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Congo Signs Historic Rainforest Preservation Pact

The Republic of Congo has signed an historic $200 million agreement that aims to reverse the rapid deforestation of its vast rainforest, the world's second largest behind the Amazon.  Congo is the first nation to sign a pact with the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI), a seven-month-old program designed to renew forest protection efforts in the Congo Basin. The initiative was launched last year by five other African nations and European donor countries. It requires...

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