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

Eco Chic

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.

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Cuckoo for Congo

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Yet now it’s been discovered they are all now relatively close, in the Congo rainforest, despite having travelled around 3,000 miles south. Back in August we linked to an article about cuckoos that had GPS transmitters attached to them in England and how they had taken widely divergent paths to get to Africa.

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Jordanian Company Buys 25% Of Congo Forest

Green Prophet

As such Sanabel will be hoping to get companies to pay them to preserve the forestland in Congo and protect it from deforestation in return for carbon credits which help them meet their carbon reduction targets. Images of Congo forest via bobulix/flickr.

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Meet the Elephant Conservation Heroes of the Congo Basin.

Elephant Journal

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Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin

Eccorazzi

An agreement between nations in Africa and Europe will set for a comprehensive plan to protect the Congo Basin, the second biggest rainforest in the world. Leading the way is Read More The post Norway Leads Global Effort to Protect Congo Basin appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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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. A New War Tactic In Congo .

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ORPHANED OTTER IS AN AMBASSADOR FOR CONSERVATION IN THE CONGO

Green (Living) Review

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.

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MAPPING OUR FUTURE: A STORY OF THE CONGO BASIN PEOPLE'S FIGHT TO SAVE THE RAINFOREST

Green (Living) Review

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'.

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Affleck to Obama: Make the Congo a Priority

Eccorazzi

Read More The post Affleck to Obama: Make the Congo a Priority appeared first on Ecorazzi. Ben Affleck continues to use the spotlight to focus on the civil violence impacting the Congolese people. Causes News People Top News ben affleck

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Ben Affleck Discusses Child Survival in the Congo

Eccorazzi

Ben Affleck calls on leaders and donors to put an end to conflict and embrace peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read More. Causes News People Top News ben affleck

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TOMS Shoes Talks With Ben Affleck About Eastern Congo Initiative

Eccorazzi

Ben Affleck is in the hot seat for the latest edition of TOMS Shoes “One for One&# video series, talking about his Eastern Congo Initiative and why supporting the region is so important to him.

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WATCH: Animated Story of Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative

Eccorazzi

For years actor and director Ben Affleck has been working to help fight violence and poverty through his organization the Eastern Congo Initiative. Read More The post WATCH: Animated Story of Ben Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News ben affleck

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CONGO BASIN RAINFORESTS ON BORROWED TIME AS OIL PALM DEVELOPMENT NUMBERS SURGE

Green (Living) Review

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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Javier Bardem Talks Women in the Congo for Mother’s Day

Eccorazzi

New dad Javier Bardem teamed up with the organization Raise Hope for Congo for Mother’s Day to talk about the sexual violence facing women in that region. Watch the video below and go to Raise Hope for Congo to learn how you can take action to help.

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Selena Gomez Traveling to the Congo for UNICEF

Eccorazzi

Selena Gomez is taking a trip to Africa and not just for pleasure, but to help others. Read More. Causes News People Top News selena gomez

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This is what Happens when we Can’t Look Genocide in the Eye.

Elephant Journal

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Humans of Humanity: Humans of New York Photographer Goes on World Tour. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

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

Eco Chic

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Saving Elephants, One Vial of Scat at a Time

Wend Magazine

After two years in the works, we’re kicking off the Elephant Ivory Project in earnest on Sunday morning when Andy Maser and I fly to Kinshasha, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a case of collection vials and the goal of saving a species. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Agriculture and Water Connect Israel to Africa

Green Prophet

Israel recently launched a mission to Ghana and is considering reopening its embassy in RDC Congo. Business & Politics Food & Health Water agriculture Congo Egypt Ethiopia Israel Netanyahu Nile River Sudan Uganda water

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. How much better would you sleep if you knew your pajamas were supporting a woman in need?

