Giant pangolin, caught on camera in the Dja

Giant pangolins are poorly understood creatures. The species (Smutsia gigantea) is largely nocturnal, and lives in underground burrows in the lowland forests and savanna of tropical Africa. Their life span, range and habitat use are basically a mystery, and yet the...

Climate change cuts plantain production, schooling

From SciDev.net: Climate change is reducing plantain yields and school attendance rates in Cameroon from 1991 to 2011, says a study. According to researchers, the Central African region, where Cameroon is located, lacks studies on climate change social...

UCLA Students Raise Funds to Visit CBI

Six UCLA undergraduate students have successfully completed a fundraising campaign to visit CBI and work on the Taylor Ebony Project in March 2018 for their Senior Practicum Project. With this visit, these enthusiastic students are hoping to gain a better...

Protecting National Parks with Cassava

Cassava is one of the main crops produced by communities around national parks for food and income in southwest Cameroon. The crop is largely cultivated using traditional methods, often resulting in low yields and soil degradation. Slash-and-burn agriculture is also a...

Plantains, Education and Climate Change

New research from the Congo Basin Institute has revealed links between climate change, plantain productivity and education levels in rural households in central Africa. The study charts a decline in yields of plantain – an important crop throughout west and central...

UCLA Student Shares Her Experience at CBI

After performing research in the forests in Cameroon, UCLA undergraduate, Alexa, started her own club at UCLA to encourage students to do research in Africa. In this video, she shares her experience about...