Mining In The Congo River Basin

Deforestation in the Congo River basin DR of Congo

Deforestation in the Congo River basin DR of Congo Congolese tropical forest devastated and in some cases transformed into cash crops plantations by greedy logging companies Description The Congo has always been involved in several conflicts caused by a rush to hoard the countless resources of national forests and minerals The industrial

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CRIBMap (CRIDF River Basin Map)

The Congo River provides an important transportation route across central Africa although islands and waterfalls in the river make certain stretches unnavigable The population of the Congo River Basin relies on small-scale agriculture logging and the growing mining

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Congo River Facts for Kids

The Congo River (also known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Africa Its overall length of 4 700 km (2 922 miles) makes it the second longest in Africa (after the Nile) The river and its tributaries flow through the second largest rain forest area in the world second only

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Assessment of the Mining Sector and Infrastructure

(especially the mining and forestry sectors) have been identi-fied as the predominant sectors for reviving the economy The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing many distinct challenges including political instability and could renew interest in and production at several viable mining sites in the

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Orinoco River Basin Report Card

The Colombian Orinoco River Basin Report Card—the first of its kind in South America—came out in July 2016 Through a series of workshops held across the region approximately 150 stakeholder came together to pinpoint the most important values and threats to their basin known as indicators

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On Intensive Late Holocene Iron Mining and Production in

An ongoing question in paleoenvironmental reconstructions of the central African rainforest concerns the role that prehistoric metallurgy played in shaping forest vegetation Here we report evidence of intensive iron-ore mining and smelting in forested regions of the northern Congo Basin dating to the late Holocene Volumetric estimates on extracted iron-ore and associated slag mounds from

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Validation of the abrupt change in GPCP precipitation in

comprises a large part of the Congo River Basin which occupies an area roughly between 15E and 30E and 12S and 10N Because of the importance of precipi-tation for the threatened ecosystem of the Congo Basin rainforest we are motivated to analyze the precipitation change in this region The objective of this study is to

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Transboundary Water Management in the Congo Basin

Located in the heart of Africa the Congo basin extends across ten countries in an area seven times larger than Germany It is the second largest river basin worldwide just after the Amazon basin With an average flow of 410 00 m 3/s the Congo River accounts for over a third of Africa's freshwater resources and offers considerable poten-

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Interactive Database of the World's River Basins

This database provides the first-ever compilation of the world's river basins developed specifically for corporate disclosure It features a comprehensive list of river basins worldwide including their names boundaries and other helpful information Many companies provide location-specific information in

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Egypt's 'Lost Dream' of Linking Congo Nile Rivers

Oct 14 2013According to a new study conducted by Gamal el-Kalyouby a professor of petroleum and energy at the American University of Cairo linking the Nile with the Congo River would divert Congo River water that washes into the Atlantic Ocean into the Nile River Basin It should be noted that the Congo River water that enters the Atlantic amounts to

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Transboundary Water Management in the Congo Basin

Located in the heart of Africa the Congo basin extends across ten countries in an area seven times larger than Germany It is the second largest river basin worldwide just after the Amazon basin With an average flow of 410 00 m 3/s the Congo River accounts for over a third of Africa's freshwater resources and offers considerable poten-

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Congo rainforest Facts for Kids

The king hired him to build a road around the waterfalls and trading posts along the river itself In this way the king gained control of the river basin In 1885 Leopold used his control of the river to claim all of the Congo as his own private land The region was named the Congo Free State but it was not free

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The Congo Basin Green treasure under threat

The Congo Basin whose rainforest is second only to that of the Amazon in size is an enormous treasure trove burgeoning with life and natural resources The Congo River is the second largest in the world by discharge winding through Central Africa and providing water and life to the rainforest

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Congo Basin tribes

For years Survival has been campaigning to stop abuse of Congo Basin tribes and to save their forests Now we need your help Together we can change this damaging model of conservation so that it respects tribal peoples' rights for tribes for nature for all humanity

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Democratic Republic of Congo

It is known as Congo-Kinshasa DR Congo DROC DRC and simply Congo It had other names in the past from 1908 until 1960 the country was named the Belgian Congo and between 1971 and 1997 it was known as Zaire The DRC is the second biggest African country by area and the biggest in Sub-Saharan Africa The Mining Industry of the DRC

