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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

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 2:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

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...

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.

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...

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...

Congo shows Europe how to protect forests, with laws.

Feature story | 3 November, 2005 at 1:00

For centuries fortune seekers have plundered the huge rainforest of the Congo basin in the heart of Africa, the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon. Ivory, diamonds and gold have been taken and shipped to the centres of old...

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.

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...

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 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

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...

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 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...

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...

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.

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...

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

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

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...

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

Back in April, at the World Bank's spring meeting, there was much talk about the plight of the Congo rainforest. We'd just published a big report detailing how in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) logging titles were being granted in breach...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 14:06

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

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...

Quarterly - 2008.4

Background | 5 May, 2009 at 14:39

Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 11:13

3,300 species of plants are unique to the Congo, which is also home to forest elephants, rare antelopes and gorillas. This - the second largest rainforest on Earth - provides livelihoods for tens of millions of people, and plays an increasing...

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

On 3d December 2009, just a few days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Greenpeace, Global Witness and the Rainforest Fundation delivered an open letter to the World Bank criticising its role in the forest sector in the Democratic Republic...

Congo's forest protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Feature story | 4 December, 2009 at 1:00

As Barack Obama prepares to pick up a Peace Prize he's yet to earn, a truly deserving activist collects the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work to save the forests of the Congo.

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...

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 ...

Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication | 31 March, 2010 at 16:52

Impunity still prevails in logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Murder of human rights activist in the DRC

Press release | 8 June, 2010 at 15:30

Greenpeace unreservedly condemns the murder of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Executive Director of the Congolese human rights organisation, La Voix des Sans Voix (VSV), who was found dead in his car in Kinshasa on Wednesday June 2, 2010. We extend...

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 .

Holding the Line with FSC

Publication | 11 March, 2011 at 12:09

Key findings from a re-evaluation of performance, progress and weaknesses, with recommended changes that are essential to FSC credibility.

The case for a moratorium on FSC certification in the Congo Basin

Publication | 29 March, 2011 at 14:08

Greenpeace is calling for a moratorium on new certification in the Congo Basin.

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...

Summary of May 2011 Human Rights Abuses in Equateur province, Democratic Rep

Publication | 15 July, 2011 at 18:45

Human rights abuses against Bosanga community members following village protests against SIFORCO logging company in Equateur province, Democratic Republic of Congo

“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...

Stolen future: Conflicts and logging in Congo's rainforests - the case of Danzer

Publication | 7 November, 2011 at 11:33

The logging sector in the DRC continues to make shocking headlines with its use of violence and human rights abuses to quell villagers who simply demanded that they receive what is rightfully theirs. Danzer has again been involved in a...

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Publication | 23 November, 2011 at 14:48

Following the release of a new report compiling the latest science about large intact forests landscapes (IFLs), their critical importance for people, biodiversity and climate, and the consequences of fragmenting them (in particular via logging...

McKinsey's Black Box

Publication | 7 December, 2011 at 17:29

A one page comic illustration of our report, "Bad Influence – how McKinsey-inspired plans lead to rainforest destruction".

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 ...

Forest Certification Scheme Ignores Human Rights Violations in the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen, Forest Campaigner | 27 March, 2012 4 comments

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) industrial logging is still totally out of control. Ongoing social conflicts, including extreme violence, rape and human rights abuse prompted Greenpeace International to file a complaint in...

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 Farms and how a US agri-corporation sparked anger in Africa

Blog entry by Filip Verbelen | 6 July, 2012 3 comments

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil and a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is booming and agri-corporations are grabbing large swathes of land to expand palm oil production in a new frontier: Africa. One of...

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