to Protect a Crucial Natural Asset

Cool Green Science

While these understated mangroves can seem meager compared to the vast forest expanses of the Amazon or Congo, they are among the world’s most productive ecosystems. With 67% of mangroves lost or degraded to date, and an additional 1% being lost each year, mangroves are at a significant risk of disappearing altogether.

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The Tragic Story Behind Haunting Plane-Shaped Memorial in the Sahara Desert

Green Prophet

18 years later, family members built a memorial shaped like a plane in Niger, to which Libya contributed $170 million.UTA Flight 772 was flying from Brazzaville in the People’s Republic of Congo, via N’Djamena in Chad, to Paris CDG airport in France. In 1989, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 carrying 155 passengers and 15 crew members exploded over the Sahara Desert.

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Biodiversity Hotspots and Their Importance


The tropical and humid Guinean Forests of West Africa Hotspot extends across the southern part of West Africa and into central Africa north of the Congo Wilderness Area. Saving biodiversity hotpots, those places on Earth with an abundance of life, are at the forefront of conservation efforts today.

Protection Working for Mountain Gorillas

Eco Friendly Daily

The 329-square-kilometre national park is home to about 340 gorillas, a third of the total world population: The rest live in a second population straddling the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Last week brought a bit of good environmental news from Africa: for at least some of our charismatic primate cousins, forest protection seems to be having an effect.

Plastic Bag Bans around the World


Congo (2014). Since the late 1970s, plastic bags have. become a staple and an iconic image of shopping. They are such common place that people expect them to be readily available and think little of throwing them away or even discarding them on the ground. The reality is that over the past 40 years plastic bag usage has skyrocketed and has caused drastic problems for natural ecosystems. Plastic bags are often eaten by animals, causing them to choke and die.

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Green (Living) Review

Having destroyed vast areas of forest in countries including Indonesia which is home to orangutans, palm oil companies are now planning to expand into the rainforests of the Congo Basin in Africa, home to lowland gorillas and chimpanzees. A new survey reveals that a growing number of seasonal foods including Christmas puddings and mince pies now only use palm oil which is produced in way that reduces harm to the world’s rainforests.

Three New Species Of Amphibians Discovered

Eco Friendly Daily

These amphibians include the Mexican salamander and frogs from the Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo. In August, scientists begun expeditions to nineteen countries around the world to try and find one hundred amphibians thought to be extinct. The rediscovery project was coordinated by Conservation International and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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Tourists could spread COVID-19 to gorillas in East Africa


” Mountain gorillas are native to East Africa, with the largest population in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. A study by researchers at Oxford Brookes University shows that tourists may be spreading COVID-19 to gorillas in the wild. The study was carried out through an analysis of about 1,000 photos from Instagram posts. The researchers noted that tourists were taking photos too close to gorillas, a situation that may lead to disease transmission.

Do we really need to mine the deep seas to power EVs?


China is claiming most of the world’s cobalt , which is mined primarily in the Democratic Republic of Congo. While more and more cities plan an end to sales of vehicles powered by fossil fuels and car manufacturers announce goals to go all electric, there’s a major complication.

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Amazon rainforest is becoming a carbon source due to deforestation


Of the three, only the Congo Basin remains strong. The Amazon rainforest is nearing a tipping point, at which it will be a carbon source rather than a carbon sink. Researchers have predicted that carbon emissions in the Amazon could surpass the carbon absorbed by the rainforest in the near future. The news comes at a time when Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is working to weaken rainforest protection policies.

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Seeing Green Mirages, a Film Review

Green Prophet

Not a garbage dump or a polluted mining site in Congo where you would go and see the devastation caused by the development elsewhere. Sustainable development in Demmer, Tunisia could be lost forever shows this new documentary film. You cannot be against development, progress, innovation and even education. We count on these things to solve our biggest problems, whether it’s the ecological crisis, malnourishment or peak oil. If you don’t believe in them, you’re a defeatist.