Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024
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Rainforest nations join forces

Rainforest nations join forces to protect biodiversity

Late last month, major rainforest nations gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, to address the rising problem of deforestation and safeguard the invaluable biodiversity found in tropical rainforests. These regions, which include the Congo, Amazon, and Asia-Pacific basins, are home to Read More...

The Gorilla Guardian Club conv

The Gorilla Guardian Club converts poachers into protectors

Eight years ago, the Ebo Forest Research Project was launched by scientists from Cameroon and the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Its overarching goal is to protect the Ebo forest, a 1,500 square kilometer (580 square miles) area in the Congo Basin, and its inhabitants, which include rare primates Read More...

Free education takes Congolese

Free education takes Congolese kids out of mines and into the classroom

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, six million children (approximately one in four) were not attending school in 2018. To address this, the following year, the Democratic Republic of Congo became one of the last countries in the world to finally introduce free primary Read More...

Positive destruction: How elep

Positive destruction: How elephants are rewilding this national park

Sometimes destruction can be a good thing. To demonstrate our point, let’s take a look inside the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where a herd of around 580 African elephants have entered from neighboring land, tearing through trees and knocking down bushes Read More...

The world finally has a vaccin

The world finally has a vaccine for Ebola

Ebola is a deadly virus, one that has been plaguing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this past year. The virus has killed some 2,000 people since it broke out last year and threatens to kill many more if the outbreak isn’t quelled. The good news is that for the first time ever, a Read More...

Dr. Denis Mukwege provides hop

Dr. Denis Mukwege provides hope to women in Congo

Playwright and female activist Eve Ensler nominates Dr. Denis Mukwege for his compassion and courage to protect and heal women in his native home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Eve Ensler | Jan/Feb 2010 issue   Compassionate. Tender. Humble. Graceful. Dr. Denis Mukwege is a brave Read More...