“Engagement landscape” concept takes shape in DRC’s Yangambi

Healing the heavily forested landscapes of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the aftermath of devastating wars that ended in 2003 has been a slow process, just one of many systemic scars under repair amid ongoing post-conflict skirmishes. War has contributed to forest loss and damage through unregulated wildlife hunting, livestock grazing, subsistence agricultural […]

New technology transforms study of tree crowns and Congo Basin dynamics

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Studying the dense and humid forests of the Congo Basin is no mean feat. Under rustling tree canopies, buttress roots tangle with climbing plants to form natural barriers, murky creeks cut across muddy and narrow paths, and the scorching heat and humidity fill the air with steam. Foresters have […]