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STRONG ROOTS NEWS UPDATE – 16th October 2018

Mary Jo Austin’s welcome note Mary Jo Austin, a PhD student in Environmental Studies has arrived from the United States to work with Strong Roots for a Service Learning Project; a requirement for her doctoral program. Mary Jo’s background and … Continue reading

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STRONG ROOTS NEWS UPDATE – Friday 5th October 2018

Great Apes Conservation Action Plan (CAP) Strategy Meeting 25-27th September Two of the staff from Strong Roots, Dominique and Suzie, attended a 3 day strategy meeting in Goma for CAP, that we are a part of. The meeting, held in … Continue reading

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STRONG ROOTS NEWS UPDATES – Friday 28th September 2018

Basile Community Forests Meeting 18.9-19.9.2018 Strong Roots held meetings in Bukavu and Mwenga with the Basile notability, and supported the first community assembly in Mizulo, Bashimwenda Ier Sector, in Basile Chiefdom, to set up the first Community Forest (Forest Concession … Continue reading

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Donate to the Batwa for Beekeeping Project Today!

Do you want to help save the Grauer’s gorilla while improving the livelihoods of indigenous communities? Now is your chance! Strong Roots is launching Batwa for Beekeeping to train Batwa communities (indigenous people living around Kahuzi-Biega National Park) to use … Continue reading

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What is the economic value of a tree in the Eastern DRC? Well, a tree seedling normally costs around $1.00 to buy, but when you add in cost of transportation, you must travel to Bukavu to find a tree nursery, … Continue reading

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Website updates and more news from Congo

Hello Friends, Strong Roots continues to do work throughout the year and we are working to get our new projects, updates on old and continuing projects as well as new photos and more up on the website soon.

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Dominique Bikaba interviewed for the United Kingdom’s Guardian

“Illegal mining in eastern DRC has been reported to be the highest threat for gorillas; situation that is exacerbated by militias and rebel movements. operating in the region. First victims of this situation are local and indigenous communities and mostly, … Continue reading

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Baboon Conservation Project

The Lake Kivu and the Lake Tanganyika are linked with the Ruzizi River (117Km) and constitutes the natural border between DRC and Rwanda. Last year we were called for looking over groups of baboons and other small monkeys along the … Continue reading

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Update on Strong Roots Projects and Programs

Environmental Education Program The Environmental education program includes two the formal education that concerns children at school where conservation curriculum is coupled with the national education program to skill to new and future generations with tools to tackle environmental issues … Continue reading

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Kids raising money for Congo…

1st Graders in Breckenridge, Colorado held a fundraiser after school this week to raise money for Kids 4 Congo’s Kids and Strong Roots by holding a bake sale, art sale & also serving a full-service dinner to parents, siblings & … Continue reading

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