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  • News Women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are pushing for land rights, and curbing gender-based violence in the process, positive.news (Mar 29, 2024)

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Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

The rainforests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo contain great biodiversity, including many rare and endemic species, such as the common chimpanzee and the bonobo, the African forest elephant, mountain gorilla, okapi and white rhino. Five of the country's national parks are listed as World Heritage Sites: the Garumba, Kahuzi-Biega, Salonga and Virunga National Parks, and the Okapi Wildlife Reserve. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most biodiverse African country. W

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Because of sunlight, potential for solar development is very high in the DRC. Already there are in DRC about 836 solar power systems, with a total power of 83 kW, located in Equateur (167), Katanga (159), Nord-Kivu (170), the two Kasaï provinces (170), and Bas-Congo (170). Also, the 148 Caritas network system has a total power of 6.31 kW7. W

News and comment[edit | edit source]


  • News Green Congo Initiative: a Youth Engagement for the Climate in the Heart of Africa, happyeconews.com (Apr 28, 2023)


  • News Mountain gorillas: The ripple effect of conservation, BBC News (Jun 20, 2022)
  • News How to capture satellite images in your backyard – and contribute to a snapshot of the climate crisis, The Conversation (Feb 23, 2022)


Urban horticulture in the Congo reaps $400 million for small growers,[1] June 10

About Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit | edit source]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (French: République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, RDC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is the second largest country in Africa by area, the largest in Subsaharan Africa, and the eleventh largest in the world. With a population of over 75 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populated officially Francophone country, the fourth most populated nation in Africa and the nineteenth most populated country in the world. W

Environmental issues[edit | edit source]

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's major environmental issues include:

  • deforestation
  • poaching, which threatens wildlife populations
  • water pollution
  • displaced refugees, who cause or are otherwise responsible for most of these problems: significant deforestation, soil erosion, wildlife poaching
  • mining of minerals (coltan - a mineral used in creating capacitors, diamonds, and gold), causing environmental damage W

External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Democratic Republic of the Congo

References[edit | edit source]

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Keywords countries, africa
Authors Phil Green
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 3 pages link here
Aliases Democratic Republic of the Congo
Impact 536 page views
Created January 3, 2014 by Phil Green
Modified April 3, 2024 by Phil Green
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