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Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | November 13, 2014 at 9:30

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Caught in the Battle Against Congo’s Irresponsible Loggers

Feature story | November 13, 2014 at 9:19

“It’s too far away”, “there’s nothing to see or do there”, “it’s too hard to get to...” The reasons people find to avoid the long journey to some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s many remote forested areas are numerous.

Illegal Logging in the DRC

Image gallery | November 13, 2014

Deception Island Round 2

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

Greetings from the Plancius The Last Desert Race 2014 is something of the past. We returned to Deception Island (venue of stage 1), although in a different location for the 5th and final stage, due to extreme weather conditions in the...

A No Running Day

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 10, 2014

08-Nov-2014 05:03:20 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius It is Friday evening (21h00) on the Plancius. Today (Stage 4) was supposed to go on for at least 12 hours, but we did not even...

Day 3 - Danku Island

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

6 th November 2014 Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage. Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained...

Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 7, 2014

05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius The second stage is over and it was a beast. We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over...

Greetings from the Plancius

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course. The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went...

Plancius Update 3 November 2014

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 5, 2014

Hallo everyone It’s day 2 on the Plancius and the sea sickness is bad. Really struggling. The sun is out, but the wind very strong and swells very big. We are supposed to reach the first islands by midnight and thereafter...

Greenpeace names 20 culprits in global overfishing

Press release | November 4, 2014 at 12:47

Dakar, 4 November 2014 - Today, Greenpeace released a list of 20 ‘monster boats’, examples of the most destructive and oversized fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management. The list features some of the most...

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