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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.

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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...

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,...

Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 14:41

Impunity still prevails in logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lowest Deforestation Rate in Brazil Should Inspire Decisions on REDD

Feature story | December 2, 2010 at 9:02

With announcements that deforestation in the Amazon has dropped to a record low, Greenpeace says that now is the time for countries gathered at the UN climate talks to approve a strong REDD deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by helping to...

The Good Wood Guide

Page | June 29, 2012 at 9:02

Greenpeace’s forest campaign is committed to protecting the world's remaining forests and plant life. Through it, we promote solutions which work to ensure that timber comes from environmentally and socially-responsible forest managements.

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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