Managing Fire to Protect Forests and Livelihoods: Creating and Validating Fire Management Plans in the Republic of the Congo

Managing Fire to Protect Forests and Livelihoods: Creating and Validating Fire Management Plans in the Republic of the Congo “Fire is an incredibly important part of our way of life,” says Paco Bockandza, Executive Director of the Republic of the Congo’s National Protected Areas Agency. “People have been using fire to hunt and farm for … Read more

Happy International Day of Forests!

Happy International Day of Forests! This year the theme is #ForestsandEducation, highlighting the “importance of education at all levels in achieving sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation” . The U.S. Forest Service International Programs, supported by USAID’s Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment, has been working with government agencies, NGOs, and private sector groups in … Read more

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! This year for International Women’s Day, the U.S. Forest Service International Programs is highlighting our partnership with the African Women’s Network for Sustainable Development (REFADD) in the Republic of the Congo. REFADD is a network of non-governmental organizations working on the sustainable management of natural resources in Central Africa. As part … Read more