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Dutch impose sanctions for violation of EU timber regulations

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 14:00

Yaoundé, 9 March 2016 - The Netherlands has today imposed a first-ever sanction on a Dutch company for violating the European Timber Regulation. The sanction follows a Greenpeace investigation into the controversial Cameroonian timber trader CCT,...

Greenpeace Africa reacts to verdict on DR Congo torture case in Yalisika

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 13:16

Kinshasa, 16 December 2015 - Five policemen and soldiers have finally been convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011, but many involved...

Stop 050

Action | November 11, 2014 at 9:03

Tell the DRC’s Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development and its partners to cancel the ministry order 050 and save the DRC’s forest: click here!

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Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | November 14, 2014 at 12:55

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Herakles Farms continues forest clearing for palm oil project, sparking social unrest

Press release | November 19, 2012 at 12:45

Amsterdam, November 19, 2012 – A US-owned company is clearing natural forest in the southwest of Cameroon to establish a large-scale palm oil plantation, heightening social tension as serious questions about the legality of the project persist,...

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...

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The new name behind the threat to Cameroon’s Forests

Feature story | May 6, 2016 at 8:49

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...

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,...

050 - New DR Congo legislation undermines COP pledges on forest protection

Press release | December 17, 2015 at 12:25

Kinshasa, December 17 2015 - A damaging new forest law in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will threaten the livelihoods of communities and contradicts all the public promises made by the government at the recent COP 21 climate summit in...

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