Give the Congo Basin Forest a chance

The Congo Basin Forest does not only shelter millions of local people and endangered animals but protects all of us from climate change. Will you let the world’s second largest rainforest disappear at the hands of industrial logging and agribusiness?

How is the forest under threat?

How is the Congo Basin Forest under threat?

In recent years, the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin Forest, the world's second largest tropical rainforest, has increased at an alarming rate. The inadequate control over the forest sector and increased demands from international markets have created the perfect scenario for agribusiness and industrial logging to expand and exhaust forest resources. People who once lived harmoniously with the forests are now faced with worsening poverty and conflicts over land.

Why save the Congo Basin Forest?

Besides it being the lungs of Africa, a recently discovered peatland makes the Congo Basin Forest the most carbon-rich tropical region in the world. That makes this forest extremely important not only for Africa, but the world, as it significantly contributes in reducing the effects of climate change globally.

Local forest communities are uniting to save the Congo Basin Forest

and are clearly sending the message “Give the Congo Basin Forest a chance” to those involved in forest destruction. We are here to amplify their voices!

The Greenpeace’s ship, The Esperanza is on a tour along the coasts of Central Africa. The Esperanza will dock in the ports of Douala (Cameroon), Matadi (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Pointe Noire (Republic of Congo).

Douala
Matadi
Pointe Noire
How Can I Help?

MAKE A WISH

On 6-17 November, world leaders will be gathered in Bonn, Germany for COP 23. The Wish Tree which will have travelled through the Congo Basin region, carrying the people’s voices on its branches, will be delivered to Bonn. Help us grow the Wish Tree even bigger.

Join the people of Congo Basin and share your wish. Have your voice heard at COP 23.

wish tree

From the dense forests of Africa to the negotiating table of Bonn, Germany!

More than ever, the world needs to realise the importance of protecting the Congo Basin Forest. It plays a vital role in protecting the world from the effects of climate change, and we need every voice to keep the forest untouched, because it is your forest to protect.

Help us build a magnificent Wish Tree for the protection of the Congo Basin Forest.

Add Your Wish
Dance for the congo

Shake it! Move it! Make some noise!

People around the world have shown their love and support for the Congo Basin Forest by movin’ and shakin’ and sharing their “Dance for the Congo” videos and images.

Join with your friends, schoolmates, or colleagues, and share your own “Dance for the Congo” videos and images on social media using the hashtag

#danceforthecongo

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of the World “Dance for the Congo” movement.

Media Coverage
mongabay

Is Norwegian money funding Congo deforestation?

A recent report by conservation NGO Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) is decrying what they say is Norwegian government complicity in funding a project they allege could result in the clearance of vast tracts of Congo rainforest and the release of billions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere.

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sience daily

Scientists discover world's largest tropical peatland in remote Congo swamps

A vast peatland in the Congo Basin has been mapped for the first time, revealing it to be the largest in the tropics.

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daily bruin

UCLA assistant adjunct professor partners with Congo Basin Institute

Njabo, an assistant adjunct professor of environmental health sciences, helped establish UCLA’s partnership with the Congo Basin Institute, in which he serves as the Africa director of the Center for Tropical Research.

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mongabay

Forest protection funds flow to DRC despite ‘illegal’ logging permits

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has received millions of dollars aimed at stopping deforestation and promoting sustainable development from donor countries and organizations despite...

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forest peoples

A message from the women of Assoumindelé, Cameroon

Women from a village in south east Cameroon say they won’t be able to access a parcel of land that has been allocated to their community as part compensation for land lost to a national reserve.

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survival

Survival–WWF OECD talks break down over tribal consent

The landmark mediation talks between Survival and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over breaches of OECD guidelines for multinational corporations have broken down over the issue of tribal peoples’ consent.

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