IRI DRC highlights its contributions to biodiversity preservation on national media

Rev. Matthieu Yela Bonketo, IRI DRC National Facilitator, gave an interview on Télévision 7’s Environment and Sustainable Development programme, in which he raised awareness on rainforest protection and biodiversity conservation. He highlighted IRI DRC’s ongoing contributions to the protection of rainforests and the rights of Indigenous Peoples, and stressed the urgent need to halt deforestation. He also announced the convening of the National Biodiversity Conference, to be held in May 2024, with the aim of raising awareness on and catalyzing common actions for biodiversity preservation. Furthermore, he appealed to political decisionmakers to recognize religious and faith institutions as a key partner and commit to work collaboratively for the preservation of biodiversity in the DRC. A recording of the interview can be viewed here.