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Herakles Farms is cutting the heart out of Cameroon’s rainforest

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 11 May, 2012 17 comments

Within the past few weeks, rainforest destruction has begun once again in one of Africa’s most important biodiversity hotspots:  the coastal rainforest of Cameroon, at the fringe of the Congo Basin region. Herakles Farms, the American...

Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

Blog entry by Laila Williams | 22 May, 2013 15 comments

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | 21 May, 2013 1 comment

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

Fighting for the (human) rights of DRC's forests communities

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart, Congo Forests | 25 April, 2013 2 comments

A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first". Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...

Challenging year ends in hope for Cameroonian environmental activist

Blog entry by Alexa Phillips | 19 December, 2012

For many people thoughts are already turning to the festive period and a well-earned rest. All Nasako Besingi wants for Christmas is for Herakles Farms to say they are leaving him and his fellow villagers’ land alone. 2012 has...

French and Cameroonian presidents meet, but will they talk about palm oil?

Blog entry by Jean-François Julliard | 30 January, 2013 1 comment

The French President Francois Hollande today received his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, at the Elysée Palace in Paris – and there was not a lack of potential topics for discussion. Yet surely the one thing that had to be...

Hand in hand to protect the Congo Basin forests

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule | 8 October, 2012

What began in 2011 as a call to the youth of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to speak out for the protection of their forests has finally come to  fruition. Men, women and children from Kinshasa city and surroundings have come...

Deforestation and violence in the Congo

Blog entry by Rene Ngongo | 15 July, 2011 1 comment

I’m writing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days I am torn between outrage and bitterness when I hear about the unbelievable violence that has once again been unleashed on the heart of the...

The Mystery of McKinsey's Black Box

Blog entry by John Bowler | 7 December, 2011 2 comments

Hello from Durban, home of COP17, and for the past 10 days home of the Greenpeace forest team. Sometimes serendipity just waltzes right up to you. And that is what has just happened. Earlier this year a Greenpeace investigation ...

“We are people already sold” say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International | 6 October, 2011 5 comments

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Quarterly - 2008.4

Background | 5 May, 2009 at 14:39

Carving up the Congo

Photo essay | 12 April, 2007 at 15:28

Natalia Truchi visited the Congo river in March 2007. Greenpeace organised the expedition to give journalists and politicians a real insight into the destruction and injustice related to the logging industry in the Demoocratic Republic of the...

Cultural Baggage

Blog entry by Richard | 12 April, 2007 4 comments

I was taught a lesson today that I suspect will live with me for a long time. To cut a long story short, I had written an article for the website about the Congo rainforest. A Belgian colleague asked me to change the wording in one...

Future perfect?

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 December, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace teams were out today around Copenhagen, lining various routes from the airport and through the city with a message for heads of state that politicians talk but leaders act. And we've followed them all the way to the...

BREAKING NEWS: New nuclear reactor's waste is seven times more hazardous

Blog entry by Justin | 2 February, 2009 1 comment

Reactor construction at Olkiluoto 3 (© Greenpeace/Nick Cobbing) Following the French government’s announcement that it wants to build a second EPR reactor comes the news that the nuclear waste produced by this so-called state of...

A child in a forest dependent community in

Image | 23 October, 2006 at 3:00

A child in a forest dependent community in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Children peer through panels of wood in a

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 2:00

Children peer through panels of wood in a Sodefor log park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A child in the Village of Babogombe in Yoko

Image | 25 March, 2007 at 3:00

A child in the Village of Babogombe in Yoko National Reserve March. The village is very poor and depends heavily on forest.

Save Congo's Forests Action in Brussels

Image | 27 June, 2010 at 17:55

27 June 2010- People hold up green leaflets reading in French 'Save Congo's Forests' during a demonstration in Parc du Cinquantenaire (Jubelpark), a few days before Congo's 50th independence anniversary. Stop forest crime in DRC .

Landgrabbing in Cameroon

Video | 26 February, 2013 at 11:40

Industrial scale palm oil production is coming to Africa and it’s bad news for the coastal rainforest of Cameroon.

Illegal Timber Protest France

Image | 8 January, 2014 at 18:32

Activists from Greenpeace France uncover a shipment of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the French port of Caen. They paint the message "Bois Illégal" on the logs and also seize a log as evidence. This timber is sold...

Forest on the banks of the Congo river system

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Forest on the banks of the Congo river system, Equatorial province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 3:00

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale pour la protection de l'environnement', an office which handles environmental affairs in the region. Officials have none of the necessary equipment to oversee the logging industry.

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic

Image | 22 October, 2006 at 3:00

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 21 million hectares of the nation's rainforest are now allocated to the logging industry.

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary

Image | 3 February, 2007 at 1:00

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in...

A log park in the Democratic Republic of

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 1:00

A log park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 21 million hectares of rainforest are currently allocated to the logging industry, an area nearly seven times the size of Belgium. Most of DRC's timber is exported to Europe, with France and Belgium...

Voix De La Foret

Video | 11 October, 2012 at 13:26

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 the world's...

Salonga National Park Aerial

Image | 23 September, 2005 at 3:00

Salonga National Park Aerial - Democratic Republic of the Congo. A river flows through the Salonga National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Congo River basin. It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. With...

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 21 October, 2006 at 3:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Democratic...

What a Carve Up!

Video | 10 April, 2007 at 16:49

Those spiffing chaps at the World Bank have a ripping wheeze to help the Democratic Republic of Congo out of poverty - cut down the vast rainforest and sell the timber for a colossal profit. Except it doesn't quite work like that...

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

February 18: Coal "huge" importance for Australia; India GE panel passes law

Blog entry by mwilson | 18 February, 2010

This is a trial series. Greenpeace activist at the Hazelwood coal-fired power station, Australia 2009 Photo © Greenpeace Australia's energy policy adds fuel to the fire Business Week (Bloomberg) reported yesterday ...

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