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March 20, 2019

Lac Télé-Lac Tumba is the largest of the nine USAID-supported landscapes. More than 500 kilometers long and 250 kilometers wide, it straddles the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (ROC). Situated in the alluvial plain of the vast Central Basin region of the Congo River watershed, it is one of the most biologically diverse wetlands in Africa.

January 26, 2018

USAID’s programming in the Central African Republic (CAR) mitigates inter-communal conflict, builds communities' resilience to persistent insecurity, and strengthens wildlife conservation to promote a foundation for peace, stability, and development in support of a robust humanitarian assistance portfolio. Activities are managed by USAID in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

 

August 30, 2016

The Congo Basin is the world’s second largest contiguous rainforest. It is unequalled in its biodiversity, with a rich array of wildlife often found nowhere else in the world. It is also the second largest global “sink” for carbon, the most important gas implicated in global warming.

August 30, 2016

The Congo Basin is the world’s second largest contiguous rainforest. It is unequalled in its biodiversity, with a rich array of wildlife often found nowhere else in the world. It is also the second largest global “sink” for carbon, the most important gas implicated in global warming.

August 30, 2016

The Congo Basin is the world’s second largest contiguous rainforest. It is unequalled in its biodiversity, with a rich array of wildlife often found nowhere else in the world. It is also the second largest global “sink” for carbon, the most important gas implicated in global warming.The forests are also an important source of food, materials and medicine for more than 80 million people who live in the region. The lack of economic alternatives for the local inhabitants and the expected doubling of the population in Central Africa over the next 20 years are increasing pressures to clear forests.

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