We build technology and partnerships to monitor the world’s natural resources.


Taking our name from a tree (Baillonella toxisperma), Moabi uses cutting edge technology to map and monitor logging, forest carbon projects, palm oil, and mining. We work in partnership with local and international organizations to increase transparency and accountability in natural resource sector. Our technology has be tried and tested in the remote forests and challenging political climate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects with both local and international partners. Below are short overviews of our most recent projects. If you’d like to work with us on your project, get in touch!

Moabi DRC

Logging Roads


Moabi in Action

Read some examples of how apply our technology
and approaches to real world cases

Palm Oil Boom?

IIASA scientists map where palm oil could expand in the Democratic Republic of Congo to become a major palm oil producer

Community Mapping

The Extreme Citizen Science Research Group (ExCiteS) at University College London leads a training with indigenous communities in Equateur Province on participatory mapping of local resources.

Will DRC palm oil plantations cause forest loss?

With vast tracks of tropical forest straddling the equator, an abundance of freshwater, and a favorable climate, DRC could follow Indonesia and become a major exporter of palm oil.

Competition for resources threatens REDD+ in DRC

Future forest loss in DRC is very uncertain. Decades of conflict and under investment have prevented the industrial scale of forestry and agricultural activities that characterized deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia – the other two large rainforest countries.


Moabi has worked on a diverse range of projects
with both local and international partners.

Forest Monitoring in the Congo Basin

June 11th, 2015

When: June 23rd , 6pm – 8pm w/ light refreshments to follow Where: Pearson lecture Theatre, Department of Geography University…

Projet Open Mai Ndombe

May 11th, 2015

En République Démocratique du Congo, la société civile congolaise joue un rôle important dans l’observation de la légalité des pratiques…

Funding Facility

May 3rd, 2015

Comme annoncé au cours de la dernière réunion du consortium qui a consacré sa naissance, Funding Facility (FF), MOABI met…