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The African Elephant Factsheet

Image | 15 October, 2004 at 3:00

The African Elephant Factsheet

Africa's rainforest depend on cutting out corruption

Press release | 5 February, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace doubts that the well-intentioned pledges to protect the Congo Basin's forests made by African heads of state and French President Jacques Chirac at the Brazzaville 'forest Summit' today will be followed by actions (1).

US aims to jeopardise legal action on illegal logging

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

The United States was exposed yesterday as planning to jeopardise multi-lateral action to stop the trade in products from illegally logged timber , less than 48 hours prior to the first ever joint meeting of G8 Environment and Development...

New international law for ancient forest protection

Press release | 16 May, 2005 at 2:00

Forest ministers from around the world will gather today to discuss the future of the forests at the start of the Fifth Conference of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) at the UN's headquarters in New York. Greenpeace is calling on...

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

As a part of its global forest campaign, Greenpeace is increasing its activities in the Congo Basin, the 2nd largest rainforest area in the world. The logging (and related commercial poaching) of the remaining intact areas of these rainforests is...

Action on illegal logging Italy

Press release | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Today 30 Greenpeace activists boarded a ship carrying rainforest timber at the Italian port of Livorno. Eight activists, dressed as gorillas, climbed two of the ship’s cranes to prevent its cargo from being unloaded.

SIM - Illegal logging in Cameroon's rainforest

Publication | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Cameroon’s Forest of the Great Apes: The lowland rainforest of Cameroon forms part of Africa’s stunning Forest of the Great Apes. This forest supports thousands of species of plants and animals and is one of the world’s last remaining strongholds...

An Italian activist in a gorilla suit takes

Image | 12 October, 2005 at 17:00

An Italian activist in a gorilla suit takes action against a shipment of wood from the Congo into Italy. Illegal logging is rife in the Congo, and is accelerating the alarming decline in gorillas, now threatened with extinction in the wild.

Criminal rainforest timber trade

Press release | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

A criminal trail of illegally logged timber from the world's last rainforests, which is 'laundered' in China before arriving in Europe, the USA and other consumer countries, has been uncovered by a major Greenpeace investigation. (1)

No new logging

Press release | 28 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed a decree (1) by President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reform the Congolese logging sector this week.

Greenpeace activists dump three tonnes of

Image | 15 December, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists dump three tonnes of tropical timber in front of the Agricultural Ministry building in Paris to protest against the flood of illegal timber from the world's last rainforests into France and Europe. Volunteers dressed as...

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 0:30

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungryfamilies – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour ofHollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for manycommunities that can least afford to be robbed.

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

Statement regarding CIB - FSC certification

Publication | 29 May, 2006 at 13:33

A big step forward but unresolved sawmill and governance issues threaten credibility of FSC certificate.

Greenpeace welcomes conviction of notorious 'conflict timber' trader

Press release | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the conviction of the notorious Dutch timber baron Guus van Kouwenhoven, who was found guilty of being in breach of a United Nations arms embargo on Liberia and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Notorious 'blood-timber' trader found guilty

Feature story | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

In a verdict that will have far reaching implications for the international timber trade, a judge in The Hague has found a former timber trader and arms dealer guilty of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia and sentenced him to a maximum of 8...

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found

Image | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found guilty of arms smuggling in war-torn Liberia.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 20 October, 2006 at 2:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in this region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.

Trading Away Our Oceans

Feature story | 22 January, 2007 at 1:00

Last Friday, we released our report Trading Away Our Oceans. At 74 pages, the report turned out to be weighty. But its message is simple: trade liberalization is bad for fish and for communities dependent on fish.

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