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

Measuring Terrestrial Carbon to Protect the Congo Basin Forests

Measuring Terrestrial Carbon to Protect the Congo Basin Forests The Congo Basin Forest is the second largest contiguous rainforest in the world, spreading across nine countries in Central Africa. Protecting these forests is essential in the fight against the effects of climate change, as tropical rainforests absorb and stock huge amounts of carbon. An important … Read more

Training, Coordination, and Collaboration: Helping Central African Countries Fight Illegal Logging

Training, Coordination, and Collaboration: Helping Central African Countries Fight Illegal Logging The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) estimates that 15% to 30% of all globally traded wood has been illegally harvested. Around the world, illegal logging is a leading cause of deforestation, and Central African forests, many of which contain highly desired exotic species and old … Read more