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Greenpeace: International Musicians give Congolese Youth a voice to protect the...

Press release | October 8, 2012 at 9:00

This morning Greenpeace Africa released a brand new song entitled ““Voix de la Forêt” (The Voices of the Forest), which is performed by 11 internationally acclaimed singers from the Congo Basin countries; in a bid to highlight the importance of...

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

Over 20 000 Congolese call for their rainforest to be saved

Press release | June 5, 2012 at 10:29

Kinshasa, June 05 2012 --Greenpeace Africa, in collaboration with Réseau Ressources Naturelles and members of forest communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is calling on the government to maintain and enforce the moratorium on the...

Cameroon’s Forest Communities Threatened by Monster Palm Oil Project

Press release | February 19, 2013 at 15:00

Johannesburg, 19 February 2013 – A controversial proposed palm oil plantation in Cameroon by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms, threatens the livelihoods of communities living in the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, and would release...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | April 18, 2013 at 10:29

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

SIFORCO Involved in Violence and Human Rights Violations

Feature story | June 16, 2011 at 9:24

Greenpeace denounces the major human rights violations that have taken place in connection with SIFORCO logging operations near Bumba in the DRC.

The huge scale of illegal logging in DRC laid bare

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | January 28, 2013

Deep in the vast rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, chainsaws are buzzing. Heavy machinery rumbles and growls, as loggers slice their way through the forest. Three newly published investigations by Resource...

Herakles Farms: “A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster in the making”

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | August 13, 2013

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

The Great Bear Rainforest: Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Solutions

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | April 5, 2013

As we look to develop real, sustainable solutions for forest communities in the Congo Basin, it's inspiring to read the success of our Canadian colleagues in putting forests and people first. This amazing planet of ours has...

Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

Blog entry by Bianca Bolink | July 3, 2014

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and...

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