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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...

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.

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...

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...

In the Congo basin the myth of "Selective logging" bites the dust

Feature story | January 17, 2017 at 11:14

There is an urgent need to find a solution to protect the remaining intact forests in the Congo Basin, while also respecting the rights of forest dependent and indigenous communities. Unless new conservation approaches are developed, these...

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