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Congo River Facts for Kids

The Congo River (also known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Africa Its overall length of 4 700 km (2 922 miles) makes it the second longest in Africa (after the Nile) The river and its tributaries flow through the second largest rain forest area in the world second only

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Economic Growth and Drivers of Deforestation in the Congo

PROFOR supported an in-depth multi-sectoral analysis of the major drivers of deforestation and forest degradation for the next decades in all six of the Congo Basin countries (Cameroon Central African Republic Gabon Democratic Republic of Congo Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo) The overall study was led by the World Bank Africa Region

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Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin

xii Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin Reconciling Economic Growth and Forest Protection Artisanal mining activities are proliferating all over the Congo Basin including in protected areas and critical habitats How Could Mining Affect the Forest Cover? Currently the majority of industrial mining

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Congo River Tourist Information

Several hydroelectric dams are planned on the river and these may lead to the extinction of many of the endemics Several species of turtles and the slender-snouted Nile and dwarf crocodile are native to the Congo River Basin Hydro-electric power The Congo River is the most powerful river in Africa

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Egypt's 'Lost Dream' of Linking Congo Nile Rivers

Oct 14 2013According to a new study conducted by Gamal el-Kalyouby a professor of petroleum and energy at the American University of Cairo linking the Nile with the Congo River would divert Congo River water that washes into the Atlantic Ocean into the Nile River Basin It should be noted that the Congo River water that enters the Atlantic amounts to

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Mapping Africa's Congo River Basin

The Congo River Basin in Africa is the world's second largest river systems and one of the most important when it comes to understanding the global carbon budget It was in November 2010 when scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) embarked on an expedition to collect water data from the Congo River Basin

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Assessment of the Mining Sector and Infrastructure

(especially the mining and forestry sectors) have been identi-fied as the predominant sectors for reviving the economy The Democratic Republic of Congo is facing many distinct challenges including political instability and could renew interest in and production at several viable mining sites in the

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Congo Basin

The Congo Basin is the sedimentary basin of the Congo River The Congo Basin is located in Central Africa in a region known as west equatorial Africa The Congo Basin region is sometimes known simply as the Congo The basin begins in the highlands of the East African Rift system with input from the Chambeshi River the Uele and Ubangi Rivers in the upper reaches and the Lualaba River draining

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Congo Deforestation

However there are still a number of threats to the health of the Congo rainforest and its residents The biggest drivers of deforestation in the Congo rainforest over the past 20 years have been small-scale subsistence agriculture clearing for charcoal and fuelwood urban expansion and mining

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Animals of the Congo Basin in Africa

Apr 25 2017The Congo Basin is one of the most threatened habitats in the world Years of civil war political unrest illegal mining logging poaching and pet trade industry are highly active in this region Here we take a look at some of the iconic species of the Congo Basin and inspect the factors threatening the continued survival of these animals 7

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Baka People Threatened by Extractive Mining in the Congo Basin

Jun 14 2013Sundance Resources an Australian Mining Company (which was bought by Hanlong Mining Investment of China in 2011 for $1 52 billion) is operating the Mbalam Mining Camp 10 kilometers from Assoumdele Baka village It is one of three iron ore sites in the Congo Basin

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15 Interesting Facts about the Congo River

The Congo River has the potential to generate 13% of global hydropower This means that the Congo River has a potential to generate enough hydropower to cover the electricity needs of entire Sub-Saharan Africa Currently there are over 40 hydropower stations on the river basin

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KPMG GLOBAL MINING INSTITUTE

2 | Democratic Republic of Congo mining guide Executive summary The Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) mining sector presents a high-risk high-return opportunity The country has a unique position with substantial untapped gold cobalt and high-grade copper reserves but

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Deforestation in the Congo River basin DR of Congo

Deforestation in the Congo River basin DR of Congo Congolese tropical forest devastated and in some cases transformed into cash crops plantations by greedy logging companies Description The Congo has always been involved in several conflicts caused by a rush to hoard the countless resources of national forests and minerals The industrial

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Congo River Facts for Kids

The Congo River (also known as Zaire River) is the largest river in Africa Its overall length of 4 700 km (2 922 miles) makes it the second longest in Africa (after the Nile) The river and its tributaries flow through the second largest rain forest area in the world second only

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