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Congolese activist wins 'alternative Nobel'

BBC News - October 13, 2009

Rene NgongoA Swedish award widely described as the "alternative Nobel prize" has gone to activists from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Australia and New Zealand. Rene Ngongo, of Greenpeace, was one of the recipients of the annual "Right Livelihood Award" for his efforts to protect the Congolese rain forest.
Carving Up The Congo

GREENPEACE - April 11, 2007

Carving Up The CongoThe Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially important for regulating the local and global climate. As the world's second largest rainforest, the Congo rainforest is also home to some of Africa's most iconic wildlife including gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and forest elephants.
Conservation Efforts in Congo Basin Appear Effective

VOA News - June 24, 2006

Congo Basin GorillaA new assessment of Africa's massive Congo Basin rain forest finds that it is less degraded than environmentalists feared. The findings were announced in Paris, where African and Western officials ended a two-day conference Friday on an international initiative to conserve this rare, tropical forest.



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