Field Research Video on Endemic Orchid

Watch a video on Dschang University Master’s student, Lydie Messado’s field research at CBI on the study of volatile substances and their role in pollinators specialization of a rare and (sub-) endemic orchid (Cyrtorchis letouzeyi) in Cameroon.

Ebony Project Featured in Thomson Reuters Foundation News

Companies that use hardwoods grown in Cameroon are teaming up with the government and communities to replant depleted forests YAOUNDE, July 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Companies that use wood grown in Cameroon – from makers of guitars to electricity...
Ebony Project Featured in National Geographic

Ebony Project Featured in National Geographic

Congo Basin Institute and Tom Smith in National Geographic: Cameroon’s embattled ebony trees get a lifeline—from guitar maker The guitar industry has a spotty track record for sustainable wood sourcing. But one manufacturer is trying to help stave off deforestation....

Ebony Project Featured in Forbes Magazine

Sustainable Guitars – Giving Back To The Trees And Communities That Helped Create Music The Ebony Project in Cameroon, West Africa, is a partnership between the Congo Basin Institute, local communities and Taylor Guitars. CHRIS SORENSON, TAYLOR GUITARS  ...

Tom Smith on CBS This Morning News: UN Biodiversity report

CBI’s Co-Director, Tom Smith, spoke with CBS about a new United Nations report that says nature is essential for our existence and a good quality of life, but point to a stark warning: humans are transforming the planet’s natural habitat at an unprecedented...

Remembering Africa’s Congo Basin on Earth Day

Original Blog Post Published in Ecology & Evolution The rainforests of the Congo Basin are one of the most important centers of biological diversity on the planet and ground zero for climate change. Traditional conservation approaches based solely on identifying...