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10,000 sq mi of Congo rainforest declared World Heritage site

On Tuesday, the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (TNS) as a World Heritage Site for its density and diversity of rainforest wildlife.
"We applaud the World Heritage Committee for acknowledging the area as a global treasure and congratulate the governments of the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, and Central African Republic for their foresight. As everywhere in Central Africa, this global treasure is under threat from unsustainable resource extraction, including the illegal ivory trade, and we hope that the TNS’s listing will re-energize global efforts to save it."
- James Deutsch, WCS Director of Africa Programs

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10,000 sq mi of Congo rainforest declared World Heritage site

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Mon July 02, 2012
On Tuesday, the United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Sangha Tri-National Protected Area complex (TNS) as a World Heritage Site for its density and diversity of rainforest wildlife.

Satellite study reveals critical habitat and corridors for world’s rarest gorilla

Source: Terra Daily, Sun February 05, 2012
Conservationists working in Central Africa to save the world's rarest gorilla have good news: the Cross River gorilla has more suitable habitat than previously thought, including vital corridors that, if protected, can help the great apes move between sites in search of mates, according to the North Carolina Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and other groups.

EU, Cameroon team up in fight against illegal timber exports

Source: African Business Review, Sat January 08, 2011
The European Union has signed the Voluntary Partnership Agreement with Cameroon, the largest African exporter of timber products to the EU, to stop illegal trading of wood products to the EU.

Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
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Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
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Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

AIDS Origin Traced to Chimp Group in Cameroon

Source: National Geographic, Sun May 28, 2006
Cameroon - Chimpanzees living in dense jungles in Africa have been confirmed as the probable source of the HIV virus which caused the human AIDS pandemic.

WEST AFRICA: Tandja wins new ECOWAS mandate

Source: IRIN News.org, Sat January 14, 2006
Niamey, Niger - President Mamadou Tandja of Niger has been re-elected chairman of the West African regional group ECOWAS at a summit where leaders pledged strides in bolstering peace across the world?s poorest region.

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