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Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty

Image | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty Arch wing of the Cabinet Office in London. Greenpeace were protesting the use of illegally logged rainforest timber in the building's refurbishment.

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Greenpeace activists protest outside the

Image | 15 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists protest outside the opening of the France Afrique Summit in Cannes, a conference of heads of state of France and Africa. The activists climbed a crane and hung a banner reading "Non-pillage des Forêts Africaines," which...

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

Witnessing the Plunder 2006

Publication | 8 March, 2007 at 13:41

Pirate fishing fleets operate in contravention of conservation and management rules, labour and tax laws. Crew employed on board of these pirate vessels often live in near-slavery conditions.This report focuses on exposing the high levels of...

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 11:35

The World Bank and donor countries play an important role in the rebuilding and economic development of DRC by providing much needed financial aid.

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...

Greenpeace exposes that logging in the Congo rainforest is out of control

Press release | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

A damning new report launched by Greenpeace today exposes that international logging companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are causing social chaos and wreaking environmental havoc. 'Carving up the Congo' (1) uncovers...

Carving up the Congo - Executive Summary

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Executive Sumary of 'Carving up the Congo'.

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

Carving Up The Congo - Part 3

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 3

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

Congo Report

Background | 11 April, 2007 at 14:50

Greenpeace activist displays a banner at

Image | 11 April, 2007 at 17:50

Greenpeace activist displays a banner at the European HQ of the World Bank in Paris.40 million people depend on the DRC's rainforest. Few benefit from logging. The World Bank admits that in the last three years, none of the forest area taxes paid...

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...

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 4 December, 2007 at 14:26

Forests are vital in regulating the climate -locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

Greenpeace urges European and African leaders to act against deforestation and...

Press release | 7 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace International today urged political leaders from Europe and Africa, attending a joint summit in Lisbon, to play an active role in ending tropical deforestation which accounts for roughly one-fifth of global greenhouse emissions.

Africa’s Forests - Vital for our Climate

Publication | 14 March, 2008 at 13:12

Forests are vital in regulating the climate - locally, regionally and globally. Africa's intact rainforests act as a regulator of rainfall for the region. Moreover they act as a brake on further acceleration of climate change by serving as a vast...

Poor countries neglected in financial bail-outs

Feature story | 17 October, 2008 at 2:00

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

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