Environment in Congo Brazzaville

  • Working Together For Migratory Birds And People Across Africa And Eurasia

    BOTSWANA, 2015/11/17 One lesson that has been well and truly learned in nature conservation is that for policies to be really effective nations have to collaborate to address common problems. Within the UN system it is as well recognized that this applies to the different Programmes, Conventions and Agreements set up over the years. That each of these bodies has a distinct niche and a clear role does not justify a bunker mentality. By synergizing, cooperating and collaborating they can find common cause with natural allies and seek compromises with those whose agendas do not necessarily match their own. AEWA, the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds, is a prime example of an organization that embodies this approach.
  • Hunting in Africa - to Ban or Not to Ban Is the Question

    BOTSWANA, 2015/07/21 Hunting has long been a highly controversial activity, whether as a sport (leisure or recreational), for commercial purposes or if done for cultural reasons. African nations that legalise hunting activities experience scrutiny around their conservation efforts, and how much money they make from it. Trophy hunting, which is offered in 23 sub-Saharan African nations, generates an estimated US$201 million per year. Out of the 23 nations taking part in legal hunting activities, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa have the majority effective controls and the highest levels of transparency.
  • Forum recommends development of green economy in Central Africa

    CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, 2014/05/27 Forum recommends development of green economy in Central Africa - Participants at the 5th edition of the International Green Business Forum, who met on 20-22 May in Congolese southern city of Pointe-Noire, have recommended the development of a green economy in the sub-region, Radio Congo reported on Friday. The 500 participants recommended the implementation of programmes to improve local products and support activities of small peasants by giving the priority access to energy. The as well called for access to solar equipment and establishment of a green fund.
  • The Congolese minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Henri Djombo,

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2014/05/25 The Congolese minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Henri Djombo, on Thursday in Pointe-Noire urged the international community to preserve biological diversity, saying that biological resources were subjected to stronger human pressures which have contributed to their exhaustion. Mr Djombo was speaking on the occasion of the International Biological Diversity Day celebrated on 22 May each year. This year, it is under the theme, “Biological Diversity.” He said: 'The deterioration of biological diversity, which we witness, results from uncontrolled anthropological activity which has negative impact on human development. The continental and marine islands are incomparable ecosystems, encompass several endemic animal and flora species. Inherited from incomparable history, those ecosystems are irreplaceable and essential treasures for subsistence, economy, well-being and cultural identity.'
  • Oil firms urged to further reduce gas flaring

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2014/02/21 Congolese environmentalists Tuesday urged the heads of oil companies operating in the country to further reduce gas flaring to transaction with pollution-related risks facing people living in oil production areas Though the oil companies were asked in 2012 to reduce flaring in Congo for the well-being of the people, only the Italian oil company, ENI, took a step in this direction, installing last year the very initial clean flare in Kouakouala site in the southern part of the country.
  • Manage natural resources in the forest Congo-Brazzaville

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/09/02 A new mobile software may help local communities in the region of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, manage their natural resources and monitor logging activities in the forest. The Extreme Citizen Science team at University College London travelled across the country to test the new software in the field, meet people who live in the forest and gather feedback. Commercial logging can have an impact on farming communities, because it is difficult for the logging companies to keep track of local natural resources and respect them.
  • FAO grants Congo F CFA 108m to support forest policy

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, 2013/05/11  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has granted Congo F CFA 108.5 million (US$217,500) for the implementation of a project aimed at supporting the formulation of a forest policy, according to an official statement issued here Friday.
  • Farms, Settlements Shrinking African Lion Habitat

    BOTSWANA, 2012/12/24 The people of lions in sub-Saharan Africa is dwindling at a quick pace, according to a recent study, which found that lions have declined by additional than 75 % in the past 50 years, as farms and settlements proliferate. The study found that there are probably only around 32,000 lions still living on the continent. In 1960, there were as a lot of as 100,000 lions living in Africa. West African lions have experienced the greatest decline in people with only as few as 500 left in the region. Duke University researchers led the study, which was published in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.