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09/27/17 - European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Paris

26-29 March 2018. The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) - will be organized in Paris, France by the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie at Sorbonne Universités.


12/28/16 - Visitors without frontier of Carapa.org

Between 2nd November 2015 and 28th December 2016, our site Carapa.org received 283 visits from provenant de 42 countries (cf. image), mainly from France including overseas department Guyane (French Guiana), USA, Ivory Coast, Germany, Senegal and Suriname. ClustrMaps is partner of Carapa.org.


12/28/16 - European Society for Tropical Ecology in Febuary 2017

6-10 February 2017. The “European Conference of Tropical Ecology - the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology (Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie, gtö) - will be organized in Brussels, Belgium by three Universities and three research-museum institutions.


08/15/16 - Carapa oil from Suriname at IBG2016 Congress

The IVth International Congress on Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield theme was  “Leveraging our high endemicity, cultural diversity, and intact ecosystems for inclusive growth and secure futures.” The congress was held in Georgetown, Guyana, between 8-12 August. Sub themes were : (i) state of biodiversity and ecological functions of the Guiana Shield, (ii) biodiversity and communities: contribution/role of local and indigenous communities, (iii) biodiversity and climate, (iv) mainstreaming biodiversity in sustainable development and (V) gender and vulnerable groups.

Interview of Maurreen Playfair and Mayra Essenboom from Celos (Paramaribo) about research on Carapa oil in Suriname. (© WWF Guianas).

Ref. Playfair, Maureen and Mayra, Esseboom. Carapa forest: a source of wealth for the Indigenous people in Apura, Suriname. Talk on Wednesday August 10, 2016. Room C. Session : Livelihoods. (see Program).


07/14/16 - Carapa oil, Women Entrepreneurs, and Peace in West Africa

Peace thru Trade: West Africa, Women Entrepreneurs. Please follow the link to support Fair Wind Trading Compagny in empowering women from Guinea-Bissau and the Casamance region of Senegal, living in a conflict zone, to become entrepreneurs and take back there communities.

Touloucouna 2016 from Madadh MacLaine on Vimeo.


07/05/16 - Several Carapa trees can be hidden behind one

Un carapa afro-américain peut en cacher plusieurs autres, ou les voyages forment la diversité by Pierre-Michel FORGET, équipe ECOTROP, UMR 7179 MECADEV - Mécanismes adaptatifs et évolution. I will talke about diversity and ecology of Carapa trees in tropical america and africa,  a short review of decades of studies. With a common ancestor located in swamp and humid habitats of Central Africa, Carapa seeds dispersed within and across continents where taxa dadiated and diversified. Result of long-distanec dispersal is adaptative radiation of the genus Carapa between 0-2600 m asl. and numerous vicariant animal-plant relationships on both continents. I will especially attract attention on the importance of international meetings to establish connection and scientific collaborations sans frontieres similarly to Carapa trees that have no frontier but climatic and geographic ones.

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