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Congo Basin Institute in BBC: How to save the ebony tree

Taylor Guitar and UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute are trying to save the ebony tree in Cameroon. This BBC video talks about the ebony project and how Taylor Guitars is investing in the future of ebony trees. 


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Thomas Smith presentation + Q&A at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Thomas Smith is the founding director of the Center for Tropical Research and co-executive director of the Congo Basin Institute. He presented on his work and experience in the Congo Basin. 


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Congo Basin Institute in Foreign Service Journal

UCLA operates multiple tropical research facilities in Central Africa through its Congo Basin Institute, a partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture.  In this Foreign Service Journal article, the founder of Taylor Guitars describes the partnership between Taylor Guitars and the Congo Basin Institute “to grow ebony seedlings, and developed a mechanism to make...


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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation awards $20 million in environmental grants

The Congo Basin Institute at UCLA has received a grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). This gift will expand conservation and restoration efforts at Bouamir Research Station in Cameroon, developing technologies that engage indigenous residents and African researchers. Click the link to visit the official LDF article.


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Apply now to be a GloCal Health Fellow at CBI

Fellowship applications are now open for advanced PhD and professional students and post-docs to spend a year conducting research related to health (defined broadly) at CBI’s campus in Cameroon through Fogarty International’s GloCal program.  The application is due November 1.  We’re happy to help prospective applicants who are interested in working at CBI develop research...