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A few scientific articles for which BAK is thanked for its contribution
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Presentation of the book
Book on the edible mushrooms of the Zambezian forests
Book on the birds of the Katanga
A PhD student from the UNILU invited to Tervuren
Proclamation of the results of the Post-Graduate Diploma organized by the Unilu and BAK
New exhibition at the zoo of Lubumbashi planned for 2012
Release of crocodiles in the Kundelungu National Park
Mikembo tree nursery and PhDs
Professors from the North come to assist their Congolese counterparts
Visit of Dr Degreef from the 'Jardin Botanique National de Belgique'
BAK organizes a Post-Graduate Diploma in Agronomy
Agreement between the UNILU, Belgian universities and BAK on a DEA (third cycle degree)
Visit of the Mikembo Sanctuary by Belgian professors
Dr Rudy Jocqué from the Royal Museum of Central Africa arrived in Lubumbashi
Students defend their PhD dissertations at UNILU
BAK attended a symposium on DRC in Gembloux, Belgium.
A first container of books arrived in Lubumbashi
BAK started a seed harvesting campaign
BAK obtained scientific books for the University of Lubumbashi
BAK exhibition at the Lubumbashi Zoo
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Lake Tshangalele has a new mascot
Reopening of fishing in Katanga
Within the framework of its researches on the miombo, BAK begins a program of entomological studies


A few scientific articles for which BAK is thanked for its contribution
date : 27/03/2012
 
  Within the framework of our collaboration with the universities of the South and the North, it is with pleasure that we put on-line diverse scientific articles in which doctors and Congolese students that we have supported for several years have collaborated.

  faucon-2011.pdf
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date : 27/03/2012
 
 

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Presentation of the book
date : 15/12/2011
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  On Thursday the 15th of December, the book "Birds of Katanga" was presented at the Africa Museum of Tervuren in the presence of a large public. This work is part of the series "Studies in Afrotropical Zoology" and one of BAK administrators is one of the authors.
This book is available at the Shop of the Museum or via BAK who received a series and who sell them for the benefit of their works.
The book is published in French and in English
Retail price: 65€ + postal charges
We also sell them in Lubumbashi: $150 US (postal charges included)
To get them via us please contact us on info@bakasbl.org
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date : 15/12/2011
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Book on the edible mushrooms of the Zambezian forests
date : 16/09/2011
 
  Today BAK signed a contract of partnership with the “Jardin Botanique National de Belgique” (National Botanical Garden of Belgium) for the publication of a book on the edible mushrooms of the zambezian forests. With this contract, BAK makes the commitment to welcome the experts of the JBNB in Katanga and to organize the logistics of their fieldtrips.
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Book on the birds of the Katanga
date : 15/09/2011
 
  The authors of the book coming out on the birds of Katanga and the head of the publication department of the MRAC met today. The model is almost done and we hope that the book will come out before the end of the year. This book is sponsored by Mister George Arthur FORREST and will appear in the Museum “Studies in Afrotropical Zoology” series. The management of the Museum will organize a presentation of the book when it comes out.
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A PhD student from the UNILU invited to Tervuren
date : 10/09/2011
 
  Within the framework of his doctoral thesis, Jonathan Muledi, a student from the Unilu whose thesis is financed by the Rachel Forrest Foundation, was invited in Belgium by Professor Hans Beeckman, head of the of Wood Biology department of the Museum of Tervuren. BAK helped this PhD student by supplying him with and bringing to Belgium slices of miombo trees. This material will allow him to do dendrochronology studies with the experts of the Museum.
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Proclamation of the results of the Post-Graduate Diploma organized by the Unilu and BAK
date : 05/09/2011
 
  The results of the Post-Graduate Diploma came out today. Half of the students passed. The others will have to rewrite some subjects in order to access the second year. We are sure that these young people will do their best to succeed.
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New exhibition at the zoo of Lubumbashi planned for 2012
date : 31/07/2011
 
  BAK agreed to organize a new exhibition at the Zoo in association with AZLU.
This exhibition will replace the one present since July 2009. The following institutions will collaborate for this exhibition: national Botanical garden of Belgium, royal Museum of Central Africa, royal Institute of the Natural sciences of Belgium, Free university of Brussels. The German cooperation in Congo (GTZ) also wants to be part of this project.
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Release of crocodiles in the Kundelungu National Park
date : 16/07/2011
 
  AZLU, the association that manages the Zoo of Lubumbashi, asked BAK to organize the release of two Nile crocodiles in the Annex zone of the Kundelungu National Park.
The capture was realized by the staff of the Zoo. The crocodiles were put in cages specially buit for that purpose and that were gracefully offered to us by the company Katco. The transport to Kiubo was organized in association with Congo Star Safaris who provided us with a truck and who then transported the animals on a boat up to the site chosen for the release. Professional film-makers filmed the whole event.
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Mikembo tree nursery and PhDs
date : 15/07/2011
 
  Both PhD students who got a bursary from the Rachel Forrest Foundation carry on with their experimental works at the Mikembo Sanctuary. Experimental cultivations were organized. BAK supports these two students by putting at their disposal staff to help them.
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Professors from the North come to assist their Congolese counterparts
date : 28/06/2011
 
  Many visiting Professors came to Lubumbashi during the academic year and many of the Post-Graduate Diploma lectures organized by the UNILU and BAK were given in the field.
We had the pleasure to have Professors Degreef (JBNB, Meise), Josens ( ULB), Mahy ( Ulg-Gembloux), Meerts ( ULB), Jocqué (MRAC, Tervuren), Colinet ( ULB), Louette (MRAC, Tervuren), Craig (Rhodes University, RSA), Verbruggen ( ULB) and Bogaert ( Ulg-Gembloux).
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Visit of Dr Degreef from the 'Jardin Botanique National de Belgique'
date : 31/01/2011
 
