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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...

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,...

Trafigura fine a set-back for Africa’s environmental justice

Press release | November 21, 2012 at 13:55

Johannesburg, 20, November 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa condemns the derisory fine levelled on Trafigura Beheer BV as part of a plea bargain. The Dutch company and its chairman Dauphin had been charged with illegally exporting waste to Cote d’Ivoire...

Herakles Farms’ Illegal Timber: A Plot against Cameroon’s Forests and the Voluntary...

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 13:55

Yaoundé, May 27th, 2014

Cancellation of illegal logging concessions in the DRC a critical first step, but not...

Press release | October 13, 2016 at 12:19

Kinshasa, Thursday 13 October 2016 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes the formal cancellation of three concessions illegally awarded in 2015, published in the “Journal Official” (official state journal of the DRC) on 15 September 2016.

244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Press release | October 4, 2016 at 10:00

Yaounde, 4 October 2016 - Local communities affected by a large-scale palm oil plantation took their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented...

DR Congo’s logging companies and international timber traders continue to profit from...

Press release | May 26, 2015 at 13:00

Kinshasa, May 26 - Logging violations, disenfranchised local communities, the cutting of endangered tree species without valid authorisation, destruction of threatened Bonobo habitat and worldwide export of suspect timber. These are just some...

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...

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