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Congo Basin: certified forests, a refuge for wildlife

A recent study published in the journal Nature on 10 April 2024 provides encouraging news for biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin. Led by Utrecht University in the Netherlands, with the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the research highlights the positive impact of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified forests on the region’s wildlife.

DRC: launch of a $5m support fund for indigenous forest peoples

A new funding mechanism to protect the forests of the Congo Basin has been launched. Presented on 22 September 2023 at the UN Climate Summit in New York, the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Forest Fund (IIFF) will enable these groups to play a leading role in securing, protecting and managing the forests on which they depend. The $5 million initiative, launched by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN), is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which holds around two-thirds of the forest in the Congo Basin.

CONGO: Nouabalé-Ndoki Park receives Gorilla Friendly certification

Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park has been awarded Gorilla FriendlyTM certification. The award of this ecolabel means that the protected area in the north of the Republic of Congo guarantees the application of best practice in all tourism or research operations involving gorillas, to safeguard the well-being of the primates and ensure the active inclusion of the park’s neighbouring communities.

AFRIQUE : WCS rejoint la Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, pour la biodiversité

La Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), annonce son adhésion à la Coalition for Aquatic/Blue Foods, une initiative internationale visant à accroître l’importance des aliments bleus intelligents face au climat et la dégradation de la biodiversité marine. Par cette alliance, l’organisation non gouvernementale (ONG) américaine dont l’objectif est la préservation de la nature en Afrique, entend travailler avec les gouvernements et les communautés pour promouvoir la pêche durable.

MOZAMBIQUE: the largest population of Taita falcons discovered in Niassa

The Niassa Special Reserve in northern Mozambique is home to the world’s largest population of Taita falcons. Although the site was not part of the range of this bird of prey, 37 individuals were discovered there by researchers from BirdLife South Africa. Conservationists are calling for increased protection of Niassa to protect the breeding population of Taita falcons, Africa’s rarest raptor.