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UK sanctions Cameroon timber traders for EU violations

Press release | June 30, 2016 at 8:58

Congolese officials stop Greenpeace Africa awareness campaign about the importance of...

Press release | November 13, 2017 at 16:19

Pointe Noire, 10 November 2017. Greenpeace’s ship – the Esperanza was barred on Tuesday from berthing at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. For two days, the ship had anchored in Congolese waters. But port and government...

Statement on the announcement that the government of Democratic Republic of Congo...

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 9:48

Bonn, 12 November 2017: We are alarmed that, as it speaks at COP23 on behalf of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations on the importance of protecting its forests, the government of DRC has held a meeting in Kinshasa on 10 November to start a...

The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 12:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Caught in the Battle Against Congo’s Irresponsible Loggers

Feature story | November 13, 2014 at 10:19

“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.

Trading in Chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 11:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the large majority of the world's second-largest rainforested area, an area that plays a vital role in maintaining the global climate. But corruption and a lack of political will are among the...

Africa's Forests Under Threat

Publication | March 6, 2016 at 16:32

From chocolate spread to toothpaste, shampoo to Melba toast, palm oil can be found in countless everyday products.

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

Press release | November 14, 2014 at 13:55

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...

Greenpeace Calls for a Moratorium on FSC in the Congo

Publication | March 29, 2011 at 14:59

Greenpeace is calling for a complete moratorium on new FSC certifications in the Congo basin rainforest. This publication explains why a moratorium is a necessity.

Cut it out: How illegal logging in DRC threatens livelihoods, forests and trade

Feature story | March 4, 2013 at 13:43

Our latest report from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reveals how the country’s logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos”, with the DRC government’s so-called “battle against illegal logging” currently failing the Congolese people and...

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