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Trading in Chaos

Hub | May 22, 2015 at 11:00

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

Forests

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 15:20

The vast forest of the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest on earth and the lungs of Africa.

Soutenez les communautés de la République Démocratique du Congo pour avoir le droit...

Action | November 11, 2014 at 10:03

Soutenez les communautés de la République Démocratique du Congo pour avoir le droit de gérer leurs propres forêts.

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Hub | November 12, 2008 at 14:07

Georgia Court Agrees with Greenpeace, Transfers Logging Company’s RICO Case to...

Press release | May 17, 2017 at 14:20

Today, the United States Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a ruling transferring the Resolute v Greenpeace lawsuit to the Northern District of California, as Resolute failed to demonstrate that the case should be heard in Georgia.

Dutch court slams Fibois BV for lack of Due Diligence on Cameroon’s Timber

Press release | July 4, 2017 at 9:15

Yaoundé, 03 July 2017- Following a complaint filed by Greenpeace against Dutch timber importer, Fibois BV, for involvement with questionable timber from Cameroon, a Dutch administrative court has upheld a 2016 Food and Consumer Product Safety...

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...

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...

Greenpeace Exposes Logging Company’s Attack on Free Speech in New Report

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 13:32

Washington, DC, 16 May 2017 -- Greenpeace has published a new report, “Clearcutting Free Speech: How Resolute Forest Products is going to extremes to silence critics of its controversial logging practices”, presenting the implications of logging...

Norwegian and French governments threatens world’s second largest tropical rainforest

Press release | July 12, 2017 at 15:42

12 July 2017 - An area of rainforest the size of Italy is at risk of being cut down by loggers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if a Norwegian-funded project to expand industrial logging in the country is approved in Kinshasa next...

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...

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...

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].

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,...

Scientists confirm presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press release | November 3, 2017 at 15:10

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 30, 2017 - Scientist have confirmed the presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an expedition in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - the capital of the province of...

Stand for the Congo Basin forest!

Action | August 29, 2014 at 13:52

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Dutch impose sanctions for violation of EU timber regulations

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 15:00

Yaoundé, 9 March 2016 - The Netherlands has today imposed a first-ever sanction on a Dutch company for violating the European Timber Regulation. The sanction follows a Greenpeace investigation into the controversial Cameroonian timber trader CCT,...

Greenpeace condemns deportation of French filmmaker and cancellation of employee’s...

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 9:36

Kinshasa, 1 March 2017 - Greenpeace Africa is shocked by the deportation of a French filmmaker and the cancellation of the visa of a Greenpeace employee by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo following a filming trip in the...

Donors dish out millions while the DRC government ups the moratorium breaches

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 15:05

Kinshasa, 1st February 2017: Greenpeace Africa has today revealed further breaches to the 2002 moratorium on industrial logging titles by top Congolese government officials. Barely a month after these breaches the Central African Forest...

The gaps and omissions in the CCT audit report by Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry...

Press release | November 18, 2016 at 9:37

The Cameroon Ministry of Forestry recently published the results of an audit it commissioned of the Cameroonian company Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT). This audit concluded that the allegations made by Greenpeace Africa concerning...

Greenpeace Africa instils forest values to youths during the 5th World Forest Day...

Press release | March 21, 2017 at 8:35

Yaoundé, 21st March 2017. Greenpeace Africa has today organised activities with youths to commemorate World forest day. This year’s festivities celebrated under the theme“Forest & Energy” underscores the importance of the forest with regards to...

Cameroonian environmental activist pursued in the courts as palm oil company...

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 9:00

Yaoundé November 17 2015 - An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender continues to be pursued in the courts in Cameroon for no crime other than defending his own community’s land rights. Meanwhile the very company he is...

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of...

Press release | January 22, 2016 at 17:14

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in fines and more than 400,000 FCFA in...

Greenpeace asks for investigation of the Modern Express’ cargo

Press release | February 5, 2016 at 16:38

Johannesburg, 05 February. The troubled car carrier Modern Express that was recently successfully towed away from the French coast, has safely entered the port of Bilbao, Spain. It was on its way to Le Havre, France. The ship is carrying a...

United action needed to stem illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 10:39

Durban, 9 September 2015 –Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa. During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban,...

Norway and France threaten DRC’s forests

Publication | July 12, 2017 at 16:40

An area of rainforest the size of Italy is at risk of being cut down by loggers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if the Norwegian government approves a French Development Agency (AFD) proposal to expand industrial logging there starting...

Destroying Kenya’s ecosystem destroys livelihood says Greenpeace

Press release | February 9, 2018 at 13:34

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Multimedia hub | December 9, 2009 at 18:59

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Press Centre

Hub | December 16, 2009 at 22:41

This section is intended for journalists and media professionals. It lists the latest photographs, videos, press releases, and reports which we are distributing to the media.

News

Hub | December 27, 2009 at 16:00

News and blogs.

Lowest Deforestation Rate in Brazil Should Inspire Decisions on REDD

Feature story | December 2, 2010 at 10:02

With announcements that deforestation in the Amazon has dropped to a record low, Greenpeace says that now is the time for countries gathered at the UN climate talks to approve a strong REDD deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by helping to...

The Great Bear Rainforest Victory

Feature story | April 5, 2011 at 15:09

The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. While a celebratory moment, it also sheds a much needed spotlight on the significant deforestation that continues around the world.

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Feature story | November 25, 2011 at 12:03

Following the release of a new report compiling the latest science about large intact forests landscapes (IFLs), their critical importance for people, biodiversity and climate, and the consequences of fragmenting them (in particular via logging...

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.

Africa's forests under threat

Publication | May 9, 2016 at 13:12

On 23 February 2016, Greenpeace France published a report titled Africa’s forests under threat: Investigation of the investments of the Bolloré Group and its Belgian partner Hubert Fabri,1 which shed light on the threats that the Société...

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...

How Cameroon’s Stolen Wood Reaches International Markets

Press release | May 26, 2016 at 10:20

Yaoundé, 26 May 2016 - A Greenpeace Africa investigation into illegal logging operations in Cameroon has uncovered a trail of stolen timber leading to Cameroon’s main log exporter Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT), and has reportedly...

FSC suspends Danzer's certification over links to human rights violations in DRC

Feature story | May 21, 2013 at 11:52

Today, we welcome the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was involved in human rights violations in the...

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

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...

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...

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