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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,...

We did it! Victory for China's Giant Pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2016-01-12

2016 has kicked off with great news for Pandas! Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic Giant Pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. ...

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...

Greenpeace: China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | 2015-11-24 at 10:02

Beijing, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in the...

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...

Illegal Logging is threatening China’s Giant Pandas

Blog entry by Wu Hao | 2015-10-22

This is the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries. Home to 30% of China’s endangered and iconic giant pandas, it’s the largest giant panda habitat in the world. The area was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006 for its vital...

Deforestation in UNESCO Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Publication | 2015-10-21 at 11:45

Since 2013 Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) has employed remote sensing interpretation, spatial analysis and field surveys to assess and analyse concerns about the natural forest habitat of giant pandas in Ya’an city prefecture, part of the Sichuan...

Greenpeace – 3200 acres of forest illegally felled in Sichuan World Heritage Site

Press release | 2015-10-21 at 10:52

Beijing, October 21 2015 – A Greenpeace East Asia investigation has discovered that nearly 3200 acres of natural forest, equivalent to 1814 football (soccer) pitches, in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries have been illegally felled. Illegal...

The Beautiful Beast: World Elephant Day

Blog entry by Pan Wenjing | 2015-08-12

Young Asian Elephants in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province ©Beijing Normal University In the last few weeks the world has been awakened to the plight of endangered animals and the mostly unnecessary and avoidable dangers they face. The...

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...

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