The Congo Basin Institute has partnered with the Global Challenges Research Fund’s TRADE, Development and the Environment Hub in an effort to make trade in developing countries more sustainable.
The Ebony Project is a partnership where business, communities, and researchers work together to protect a valuable timber species, reforest degraded land, address local food security issues, and improve rural livelihoods.
The rainforests of the Congo Basin are being lost at an accelerating rate, causing habitat degradation, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem service declines. Sustaining these forests depends on the presence and movement of animals responsible for dispersing seeds of trees.
CBI researchers are using mycalesine butterflies – a taxonomic group found throughout Central Africa – to better understand how tropical species might be impacted by climate change.