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Down the Ivory Road | Wend Magazine - iWend

Wend Magazine

We arrived in Kinshasa on Monday exhausted from 36 hours of transit and found the Congo just as hot as we left it two years ago. With Balongelwa’s blessing, we’re heading some 500 miles up the Congo River to Kisangani tomorrow morning. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, January 14

Conservancy Talk

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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WATCH: Robin Wright Campaigns Against Conflict Minerals

Eccorazzi

Robin Wright recently visited eastern Congo with the organization Raise Hope for Congo, and is now back and asking companies to quit using conflict minerals. Read More. Causes News People Top News Video robin wright

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Exploring the Uncharted Bird World

10,000 Birds

601-800 sp: Canada, Costa Rica, Panama; Russia; Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa; Laos, New Guinea (PNG); Australia.

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Highschool kids develop algae superfood to feed Africa’s hungry

Green Prophet

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. Republic of the Congo. Algae as superfood?

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“Wild Rwanda – Where to watch birds, primates, and other wildlife”

10,000 Birds

Forget the old news, Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest and most stable countries. Slightly larger than Wales and about the size of the US state of Maryland, this country’s lure is its 703 bird species and three dozen Albertine Rift endemics among them.

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3 global reports on climate change we can’t ignore

Green Prophet

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 350.org said. . Greta is not going to be happy.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2019)

10,000 Birds

But his best of the weekend was easily a bird that he was amazed he could see in Barbados, the long-staying Eurasian Spoonbill that he spotted in its usual hangout, a private impoundment on Congo Road.

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Watch the Fiery Eruption of Mount Nyamulagira

Wend Magazine

Mount Nyamulagira stands in Virunga Park —a 3,000 square mile National Park in eastern Congo known for its incredible biodiversity that includes rare birds, mammals and critically endangered mountain gorillas. If a trip to the Congo isn’t in the cards, the above video of the eruption may suffice. Click here to view the embedded video.

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

Green Prophet

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.

Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

Nyungwe is also a place that offers the best birding in the Albertine Rift Endemic Bird Area, apart from the out-of-bounds sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1). The beginning of the northern summer is a good time (as any) to dream of some of the most biodiverse places on Earth.

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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.

Down the Ivory Road: Into Obenge

Wend Magazine

We just arrived this morning and I already want to leave Kisangani, a city of 700,000 in the center of Congo’s jungle. One thing we do know is African elephant numbers are dropping, and a lot of ivory is coming from the Congo.”

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Hear Robin Wright Talk About The Conflict Free Campus Initiative at Georgetown

Eccorazzi

Robin Wright just got back from the eastern Congo, a trip she took with the organization Raise Hope for Congo. area, at the Raise Hope for Congo website. Now, she’s ready to share her experience and inspire others to help end the use of conflict minerals.

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2012: Thousands facing displacement due to Middle Eastern land grab

Green Prophet

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’.

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

Green Prophet

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.

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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.

Pochers Caught

Wend Magazine

After hours of heated discussion with the lead trapper, a man with a CITES permit authorizing live collections in a different region of Congo (not the reserve), John called Congo’s wildlife management agency. There was a shootout.

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Poachers Caught

Wend Magazine

After hours of heated discussion with the lead trapper, a man with a CITES permit authorizing live collections in a different region of Congo (not the reserve), John called Congo’s wildlife management agency. There was a shootout.

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Opportunities in Carbon Forestry

Celsias

Disney is in this space for carbon offsetting in the voluntary carbon market with two projects in Peru and Democratic Republic of Congo. Conservation International Executive VP Jennifer Morris talks about carbon forestry- the upsides, the possibilities, the tenure and the financing.

Crested Firebacks

10,000 Birds

Oh, and I guess there is a peacock in the Congo, but that bird is so utterly impossible to find it barely counts as an exception. One of the less talked about draws of visiting Asia for birders is the opportunity to check out some of the many pheasants that lurk there.

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‘Solitaire’: a New Film from Sweetgrass Productions

Wend Magazine

But unlike Conrad’s tale of travel through the dark African continent along the Congo River, Waggoner leads viewers of his film from the shadows into the light. The new film by Nick Waggoner and Sweetgrass Productions is nothing short of stunning.

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