Gabon to see $150 million for protecting its rainforests

Gabon to see $150 million for protecting its rainforests

Gabon’s rainforests are critical to protecting biodiversity and containing carbon emissions, and now the West African nation has a 10-year deal with Norway to ensure the forests will be preserved. That’s according to the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), which announced the US$150 million deal on Sunday as global leaders…

DRC research adds new insights on deforestation, carbon release

A group of international researchers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo say that deforestation, typically to use more land for agriculture, may be adding carbon dioxide into the planet’s atmosphere through a different and less understood pathway. While the broader effects of deforestation are known, the new research suggests…