Congo Basin

My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français. Merline Touko Tchoko, Cameroonian communications expert and Synchronicity Earth consultant, spent eight days alongside our Congo Basin Programme partners taking part in the first ‘Mini-Congress’ for nature in Kinshasa, timed to coincide with the IUCN World Conservation Congress being held in Marseille. Through the eyes and [...]

By |2022-08-10T09:45:26+00:00September 27th, 2021|Approach, Congo Basin, Events, Indigenous Peoples, IUCN|Comments Off on My World Conservation Congress was in Kinshasa

Flying the nest…

It is with sadness, but also pride and our full support that we wish Katy Scholfield well in her new role at Arcus Foundation - a great friend and partner of Synchronicity Earth - where Katy is taking up a new position as Director of Strategic Grantmaking for the Great Apes and Gibbons Programme. [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:46:19+00:00May 19th, 2021|Biocultural Diversity, Congo Basin, Our Team|Comments Off on Flying the nest…

Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin

Sophie Grange-Chamfray, Knowledge & Learning Manager at Synchronicity Earth, dives into the importance of local communities and Indigenous Peoples as guardians of nature, and the historical importance of the acceptance in the first instance of a proposed law to promote and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the Democratic Republic of Congo in [...]

By |2022-11-28T14:19:16+00:00December 16th, 2020|Approach, Community, Congo Basin, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Guardians of nature in the Congo Basin

Whose land is it anyway?

CFLEDD (Coalition of Women Leaders for the Environment and Sustainable Development) is a growing movement of women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) advocating for women’s land rights and sustainable development. We spoke to Néné Mainzana, the President of CFLEDD, who explained why now is a critical moment to advance land rights [...]

By |2020-04-28T08:34:59+00:00August 28th, 2019|Advocacy, Biodiversity, Collaboration, Community, Congo Basin, Forests|Comments Off on Whose land is it anyway?

Human rights advocate killed in DRC palm oil conflict

Synchronicity Earth is deeply saddened to report the death of Joël Imbangola Lunea, a human rights advocate in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The following contains extracts from the press release published by Synchronicity Earth’s partner Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) and human rights organisation RIAO-RDC. The full article can be read here.A member [...]

By |2019-07-23T09:29:08+00:00July 23rd, 2019|Advocacy, Community, Congo Basin, Human Rights|Comments Off on Human rights advocate killed in DRC palm oil conflict

Rubber plantation halts deforestation on the edge of one of Africa’s largest rainforests

The world’s largest rubber processor has called for a ‘cease and desist’ on deforestation in a rubber plantation approaching the edge of Cameroon’s Dja Biosphere Reserve. This is in response to a statement from local communities and pressure from international NGOs about unsustainable environmental practices, lack of transparency, and negative impacts on local communities. [...]

By |2019-07-04T10:54:12+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Community, Congo Basin, Forests, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples|Comments Off on Rubber plantation halts deforestation on the edge of one of Africa’s largest rainforests