One million trees (and growing) to electrify Yangambi [April 2021]
Since 2018, CIFOR-ICRAF and its partners including the RMCA are promoting forest landscape restoration in Yangambi. Their goal is to bring degraded land back to productivity to create green jobs, reactivate the local economy, enrich soils, and increase energy supply.
Our Planet, Our Future: 50 Years of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere programme "On the way to Kunming" [March 2021]
This 24 March 2021, from 1:00 to 5:30 pm, the UNESCO Forum on Biodiversity will be held publicly online and new objectives and commitments will be made for the coming decade. The programme will start by launching the celebration of the 50th anniversary of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere programme: A Different Way of Living Together on Earth.
The University of Liège (Belgium) plants a tree in the Luki reserve (DRC) for each new student [October 2020]
As a sign of its involvement in sustainable development, the University of Liège (Uliège, Belgium) decided to plant a tree on behalf of each of its new students. The project is driven by the Green Office of the University and scientists from the Forest is Life (TERRA/Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech) research group. Image provided by the University of Liege © Jean Louis Doucet.
Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations - Global assessment report by the Global Forest Experts Panel (GFEP) 
A global assessment on the importance of the forest ecosystems for the eradication of poverty has been written by the Global Forest Experts Panel (GFEP) and published by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Picture above from the report and by © Terry Sunderland.
Schools of the Luki Man and Biosphere Reserve: participating in environmental awareness activities [January 2019 – August 2020]
Since 2019 the WWF DRC, in Partnership with the Africa Museum, worked in the schools surrounding the Luki MAB reserve to assess suitable means of raising environmental awareness and the challenges and rewards of protecting the forest.
Research lead in the Manzonzi savannah landscape in the context of the PilotMAB project [2019-2020]
The Manzonzi savannah, located in the Bas Congo province near the Luki MAB reserve, is a remarkable study site for the regeneration of woodlands from a savannah ecosystem. Here is an overview of the fieldwork lead in the framework of the PilotMAB project.