Monday, April 10, 2006

Some welcomed common-sense

Democratic Republic of Congo Entrusts Two Reserves to Communities: "Legally recognized community conservation took a big step forward in the Democratic Republic of Congo last week when the government handed the care and control of two large nature reserves over to local community groups. Adjacent to one other, the reserves form a globally important biodiversity site inhabited by endangered Grauer’s gorillas, eastern chimpanzees, forest elephants, and okapi.

DRC Minister of Environment Anselme Enerunga signed two new decrees that legally gazette two large nature reserves, the Tayna Nature Reserve of 900 square kilometers, and the Kisimba-Ikobo Nature Reserve covering 1,370 square kilometers."

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