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Chainsaw criminal CIBEC

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In 2001 and 2002, the Cameroon logging company CIBEC, controlled by Dutch businessman Jacco Ravenhorst, carried out a large scale illegal logging operation in the rainforest of south-west Cameroon. CIBEC´s logging operations caused economic...

Chainsaw criminal Reef

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

The Dutch logger and timber trader Reef has an excellent environmental reputation. But Reef´s own logging activities are not always as environmentally and socially responsible as Reef wants its customers to believe.

Chainsaw criminal Wijma

Publication | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

In its company literature, the Dutch logger and timber trader Wijma has made many claims about the environmental and social acceptability of its timber. However, Wijma not only buys from some of the most notorious logging companies in Africa, but...

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

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

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...

AGRA: helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska and Glen Tyler | 6 September, 2013 3 comments

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

Role of the African timber trade in the creation of conflict and poverty

Publication | 4 February, 2003 at 1:00

A call for action to stop the role of the timber trade in fuelling war economies. Tropical timber is a high value product which is easily exploitable and readily marketable. With relatively low investments, logging can quickly generate big...

Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 25 July, 2013 5 comments

The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth.  New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing.  However this message does not...

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