Past, Present and Future of the Peatlands of the Central Congo Basin

Credit: Kevin McElvaney/Greenpeace 

About the Project

In 2017 our research team revealed that the world's largest tropical peatland is located in the geographical heart of Africa. Over 10,000 years peat has been building up. Today the central Congo peatlands store 30 billion tonnes of carbon, requiring careful protection.

CongoPeat brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading experts to study this newly discovered yet threatened ecosystem.

Credit: Kevin McElvaney/Greenpeace

Two positions open to craft a plan to protect the central Congo peatlands. Full time, upto £58,895, 11 months, London-based, remote work possible. May suit a secondment. CD, 26 Sept.

Resource Economist:

Development Specialist:

Agreed @queenofpeat . Same applies tropical peatlands e.g. Congo, Peru with threat of infrastructure development for oil. Development brings changes in hydrology and ignition sources (people) into world’s most carbon dense and vulnerable ecosystems. 🔥 risk inevitably increases.

Le @CIFOR recrute un technicien supérieur de terrain pour son projet PROFEAAC en RDC. Le poste est basé à Yanonge dans la province de la Tshopo. Date limite de soumission des candidatures, le 01/10/2023
L’entièreté du poste est disponible via

UN Biodiversity Lab, une plateforme #sciencesouvertes, assure l’accès aux résultats des cartes #CongoPeat ainsi que 150 autres jeux de données :

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