Structured around recordings from Bergen's visits to central Africa—think elephants, song and markets—this podcast explores her unique role within WRI, working for more sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin.
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Most of the tree cover loss in our sample concession occurred in areas where, using clues from the ground, we can conclude it wasn't illegal deforestation. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
Most news stories about the Democratic Republic of the Congo focus on ebola outbreaks and violence. But within the country's forests, positive changes are happening.
Community forestry has long been hailed as a strategy for reducing poverty and improving conservation by empowering communities to directly manage their forest resources, but it is a recent experiment in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A recent visit to North Kivu showed signs of progress.
In conservation, success often depends on the basics. It can be as simple as making sure that park rangers have fuel for vehicles—or as difficult as navigating an entrenched culture of corruption. And long-term investment is crucial.
Molly Bergen vient de visiter trois pays pour enquêter sur les activités sur le terrain du Programme Régional pour l'Environnement en Afrique Centrale (CARPE), un programme de conservation financé par le gouvernement des États-Unis et mis en œuvre par une c
A lucrative charcoal trade destroys forests, threatens endangered species and fuels the activities of armed militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo. To avoid further losses, enhanced monitoring and more efficient cookstoves could help.
Artificial neural networks fed data on prior deforestation can be used to project and plan for future forest loss in Central Africa and beyond.
Rodrigue Katembo remporté le Goldman Environmental Award pour sa défense du Parc National des Virunga.
Ranger Rodrigue Katembo risked his life to protect wildlife from oil developers in Virunga National Park—even wearing a hidden camera and pretending to accept bribes. He recently shared his incredible story with WRI.
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How should countries decide what to put into their national emissions reduction plans, and how should they be evaluated? What should governments, civil society, and the private sector take into account in thinking about the equitability of a country’s actions?
WRI’s new online tool, the CAIT Equity Explorer, aims to help answer these questions.
The just concluded U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit focused attention on Africa’s promises and challenges, including energy, agriculture and the $14 billion in investment pledged by companies. The visiting heads of state—just shy of 50—also discussed climate change and its effects on crop production, nutrition and food security. New research by the World Resources Institute and Rights and Resources Initiative on the climate dividends of secure community land rights can help Africa address these challenges.