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21 May 2012 DR Congo

PhD defense Salomon Mampeta

The 18th of May 2012 Salomon Mampeta defended his doctoral thesis denominated: “Populations, Power and Conflicts around Forest Concessions in Isangi Territory”. The defense took place at the Tropenbos International office in Kisangani with four committee members from the University of Kisangani (Professors Sengi, Saile, Bolinda et Lipipa) and two committee members from the University of Bordeaux, France (Professors Darbon et Bergeron).

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04 April 2011 DR Congo

Visit Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism

On Tuesday 29 March the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism visited the office of Tropenbos International in DR Congo.

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12 November 2010 DR Congo

Artisanal timber logging

Excessive artisanal timber logging is said to threaten the forest resource base especially in the east of Congo where there is a lucrative market for timber due to the high demand in neighbouring countries. Artisanal timber logging (chainsaw milling) refers to small-scale logging activities whereby the logs are being processed into planks on-site using a chainsaw. The planks are then carried out of the forest to a nearby road or river for its commercialization.

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08 November 2010 DR Congo

Land use issues in the Oriental province of the Democratic Republic of Congo

On 22 and 23 October TBI in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) organised a workshop with key informants from the government, the private sector, universities, technical colleges and NGOs to identify the most important issues concerning the use and management of natural resources in the Oriental Province in DR Congo.

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