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Gorillas to Be Protected with New Congo National Park

Story contains video Source: Live Science, Sat February 02, 2013
The Republic of Congo has declared a new national park that conservationists hope with protect a core population of western lowland gorillas, a critically endangered species, as well as other threatened species, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.

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.

Congo bans plastic bags to fight pollution

Source: Reuters, Tue August 02, 2011
The Republic of Congo has banned the production, import, sale and use of plastic bags in a move to fight environmental pollution in the Central African nation, government spokesman Bienvenu Okiemy said.

Congo to plant a million hectares of trees by 2020

Source: Reuters, Sat July 02, 2011
The Republic of Congo will plant 1 million hectares of trees by 2020 to restore degraded forest and provide wood for paper and fuel, the president said on Friday.

UN helps save chimps from volcano

Source: Sideways News, Thu January 07, 2010
Endangered chimpanzees and other wildlife in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being monitored by a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping aircraft following a volcanic eruption in Virunga National Park.

Disney Spends $7 Million to Conserve Forests in Peru, Congo, USA

Source: ENS, Tue November 03, 2009
The Walt Disney Company, which for 60 years has portrayed the glories of nature in film, today announced a $7 million investment to protect forests in the United States, in the Peruvian Amazon and in the Congo Basin.

More than 100,000 rare gorillas found in Congo

Source: CNN, Wed August 27, 2008
An estimated 125,000 Western lowland gorillas are living in a swamp in equatorial Africa, researchers reported Tuesday, double the number of the endangered primates thought to survive worldwide.

Space cameras to monitor forests this article opens in a new window

Source: BBC, Tue June 17, 2008
Plans to use high resolution cameras in space to monitor deforestation in the Congo Basin are unveiled.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source:, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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