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German bilateral development cooperation in the forest sector:

Publication | October 22, 2015 at 13:48

The conservation of rapidly disappearing natural forests in the tropics is one of the priority issues of international cooperation. Large amounts of funding have been pledged to projects claiming to protect forests, forest peoples, biodiversity...

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!”

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

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 9:39

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,...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 10:00

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.

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step

Blog entry by By Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 2, 2015

The forests of the Congo Basin are a vital resource for millions of people. They play a crucial role in the fight against global warming; a threat that every one of us living on planet earth should be extremely concerned by, to say...

Industrial palm oil expansion in Africa: not to be at the cost of forests and people

Feature story | August 24, 2012 at 7:26

Industrial scale palm oil plantation is rapidly expanding in Africa. After a first expansion of palm oil in West Africa, major palm oil companies are now investing in Central Africa, in Cameroon in particular, a country considered as a model by...

Video: Voices Of The Forest

Video | October 11, 2012 at 10:55

This song is a reminder of how our life is intimately linked to the forest. It is the earth's lung, which purifies the air we breathe, and the food, water and natural medicines we use. The diversity of life on the planet, and the future of our...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | March 20, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders  met in Brussels this week  to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

DRC's trees are endangered too

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | July 15, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion's share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the ...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 13, 2013

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

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