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Students re-establish vital foothold for research deep in African rainforest

UCLA and Cameroonian students reopen a long-shuttered field station in the jungle

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America’s legacy in its second term as facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership

IoES’s Congo Basin Institute at heart of efforts to build environmental leadership in Africa. Learn more here

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CBI: UCLA’s New Foreign Affiliate

A recent talk by CBI co-director, Thomas Smith, at the Luskin Conference Center highlights how CBI can revolutionize conservation and education in central Africa.

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U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Hosts Reception for CBI

  On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Cameroon Michael Hoza generously hosted a reception in honor of the Congo Basin Institute’s efforts to advance science to meet the critical challenges facing Central Africa.  The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are leading a multi-institutional initiative […]

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Life on the edge by Steve Nadis

A new approach to conservation is turning the spotlight on overlooked habitats.  This New Scientist article highlights CBI’s work on genetic diversity, speciation, and conservation.

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CBI Featured in Central African Forests Forever

CBI’s efforts to build local capacity and expand scientific research in the Congo Basin were recently chronicled in the online book Central African Forests Forever, and will be published in hard copy in 2017. Visit Central African Forests Forever to read the chapter.