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Hub | December 11, 2009 at 14:20

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

Trading in Chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 10:00

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...

Greenpeace Extends its Sincere Condolences

Feature story | January 28, 2011 at 14:22

Greenpeace is saddened by the death of Charles Bopelo who passed away last Wednesday 26th around 2 PM in Oshwe, Bandundu Province, following a wound infection. He was buried on January 27th Thursday at around 10 AM in Oshwe.

Stand for the Congo Basin forest!

Action | February 19, 2013 at 8:49

Let’s send a clear message to the illegal timber markets in EU and China who drive the demand for forest destruction, to take up responsibility and urge governments in Cameroon and the DRC to make improved forest policy and enforce forest laws...


Stand with us to protect the “Lungs of Africa!”

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 10:00

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...

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

Press release | May 26, 2015 at 12:00

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...

Cut it out: How illegal logging in DRC threatens livelihoods, forests and trade

Feature story | March 4, 2013 at 12:43

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...

Deforestation and Violence in Congo's Rainforests

Feature story | August 1, 2011 at 10:36

Rene Ngongo, Greenpeace International Senior Campaigner, speaks about his experiences of violence and intimidation in the forests of the Congo.

An Open Letter to the Congolese Government: Stop Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

Feature story | May 8, 2012 at 11:41

A British oil company, SOCO, and others including Total, are looking to explore for oil reserves in the Virunga National Park.

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | July 16, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

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