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...

Challenges to Conserving the Congo Basin Rainforest

The future of our planet is Africa — in terms of people, biodiversity, habitats that are crucial for genetic diversity in the face of climate change, and some of the richest tropical forest carbon stocks on Earth. But climate change and exploitation of natural...

RBG Kew and IRD Visit Bouamir Field Station

CBI was happy to host a team of botanists from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, at the CBI/MINFOF Bouamir research station in December 2018. In collaboration with the National Herbarium of Cameroon, IRAD, they are working on a project to determine which areas in...

Project announced to make trade a force for good

Photo Credit: Sebastian Pichler CBI is a partner on a multi-million pound project led by UNEP-WCMC announced today, aiming to make trade a positive force for both marginalised people and nature conservation. The trade of wild species and crops has incredible potential...

Quantitative Ecology Workshop – Yaounde, Cameroon

Quantitative Ecology Workshop Jan 28-Feb 4, 2019 Biodiversity Initiative is hosting a quantitative ecology workshop For Cameroonians and Equatoguineans.  Applications are due December 15th. Please see below and here on BI’s website for more information.  ...

CARLA (Central African Plant, Red List Authority) Report

The Central African Plant Red List Authority convened in June 2017 at the Congo Basin Institute campus in Yaoundé to conduct Red List assessments prepared for the Global Ebony Assessment project by the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Central African Program. Assessments...

Watch: Solving a plant-pollinator mystery at Bouamir

Laura Azandi, a PhD student at Cameroon’s University of Yaounde I, recently spent time at CBI’s Bouamir Research Station studying a particular species of orchid, Cyrtorchis letouzeyi. Watch the video to learn more about the research. View on Youtube Africa is home to...