Mining in the Congo Basin Global Forest Atlas

2020-6-29  Mining in the Congo Basin Mining is an important land use activity in the forested region of the Congo basin, employing millions of people in the informal sector, and in the past few decades surpassing timber as the largest economic activity. Gold, diamonds, cobalt, copper and oil are major resources that are mined from the region; most mining

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Environmental impact of mining in the rainforest

Articles on rainforest mining. How does the global commodity collapse impact forest conservation? (12/21/2015) Large-scale copper mine project in Ecuador mired in allegations of abuse (12/21/2015); One of Brazil’s worst environmental crimes brings into question whether the country’s environmental policies are influenced by large mining companies (12/17/2015)

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Cordaid co-organises OECD session on responsible

Cordaid, EurAc and BEST (Cordaid’s local partner in DR Congo) organised a parallel session as part of the 13th OECD Forum taking place in Paris from 23 to 26 April 2019. The session focuses on opportunities and challenges arising from the new Congolese Mining Code. It also analyses EU Regulation on responsible mining in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

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The Congo Rainforest Mongabay

EnvironmentLocationFlora and faunaIndustryConservationThe Congo is the Earth's second largest river by volume, draining an area of 3.7 million square kilometers (1.4 million square miles) known as the Congo Basin. Much of the basin is covered by rich tropical rainforests and swamps. Together these ecosystems make up the bulk of Central Africa's rainforest, which at 178 million hectares (2005) is the world's second largest rainforest.

A video : Heart of Iron Trailer Mining in the Congo

2020-5-16  Heart of Iron: Mining in the Congo Basin Rainforest explores plans to mine iron ore in Tridom (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkébé) a vast forest landscape between Cameroon, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo. The film highlights the potential benefits and risks of mining in a region that is home to Baka and Bakola pygmy and Bantu tribes, whose

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Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin

2018-5-11  The development of industrial mining in the Congo Basin creates competition with other land uses, including forestry and conservation interests. All countries in the Congo Basin face existing and potential land use conflicts among mining, agriculture, forestry, and

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Deforestation from mining in the Congo more than ‘a

2020-6-21  Congo Basin BOGOR, Indonesia (16 July 2012)_Seen from the sky, a mining pit might look like ‘a small hole in the canopy’—visually a smaller footprint than the effect of other primary commodity production processes such as plantation agriculture, CIFOR researcher Louis Putzel concedes. However, in terms of total forest loss, a mine can cause far greater damage by bringing in a large

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The Congo Basin: Green treasure under threat

The Congo Basin, whose rainforest is second only to that of the Amazon in size, is an enormous treasure trove burgeoning with life and natural resources: The Congo River is the second largest in the world by discharge, winding through Central Africa and providing water and life to the rainforest.

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Mining and the African Environment The Society for

In particular, a great expanse of contiguous rainforest in the Congo Basin may be spared the direct effects of mining. These densely forested lowlands are underlain by sedimentary formations largely devoid of known mineral occurrences (Figure 1 ).

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10 Facts about Congo Rainforest Fact File

Facts about Congo Rainforest 5: the animal in the river. One of the unique animals that you can view in the river of Congo is the hippopotamus. Other interesting animals in Congo rainforest are the okapi, African forest elephants, dryas monkey, Allen’s swamp monkey, Congo peafola, and aqutic genet.

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Mining and the African Environment The Society for

Introduction. Africa is on the verge of an unprecedented mining boom. This boom is attracting tens of billions of dollars in foreign investment (JannehPing 2011; Zhang 2011) and will result in substantial economic growth and development, but it also carries big risks for African societies and the environment.Here we highlight potential environmental threats posed by the rapid escalation of

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Coltan Mining In The Congo: We All Have Blood In

Coltan Mining In The Congo: We All Have Blood In Our Hands. I just recently heard about a really disturbing topic. And the most disturbing part about it is that we all have blood in our hands. Whether it’s a mobile phone or a PlayStationfor these gadgets to work, there is a brutal war going on in the Congo

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Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin

2018-5-11  The development of industrial mining in the Congo Basin creates competition with other land uses, including forestry and conservation interests. All countries in the Congo Basin face existing and potential land use conflicts among mining, agriculture, forestry, and

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Where Is The Congo Rainforest? WorldAtlas

The Congo rainforest is a tropical forest in Central Africa covering approximately 1.5 million square miles. It is the second largest rainforest on Earth after the Amazon. The Congolese rainforest region experiences very high rainfall which support numerous flora and fauna. The rainforest extends to numerous countries.

