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 translates...

Photo | 15 February, 2007

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 translates to English as "Don't Plunder Africa's Forests." Greenpeace is calling on Chirac and leaders of other donor countries to stop promoting industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in this region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.

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