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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...

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | 18 November, 2015

When Greenpeace Africa and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive ambitions. Even...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

Cocoa, community and the forest

Feature story | 14 October, 2015 at 12:30

How can the increasing demand for cocoa help protect forests and improve the lives of farming communities around the world?

Agribusiness companies destroying vital rainforest habitat of Chimpanzees and other...

Press release | 23 February, 2015 at 11:47

Johannesburg, 23 February 2015 - Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest habitat destroyed and threatened by the expansion of agribusiness projects in central Africa according to new evidence from Greenpeace Africa.

Africa's primates under threat from palm oil expansion

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 16 December, 2013

Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year. In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease...

Congo's forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 11:07

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | 20 March, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders met in Brussels this week to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

CITES failing to adequately protect endangered Afrormosia tree

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 22:30

Geneva, 11 July 2014 - International trade in Afrormosia wood should be suspended and a drastic improvement in enforcement is required if the species is not to remain at great risk of extinction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) according...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 12 September, 2013

Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and...

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