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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.

About Us

Hub | November 12, 2008 at 15:08

Greenpeace, the international environmental watchdog and lobby group, has been showcasing Africa’s plight to an often unseeing world since the 1990s. Some of its campaigns have included the fight to stop the uncontrolled logging that is...

What we do

Hub | November 12, 2008 at 13:07

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...

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Feature story | November 25, 2011 at 11:03

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...

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...

Solar-powered radio launched in Oshwe, DRC

Feature story | July 11, 2012 at 11:15

Today Greenpeace launched Africa's first solar-powered radio station in Oshwe, in the DRC. Hundreds of community members and leaders came out to witness the event. Authorities applauded efforts to increase this remote community’s access to basic...

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...

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

Press release | November 24, 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...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 24, 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.

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