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Forests

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 14:20

Globally, an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed every two seconds contributing to around 20 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

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.

Forest reform in the Democratic Republic of the Congo:

Publication | February 7, 2011 at 8:35

In January 2010, twenty-seven villagers from the province of Bandundu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo staged a sit-in protest against the operations of Sodefor – a subsidiary of industrial logging company Norsudtimber (NST) who holds...

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.

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.

Greenpeace Calls for a Moratorium on FSC in the Congo

Publication | March 29, 2011 at 13:59

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.

Crisis for FSC in the Congo Basin?

Publication | May 27, 2011 at 10:26

Greenpeace and many other Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members and stakeholders are seriously concerned that an increasing number of FSC certificates are being granted around the world to logging companies that do not meet the international...

Greenpeace opens an office in the DRC

Feature story | November 24, 2008 at 13:07

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.

FSC puts business interests first

Blog entry by Asti Roesle | August 27, 2014

As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to...

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