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Destroying Kenya’s ecosystem destroys livelihood says Greenpeace

Press release | February 9, 2018 at 13:34

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...

Solar-powered radio launched in Oshwe, DRC

Feature story | July 11, 2012 at 12:15

Today Greenpeace launched Africa's first solar-powered radio station in Oshwe, in the DRC. Hundreds of community members and leaders came out to witness the event. Authorities applauded efforts to increase this remote community’s access to basic...

New findings: Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

Feature story | July 30, 2012 at 12:01

A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating. Greenpeace has produced a new report that details the extent of the damage.

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...

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.

'Mama Trees' Passes Away

Feature story | September 26, 2011 at 11:00

Greenpeace Africa is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent.

16 (Adorable) Reasons to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | May 19, 2017

Canada's boreal forest is home to stunning landscapes and a spectacular array of wildlife. But corporate logging giant Resolute Forest Products wants to intimidate and silence people like you fighting to protect forests. Rather...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 8, 2016

This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in...

What made me embark on a life changing mission as a Greenpeace Africa Volunteer

Blog entry by Abi Ngum | October 31, 2017

My experience of a lifetime as a Greenpeace Africa Volunteer I saw a fully loaded truck of timber while I was travelling to Douala a year ago. I often see trucks like this carry three logs at a time but this one carried only two...

Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | January 23, 2015

The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | October 13, 2017

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

Greenpeace opens an office in the DRC

Feature story | November 24, 2008 at 14:07

Greenpeace today marked the opening of its office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by welcoming Congolese officials aboard its ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently docked in Matadi, the country's principal port for timber exports.

Let the Moratorium be!

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | November 20, 2017

With the recent confirmation that the Congo Basin forest hosts the world’s biggest tropical peatland, the importance of this forest is now drawing global attention. It has a huge role to play in the protection of our global climate. ...

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Blog entry by Richard George | October 20, 2014

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world. Greenpeace activists in Brazil spent monitoring...

Video: Voices Of The Forest

Video | October 11, 2012 at 11:55

This song is a reminder of how our life is intimately linked to the forest. It is the earth's lung, which purifies the air we breathe, and the food, water and natural medicines we use. The diversity of life on the planet, and the future of our...

DRC Logging: 87% illegal says new study

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 1, 2014

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says   a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | June 6, 2013

There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations. Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who...

How to make forest destruction look like "development"

Blog entry by Frédéric Amiel | September 5, 2012

Bruce Wrobel is a man with his heart in the right place. You see, Bruce is in the agricultural business and he plans to solve the world’s complex food security issues by creating sustainable, community oriented projects. He is the CEO...

A logger's children stand in front of afrormosia

Image | March 24, 2008 at 0:00

Children of a logger stand in front of Afrormosia logs in the SAFBOIS concession. Afrormosia is a protected tree species whose international trade is strictly regulated (listed under CITES Appendix II) .

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