On 30 April, 2010, Rachel Perks, former Country Director for Pact in the DRC, presented "A Conflict-Sensitive Approach to Conservation and Community-based Natural Resource Management in the Ituri-Epulu-Aru Landscape, DRC." This area in the northeastern Congo borders on some of the most densely populated and conflict-prone regions of Central Africa. It is also one of the largest intact tracts of lowland rainforest remaining in that area, and home to a diverse population of animals including elephants and okapi. Pact's program aims to build the capacity of conservation and development partners as they address the drivers of conflict through natural resource management work.

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