“The Ebony Project” from Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars has launched a new multimedia storytelling website focused on ebony, Cameroon and CBI’s Sustainable Ebony Project. The website includes video interviews with CBI Co-Director Tom Smith, Center for Tropical Research (CTR) Africa Director Kevin Njabo...

The historian of Bifalone

Nancy J. Jacobs, a professor of History at Brown University, shares her experience visiting a CBI field station. Jacobs is a historian of South Africa, of colonial Africa, of the environment, of animals, and of knowledge about the environment and animals. Her research...

Update on Sustainable Ebony Project from Taylor Guitars

The article below was published in the Winter 2018, Volume 90 issue of Wood&Steel, the in-house magazine of Taylor Guitars. Read the full issue online here. A Public-Private Partnership in Cameroon  Previous issues of Wood&Steel have featured stories about...

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...