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Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 9:13

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

Topic | 14 February, 2013 at 13:51

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil, and increasingly one of the most popular. As global demand continues to grow so has the vigorous search for land for new plantations by investors and industry.

Stop the Greed!

Action | 27 May, 2014 at 11:30

Act Now: Let’s stop this shipment of illegal rainforest timber about to leave Cameroon!

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Licence to Launder

Publication | 27 May, 2014 at 11:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

CITES failing to adequately protect endangered Afrormosia tree

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 20:30

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...

Stolen future: Conflicts and logging in Congo's rainforests - the case of Danzer

Publication | 7 November, 2011 at 10:33

The logging sector in the DRC continues to make shocking headlines with its use of violence and human rights abuses to quell villagers who simply demanded that they receive what is rightfully theirs. Danzer has again been involved in a...

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Publication | 23 November, 2011 at 13:48

Following the release of a new report compiling the latest science about large intact forests landscapes (IFLs), their critical importance for people, biodiversity and climate, and the consequences of fragmenting them (in particular via logging...

Corruption and impunity rife in Cameroon's forestry sector

Press release | 20 August, 2014 at 11:00

Yaoundé, 20 August 2014 - Large quantities of wood extracted from forest "conversion" projects are reaching international markets illegally, in full knowledge of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry (MINFOF) and the European Union (EU), says...

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 9:35

The World Bank and donor countries play an important role in the rebuilding and economic development of DRC by providing much needed financial aid.

The Solution

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 16:30

Though not significant global producers, palm oil has a long and rich history in Africa and the lives and traditions of local communities on the continent. When done sustainably and within well-managed and diverse agroforestry systems, the...

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