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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
The vast forest seems calm, but day and night it is fighting to reduce the effects of climate change. It is estimated to store the equivalent of three years’ worth of total global fossil fuel emissions