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The new name behind the threat to Cameroon’s Forests

Feature story | May 6, 2016 at 9:49

After the slowdown of the destructive Herakles Farms palm oil project in Cameroon, following extensive environmental and social opposition, we had hope for the future. However, it now looks like the infamous operation is being resurrected under a...

Herakles Farms continues forest clearing for palm oil project, sparking social unrest

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 13:45

Amsterdam, November 19, 2012 – A US-owned company is clearing natural forest in the southwest of Cameroon to establish a large-scale palm oil plantation, heightening social tension as serious questions about the legality of the project persist,...

Greenpeace Africa Responds to Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development,...

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 17:00

In response to Minister Ambatobe’s statement, reported by RFI, in which he states that the moratorium does not concern the reinstated concessions, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Manager, Irene Wabiwa said:

DRC Forest Minister seeking to allocate an area the size of Belgium for industrial...

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 10:23

Kinshasa, 16 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa and Congolese non-governmental organisations have learned that a month after reinstating 650,000 ha of logging concessions deemed illegal and cancelled in 2016, DRC’s Environment Minister sought...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step

Blog entry by By Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 2, 2015

The forests of the Congo Basin are a vital resource for millions of people. They play a crucial role in the fight against global warming; a threat that every one of us living on planet earth should be extremely concerned by, to say...

The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

Blog entry by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu | May 15, 2017

As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape...

Precious intact forests in the Congo must be protected

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | October 5, 2017

A source of water, food, and shelter the Congo Basin is life to many people and creatures. It is one of the world's largest tropical forests and is the fourth largest carbon reservoir in the world - meaning it locks away vast amounts...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | March 20, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders  met in Brussels this week  to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

DRC's trees are endangered too

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | July 15, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion's share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the ...

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