Navigation Links
UN protects 'wild heart' of Central Africa
Date:7/2/2012

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA (July 2, 2012) A Central African protected area that straddles three countries and teems with gorillas, elephants, and chimpanzees has been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

Called the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (known by its French acronym TNS) the site consists of a 25,000 km2 (10,000 square-mile) contiguous area across the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroon, and the Central African Republic and marks the first World Heritage site that spans three nations. The core of the TNS is formed by three contiguous national parks connected by the Sangha River. The United Nations World Heritage Committee made the announcement on July 1 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The TNS already benefits from long-term technical and financial support from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a UK-registered trust fund called the TNS Foundation (FTNS), UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, the UN Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), and the governments of the U.S., Germany, France and Spain, along with private donors.

The World Heritage Site declaration marks the culmination of a vision dating from 2000 when the Governments of the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and the Central African Republic, through signing of the TNS cooperation agreement, agreed to work together to assure the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources of the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex .

Timothe FOMETE, Executive Director of the TNS Foundation, said: "The TNS recognition as a World Heritage Site comes as a reward to a multi-partnership approach fostered by the Foundation within the framework of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC). This Decision raises the profile of TNS as well as expectations on the urgency of an integrated conservation and development approach; with the sup
'/>"/>

Contact: Stephen Sautner
ssautner@wcs.org
718-220-3682
Wildlife Conservation Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Boosting blood system protein complex protects against radiation toxicity
2. Is bioenergy expansion harmful to wildlife?
3. Mercury in dolphins: Study compares toxin levels in captive and wild sea mammals
4. UMass Amherst wildlife researcher photographs rare Sumatran rabbit
5. Time is ticking for some crops wild relatives
6. New report examines effects of trees killed by bark beetles on wildfire
7. Wildfire and an example of its important link to the ecosystem
8. NASA satellites see wildfires across Colorado
9. Heart-powered pacemaker could one day eliminate battery-replacement surgery
10. Geological Society of America Cordilleran section meets in the heart of Mexico
11. Cell therapy using patients own bone marrow may present option for heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UN protects 'wild heart' of Central Africa
(Date:8/21/2014)... geologist Juliane Mller the Fram Strait is a key region ... this passage between Greenland and Svalbard warm Atlantic water flows ... west side cold Arctic water masses and sea ice push ... A considerable portion of the Atlantic water cools here on ... The circulation of the water caused in this manner drives ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... designed by an international standards process, will be available ... an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version of ... the official journal of the American Society for Parenteral ... reduce the occurrence of misconnection that can be harmful ... are used to join medical devices, components, and accessories ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... in severe abdominal pain, vomiting and systemic inflammation. Every ... with the disease resulting in 1000 deaths. There is ... fluid and nutritional support. , Dr Jason Bruce, ... research, said "The major causes of pancreatitis include bile ... combined with a high fat diet. In fact, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream 2Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream 3New feeding tube connectors will improve patient safety 2Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis 2
... Spanish . Making DNA sequences being passed through ... point that they take on the form of diminutive spaghetti. This ... of the lines of research in which CIC microGUNE is working, ... are shortly to apply for a patent. The technique basically consists ...
... New York / Heidelberg, 6 April 2011 The ... pads of many insects, lizards and spiders give them the ... James Bullock and Walter Federle from the University of Cambridge ... away these adhesive hairs from surfaces are what allows beetles ...
... used to rehabilitate the arms and hands of people who ... the University of Southampton. In a paper to be ... and Technology (IET) Assisted Living Conference, Dr Geoff Merrett, a ... and evaluation of three technologies which could help people who ...
Cached Biology News:DNA stretching -- A new technique being carried out at CIC microGUNE to detect illnesses 2Nature helps to solve a sticky problem 2Scientists develop new technology for stroke rehabilitation 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University ... a novel "man and machine" decision support system ... was described in PLOS One scientific ... on computer vision algorithms similar to those used ... only the diagnostically most relevant areas. Tablet computers ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , August 21, 2014 ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... to their offering.       (Logo: ... hormone therapy, is a means of replacing ... by the body. This type of therapy ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 The College of New Rochelle ... in the Mid-Hudson Region to be designated as a ... applications from qualified “high-technology” businesses that align with the ... to have been selected for the START-UP NY program ... to stimulate economic development in New York by growing ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... YORK , Aug. 21, 2014 ... congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company, on ... Market.  Immune previously traded on OTCQX®, the best ... by OTC Markets Group. Logo - ... Pharmaceuticals on the successful execution of its growth ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2Global Hormone Replacement Therapy Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Actavis, Bayer, Merck & Co, Novartis and Novo Nordisk 2The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 2The College of New Rochelle Becomes First Private College in Mid-Hudson Region to Earn START-UP NY Designation 3OTC Markets Group Congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ Listing 2
... Sequence Analysis Problem -, - Exhibit to Spotlight ... MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 26 Supporting ... genomic search,technology, SLIM Search, Inc. announces it is ... Next Generation,Sequencing Conference. The conference will review new ...
... Phil Coggins to Continue as President and CSO, ... Osprey,Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a privately held biotechnology company developing,first-in-class ... today the appointment of Jack M. Anthony to ... the position of,CEO will continue as President and ...
... September 26 XTL,Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (NASDAQ: XTLB ... September 24, 2007, the Company received a NASDAQ ... with the minimum,$10 million shareholders, equity requirement for ... forth in Marketplace Rule 4450(a)(3), and that,its ADRs ...
Cached Biology Technology:SLIM Search, Inc. Sponsors Next Generation Sequencing Conference for the Biomedical Market 2SLIM Search, Inc. Sponsors Next Generation Sequencing Conference for the Biomedical Market 3SLIM Search, Inc. Sponsors Next Generation Sequencing Conference for the Biomedical Market 4Osprey Pharmaceuticals Names Jack M. Anthony as CEO 2Osprey Pharmaceuticals Names Jack M. Anthony as CEO 3XTL to Appeal NASDAQ Staff Determination; XTL May Transfer its ADR Listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market 2XTL to Appeal NASDAQ Staff Determination; XTL May Transfer its ADR Listing to the NASDAQ Capital Market 3
Custom LNA Oligonucleotide synthesis ,High quality Custom LNA Oligonucleotides are available for a variety of different specialty applications and innovative products. ,Please inquire for further...
... Plus is a chemiluminescent signal enhancing ... to boost the signal obtained with ... kits. ChemiLucent™ Plus is derived from ... conjugated complex- or chemiluminescent substrate enhancers, ...
... Multi-Disciplinary Team The Schleicher & ... stand-alone work center dedicated to custom ... The facilitys experienced project teams, comprised ... Marketing professionals, work closely with collaborators ...
... microRNA (miRNA) expression profiling service using Paraflo ... highly sensitive and specific direct detection of ... mature miRNA of all species available in ... database (Release 8.2). Our service is comprehensive ...
Biology Products: