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Greenpeace Africa Executive Director calls for Peatland protection after visit to DR...

Press release | May 14, 2018 at 16:06

Kinshasa, 10 May 2018 - Good morning to you all and thank you all very much for taking the time to meet with me today. It is a pleasure to be in the DRC and I feel blessed to have spent time in the giant forest of the Congo Basin. I am in awe of...

DRC Forest Minister seeking to allocate an area the size of Belgium for industrial...

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 10:23

Kinshasa, 16 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa and Congolese non-governmental organisations have learned that a month after reinstating 650,000 ha of logging concessions deemed illegal and cancelled in 2016, DRC’s Environment Minister sought...

Greenpeace Africa calls for a total ban on illegal logging

Press release | April 10, 2018 at 12:35

Talking Forest With City Dwellers In Yaounde

Blog entry by Tatsifouo Fondjo Hermann | April 5, 2018

I have always seen surveys conducted on TV and until the 19 March 2018, I was afraid to approach strangers on the street and ask questions. During the World Forest Day celebration, we, the Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon, decided...

Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo must translate words into action...

Press release | March 26, 2018 at 15:31

Brazzaville, 26 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa recognises the steps made by the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo who organised the Global Peatland Initiative’s third meeting in Brazzaville from 21-23 March. While both...

Greenpeace Africa opens pilot green space in Yaoundé

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 13:57

Yaoundé, 21 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa and local partners have today launched a pilot green space at the Baptist High School- Awai, to commemorate the World Forest Day. The need for urban green spaces is highlighted in the theme for this...

Walking through the tropical swamps of DRC

Blog entry by Capucine Dayen | March 22, 2018

Planet Lovers & Protectors, m y name is Capucine Dayen, International Communications Coordinator for Greenpeace Africa, but I go by Caps. In June last year, I joined the Congo Basin Forest Campaign Team and together we work to protect...

Greenpeace Africa Responds to Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development,...

Press release | February 27, 2018 at 17:00

In response to Minister Ambatobe’s statement, reported by RFI, in which he states that the moratorium does not concern the reinstated concessions, Greenpeace Africa Senior Forest Manager, Irene Wabiwa said:

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...

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