  Within the framework of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Agronomy organized collectively by the UNILU, the ULB, the ULG-Gembloux and BAK, Dr Jérôme DEGREEF, Head of the Cryptogamy Department at the National Botanical garden of Belgium stayed in Katanga.
He lectured students on edible mushrooms, but also on mycorhizes that are indispensable to the development of the trees of the miombo. Practical identification exercises were organized in the field with the students.
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BAK organizes a Post-Graduate Diploma in Agronomy
date : 31/01/2011
 
  The collaboration of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and of the University of Liège - Gembloux Agro Bio Tech as well as that of the Belgian scientific Institutions was obtained. Professors from the North joined Professors from the South to give lectures. The following subjects were given:
Plant biodiversity: Shutcha and Meerts
Ecology: Shutcha and Meerts
Landscape Ecology: Munyemba and Bogaert
Pedology: Mpundu and Colinet
Plant physiology: Chipeng and Verbruggen
Phylogeny, ecology and preservation of Vertebrates: Louette and Craig
Invertebrates Biodiversity: Josens
Biodiversity (concepts and applications): Ilunga and Mahy
Seminars: Jocqué (royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren), Degreef (National Botanical garden of Belgium, Meise)
Ten students were selected to follow this education.
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Agreement between the UNILU, Belgian universities and BAK on a DEA (third cycle degree)
date : 12/11/2010
 
  This Friday 12th of November Michel Ngongo, Dean of the Agronomy Faculty, Dr Mylor Shutcha (UNILU), Professor Meerts (ULB), Professor Lejoly (ULB) and BAK administrators gathered to decide on an agreement for the organization and financing of a DEA on the management of natural resources.
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Visit of the Mikembo Sanctuary by Belgian professors
date : 06/11/2010
 
  As part of the BAK research conducted within Mikembo Sanctuary, visiting professors from Belgian universities were shown experimental set ups within this area.
Professors Mahy, Meerts, Lejoly and Verbruggen could realize how much work has already been done.
All these professors will be part of the DEA (third cycle degree) that the Agronomy Faculty and BAK are developing at UNILU
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Dr Rudy Jocqué from the Royal Museum of Central Africa arrived in Lubumbashi
date : 03/11/2010
 
  Dr Jocqué came for 10 days to train students in the study of the invertebrate fauna of soils and canopies. Miombo canopy fumigations were conducted. This was the first survey of the kind in this type of habitat. Students received a crash course on the different sampling methods.
The report of this mission will soon be posted online.
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Students defend their PhD dissertations at UNILU
date : 01/11/2010
 
  From the 1st to the 3d of November students from the Agronomy Faculty of UNILU defended their PhD dissertations.
BAK is proud to announce that the 2 students that we financially supported for the last 3 years both achieved excellent results.
One of them even got the highest distinction for his work on the phyto-stabilization of soils contaminated by heavy metals.
Congratulations to all these promising young people!
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BAK attended a symposium on DRC in Gembloux, Belgium.
date : 19/10/2010
 
  Two of BAK administrators attended a symposium organized by the university faculties of Gembloux and Liège. The theme was the contribution of the agronomic formation and research in a sustainable development of Congo.
The Congolese Environment Minister and the Belgian Cooperation Minister were both present
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A first container of books arrived in Lubumbashi
date : 03/09/2010
 
  The 1st container of scientific books for the Agronomy Faculty of UNILU has arrived in Lubumbashi.
The handing over ceremony will be organized soon.
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BAK started a seed harvesting campaign
date : 06/07/2010
 
  BAK started a seed harvesting campaign within the framework of its research on deforestation. Thousands of seeds from typical trees of the miombo were methodically packaged and stored with the intention of doing germination experiments.
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BAK obtained scientific books for the University of Lubumbashi
date : 15/05/2010
 
  Following the reorganization of the libraries of the country, the Minister of the Scientific Politics of the Belgian Royalty decided to give thousands of agronomy books to BAK for the University of Lubumbashi. BAK will hand them over to Prof. Michel Ngongo, the Dean of the Agronomy faculty of UNILU.
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BAK exhibition at the Lubumbashi Zoo
date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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date : 30/04/2010
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Lake Tshangalele has a new mascot
date : 10/03/2010
 
  For some time now, a hippopotamus has been visiting the installations of the water-sports Club of the lake Tshangalele. Apparently attracted by the quality of the lawn, he comes out of the water every night to graze in the middle of the camp. The ICCN staff in charge of this reserve protects effectively the animal while making sure that the fishermen and the other sailors incur no risk. It is necessary to remind that this wild animal can be dangerous when feeling threatened.
This hippo became the mascot of the Club and the visitors enjoy the show given by the animal.
We must encourage the ICCN to continue its effective protection and…must find a name for this mascot.
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Reopening of fishing in Katanga
date : 01/03/2010
 
  Now that fishing has reopened, our NGO BAK wants to congratulate the provincial authorities on their management during its closure period.
This ban, sometimes difficult to apply, is not always popular but is indispensable for the survival of fish populations.
Teams of BAK had the opportunity to repeatedly visit the lake Tshangalele, the Lufira, the Lualaba and the Luapula. During all these expeditions, we were able to notice that the closure laws were being adhered to.
BAK looks forward to seeing the beneficial effects that this closure will have had on the fish populations.
The world of conservation has to congratulate its Excellence the Governor of Katanga as well as his administration for this beneficial initiative for the fishing capital of the region.
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Within the framework of its researches on the miombo, BAK begins a program of entomological studies
date : 25/02/2010
 
  BAK began a program of insects collection in the Mikembo Sanctuary. All the collected specimens will be studied by about fifty specialists worldwide. This study will allow to refine our knowledge of the miombo.
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