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World Premiere: Heart of Iron, Mining in the Congo Basin Rain forest: WWF US, Washington DC, Tuesday May 28 3.00-5.00 PM

 

Join us and the Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Groupfor the World Premiere of the Heart of Iron Film , on May 28th 2013 at WWF in DC. Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/158629210980647/

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About the Film

In the heart of the Congo Basin, global thirst for steel has driven miners to a vast, remote forest landscape called Tridom (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkébé), which holds one of the largest untapped iron reserves on earth. Shot on location, Heart of Iron explores the complexity of mining in a region that is home to Baka and Bakola pygmy and Bantu tribes and a haven for gorillas, chimpanzees, and elephants. The iron mines promise jobs, infrastructure, and new revenues but can benefits be balanced with impacts? From ministers to miners, conservationists to community members, the film asks: How do we ensure that mining benefits the poor and conserves Tridom's rich cultural and natural heritage? View the film trailer here:  https://vimeo.com/61539662

Background

For several years, the World Bank and World Wildlife Fund have worked together to collaborate on-the-ground in several Africa countries, notably in the Congo Basin. One visible part of this collaboration has been the production of this documentary film titled, Heart of Iron: Mining in the Congo Basin Rain Forest, supported not only by the World Bank but also UNESCO/EU. The World Bank and WWF are now signing an agreement to formalize an on-going collaboration to increase their effectiveness and impact in the region. This MOU will provide a structured framework that opens opportunities for additional collaboration in the region.

 

During this event, participants will discuss the opportunities and challenges for such collaboration to address mining and conservation in Africa. 


 
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