Central Africa

NASA's Aura satellite measures pollution 'butterfly' from fires in central Africa

Fires raging in central Africa are generating a high amount of pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite, with the ominous shape of a dark red butterfly in the skies over southern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and northern Angola.

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Mon, 18/07/2011 - 11:54

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Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE)

The Congo Basin forest is the second largest contiguous moist tropical forest in the world and plays a key role in securing the livelihoods of Central African citizens. The forest also provides critical habitat for biodiversity conservation and supplies vital regional and worldwide ecological services. Thus, CARPE was initiated as a regional program in order to promote sustainable natural resource management in the Congo Basin.

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