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Huge win for China’s green peafowl!

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2017-08-02

Amazing news for one of China’s rarest birds! There are fewer than 500 green peafowls left in the wild in China. On Monday, we got news that all three of our demands for the protection of China’s endangered green peafowl...

This World Forests Day, we’re celebrating the Congo Basin Rainforest- and how China...

Blog entry by Shuxuan Chen | 2016-03-21

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of forests to our lives and particularly the Congo Basin Rainforest. The world’s second largest rainforest spreads across six African countries and is home to over 10,000 species of plants,...

China’s chance to influence the fight against illegal timber trade

Blog entry by Wenjin Pan | 2015-11-25

“With great power comes great responsibility” is a saying that has some links to Voltaire but whose origins are more associated with the Spiderman comics. It has continuing relevance today when it comes to protecting the world’s...

Opportunity Knocks

Publication | 2015-11-24 at 10:00

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more...

Trading in Chaos: the impact at home and abroad of illegal logging in DRC

Publication | 2015-05-29 at 13:58

The forests of the Congo Basin comprise the second-largest rainforest area in the world and play a key role in regulating the earth’s climate, as well as providing a home and livelihood to millions of people and rare and endangered wildlife. The...

Endangered species pay the price of palm oil's expansion

Blog entry by Ntumwel Bonito Chia and Denis Kupsch | 2014-10-15 1 comment

There have been a   number of reports in recent months   shedding light on the   serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations   can pose to the habitat of large mammals.   Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee,   the forest...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 2014-08-05

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Orphaned baby orangutans at the Orangutan Foundation International Care Center

Image | 2014-03-10 at 3:30

A group of baby orangutans at the Orangutan Foundation International Care Center in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan. Expansion of oil palm plantations is destroying their forest habitat.

Marion Cotillard joins the movement to protect paradise

Image | 2014-03-03 at 2:30

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard joins the movement to protect paradise! Will you?

Save the forests, save the tigers

Image | 2014-02-24 at 3:30

A semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae) is seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre, which is part of the South Bukit Barisan National Park.

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