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How the DRC government has secretly breached its own logging moratorium

Press release | July 12, 2016 at 11:43

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, 12th July 2016 – A Greenpeace Africa investigation has revealed that the DRC government violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares in...

180,000 people call on the President of Cameroon to end SGSOC palm oil plantation

Press release | December 21, 2016 at 16:07

Yaounde, 21 December 2016 - Today, a petition was submitted to the President of Cameroon, asking him not to renew the palm oil plantation grant to Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) in the South-West Region. This petition is...

Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the...

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 12:06

Douala, 13 October 2017: The Greenpeace ship – The Esperanza - has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic...

Greenpeace Africa and stakeholders discuss solutions to ailing forest management in...

Press release | October 16, 2017 at 12:23

Douala, 16 October 2017 - A High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach to forest management has been at the center of discussions between Greenpeace Africa and environmental stakeholders in a working session held on Monday in Douala. The workshop, taking...

DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its’ own moratorium

Press release | February 20, 2018 at 12:20

Kinshasa, 20 February 2018: The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then...

Commission slams weak implementation of EU law against illegal logging

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 16:51

Brussels, 18 February 2016 – In a review of legislation to combat illegal logging, the European Commission has said EU countries must significantly step up efforts to keep illegal timber off the EU market [1].

International civil society alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian environmental human...

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 13:52

Cameroonian authorities must stop the repression of environmental human rights defender according to an international coalition of six environmental and human rights organizations, which includes Greenpeace Africa, the Environmental Investigation...

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

Johannesburg, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in...

Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers

Press release | March 1, 2016 at 11:50

London/Kinshasa (Wednesday 2nd March, 2016: A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest...

Cut from Congo

Publication | October 5, 2017 at 16:30

From 2000 to 2013, the global area of intact forest landscapes (IFLs) decreased by 7.2%, a reduction of 90 million hectares, with industrial timber extraction as the lead driver behind this fragmentation and degradation globally. In Africa,...

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