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Cordaid co-organises OECD session on responsible

Cordaid, EurAc and BEST (Cordaid’s local partner in DR Congo) organised a parallel session as part of the 13th OECD Forum taking place in Paris from 23 to 26 April 2019. The session focuses on opportunities and challenges arising from the new Congolese Mining Code. It also analyses EU Regulation on responsible mining in conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

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The Congo Basin: Green treasure under threat

The Congo Basin, whose rainforest is second only to that of the Amazon in size, is an enormous treasure trove burgeoning with life and natural resources: The Congo River is the second largest in the world by discharge, winding through Central Africa and providing water and life to the rainforest.

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The Congo rainforest Responsible Travel

The Democratic Republic of Congo, home to more than half of Central Africa's forests, lost 77 percent of its primary (untouched) forests alone between 2001 and 2018. Mollon explains: "Conversion of forest to agriculture and illegal and unregulated mining which comes in the form of artisanal and commercial mining (and by rebel groups) are the two threats with the largest impact."

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Mining and the African Environment

from African mining development, including habitat alteration, infrastructure expansion, human migration, bushmeat hunting, corruption, and weak gov-ernance. We illustrate these threats in Central Africa, which contains the vast Congo rainforest, and show that more than a quarter of 4,151 recorded min-

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This is how the Congo supplies 'conflict

Unlike legitimate countries that export tantalum, the Congo is a nation dominated by warlords who force children and locals to work under horrifying conditions.

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What is mining? Rainforest Information for Kids

Where does mining occur? Mining occurs in many places around the world, including the U.S. In South America, mining is particularly active in the Amazonia region, Guyana, Suriname, and other South American countries. In Central Africa, mining devastated a National Park called Kahuzi-Biega in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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This is how the Congo supplies 'conflict

Unlike legitimate countries that export tantalum, the Congo is a nation dominated by warlords who force children and locals to work under horrifying conditions.

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What is mining? Rainforest Information for Kids

Where does mining occur? Mining occurs in many places around the world, including the U.S. In South America, mining is particularly active in the Amazonia region, Guyana, Suriname, and other South American countries. In Central Africa, mining devastated a National Park called Kahuzi-Biega in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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The Congo rainforest responsiblevacation

The Democratic Republic of Congo, home to more than half of Central Africa's forests, lost 77 percent of its primary (untouched) forests alone between 2001 and 2018. Mollon explains: "Conversion of forest to agriculture and illegal and unregulated mining which comes in the form of artisanal and commercial mining (and by rebel groups) are the two threats with the largest impact."

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Rainforest and Amazon facts and information

A rainforest is typically made up of four key layers: emergent, upper canopy, understory, and forest floor. In the top emergent layer, trees as tall as 200 feet (60 meters) grow far apart and tall

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Congo rainforest Facts for Kids

2020-5-26  The Congo rainforest in central Africa contains one of the longest rivers in the world, the Congo River.The tropical rainforest covers most of the eastern part of the Congo.This forest and its river were the subject of a famous book called The Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Hunting and poaching has endangered many of the animals there, but the jungle itself is not being destroyed as it

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CONGO RAINFOREST TOUR: Congo Rainforest

The Congo rainforest is the world's second largest rainforest after the Amazon. Six countries -- Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea and Gabon -- share the 1.5 million square mile Congo basin.

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Rainforests and

2018-12-4  tropical rainforest of the Congo Basin is the world’s second largest, after South America’s Amazon Rainforest. Situated in the heart of the African tropics, the DRC is home to the greatest expanse of rainforest in all of Africa. Tropical rainforest covers 58.9% of the DRC’s territory

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Congo-Kinshasa Mining Industry News Monitoring

Human rights groups concerned about DRC miners' confinement at sites. Multinational copper and cobalt mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) should take immediate steps to protect the rights of thousands of Congolese workers’ during the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of 11 international and Congolese human

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Conservation and conflict in the Democratic Republic of

2015-10-1  Conservation and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo: The impacts of warfare, mining, and protected areas on deforestation Van Butsic a,⁎, Matthias Baumannb, Anja Shortlandc,SarahWalkerd,TobiasKuemmerleb,e a Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California Berkeley, 101 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

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Mining in the Congo Basin: Getting to the Heart of the

2020-4-22  Heart of Iron: Mining in the Congo Basin Rainforest explores plans to mine iron ore in Tridom (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkébé) a vast forest landscape between Cameroon, Gabon, and the Republic of Congo. The film highlights the potential benefits and risks of mining in a region that is home to Baka and Bakola pygmy and Bantu tribes, whose

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