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Date:11/21/2012

Stretching across central Africa, the Congo Basin forest is the second largest tract of rainforest in the world and a lifeline for more than 60 million people providing food and income for many remote communities, storing huge amounts of carbon, supporting unique ecosystems and regulating the flow of the major rivers across Central Africa. Yet the Congo's forests are being cleared at an alarming rate amid global demand for the continent's minerals, energy and wood resources. Current methods and rates of extracting these resources are unsustainable and threatening the future of the forest, and the people who rely on it.

As the Congo Basin is threatened, more research is needed to help protect the forest. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is currently supporting a new generation of researchers and working to improve the management of the Congo Basin forest and address the needs and perspectives of the people who depend on the forest for their livelihoods.

Media are invited to use a series of 11 colourful feature stories, nine videos and hundreds of photographs from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, exploring some of the threats facing the Congo Basin, and efforts by communities, governments, scientists and NGOs to address those threats.

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Under Threat: Deforestation pressure on Congo Basin forests increasing
The Congo Basin forest is a lifeline for more than 60 million people. It generates income from timber exploitation, stores huge amounts of carbon, supports unique ecosystems, and regulates the flow of the major rivers across Central Africa. Yet the forest is being cleared at an alarming rate amid global demand for its mineral, energy and wood resources.

Young Leaders: The future of the Congo's forestry research
From elephant shrews to ecosystems, Congolese Masters and PhD students at the University of Kisangani in the Democratic
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Contact: Michelle Kovacevic
m.kovacevic@cgiar.org
62-811-104-6012
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Source:Eurekalert

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