The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest tropical rainforest in the world. The Congo Biodiversity Initiative (CBI) is an open knowledge platform providing a venue to people and organisations involved in the conservation, protection, sustainable use, and study of the unique biodiversity of this region.

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New facts and information about biodiversity research in the DR Congo and the conservation of its unique fauna and flora, can be found at the site of Clearing House Mechanism of the DR Congo.
Luc Janssens@KBIN
On June 6-10 2014, the 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin has been organized in Kisangani, DR Congo, by the University of Kisangani with its Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité, the Royal Museum for Central Africa, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Botanic Garden Meise. The conference was very successful with 264 submitted abstracts, 220 participants out of 23 countries, 60 oral presentations and over a hundred posters.
The new Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité, constructed at the campus of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Kisangani, has been officially inaugurated on June 14 2014.