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World Bank Group finances company involved in the illegal destruction of the Congo...

Press release | 29 August, 2007 at 2:00

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) is financing a Singapore-based trading group - OLAM International Ltd - which has been involved in trading illegal timber in one of the world's last major rainforests in remote areas of the...

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...

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...

European Logging Company Exposed for Tax Scams in the Congo; says Greenpeace

Press release | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

A new Greenpeace International investigative report, "Conning the Congo", launched today, reveals tax evasion by one of the main logging companies operating in the region, exposing how industrial logging is not only a key force in climate...

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 exposes blood timber planned for use in Rome's Metro

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists in Italy chained themselves to a shipment of illegally logged azobé ‘blood timber’ in Italy’s Ravenna port, hanging banners reading “African Forest Crime” and “Forest Destruction = Climate Change.” We also took action outside...

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.

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 17:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

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...

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...

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