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CIB-Olam is 100% FSC Certified

As we are globally preoccupied with the pandemic that has overtaken our lives and disrupted normalcy; we endeavour to figure out how to navigate, bracing for the times to come, here is a little shining light from the dense forests of Congo Basin. We are pleased to inform you that we have officially received FSC certification for Mimbeli-Ibenga and CIB-Olam is now 100% FSC Certified.

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Mystery deepens over animal source of coronavirus - Nature

Pangolins are a prime suspect, but a slew of genetic analyses has yet to find conclusive proof. Scientists are racing to identify the source of the coronavirus that is causing havoc around the world. Three weeks ago, Chinese scientists suggested, on the basis of genetic analyses, that the scaly, ant-eating pangolin was the prime suspect. But scientists have now examined those data — along with three other pangolin coronavirus genome studies released last week — and say that although the animal is still a contender, the mystery is far from solved.

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IUCN Congress postponed to 7 - 15 January 2021

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille to 7 to 15 January 2021.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update February 2020

The whole of humanity is facing an unprecedented challenge as one third of the world's population is confined at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Republic of Congo, for its part, has just proclaimed the health state of emergency and the lockdown of the entire population at home until April 30th.

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Carbon sequestration capacity of the Congo Basin second largest area of contiguous rainforest in the world, is expected to decline or might even be declining already – Urge for “call for Action” to Save The Congo Basin Rainforests!

The study points out also that currently the sequestration is bigger in Central Africa than in Amazonia. It stressed that in Central Africa, the sequestration capacity is going down. The study predicts that by 2030, the African jungle will absorb 14 percent less carbon dioxide than it did 10 to 15 years ago. That's bad for climate change. Showing that the situation is urgent in Central Africa and call for action to save the Congo Basin rainforests.

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COVID-19 crisis tells world what Indigenous Peoples have been saying for thousands of years - nationalobserver

COVID-19 and other health endemics are directly connected to climate change and deforestation, according to Indigenous leaders from around the world who gathered on March 13, in New York City, for a panel on Indigenous rights, deforestation and related health endemics.

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A sustainable global economy must arise once COVID-19 pandemic is reversed, UN chief tells G-20 summit - UN

World leaders at the G-20 virtual summit held on Thursday committed to inject over $5 trillion into the global economy to counteract the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. They will also expand manufacturing capacity to meet the huge and increasing demand for medical supplies, which will be made available at an affordable price and in the shortest possible time, pledged the leading economic powers.

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Join us in the fight against COVID-19! - INTERHOLCO

Whilst our teams continue to guarantee the best customer service in this evolving situation, our thoughts are with the families of those who are suffering and our deepest gratitude goes to the medical personnel who watch over them, at great personal risk. We are thinking outside the box to collect extra funds, critical to prevention and mitigation activities in the Northern part of the Republic of Congo. In a remote area, 1000 km away from the capital Brazzaville, our medical facilities already serve on a daily basis a population of 16’000 inhabitants, including indigenous people.

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