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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...

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...

Greenpeace welcomes FSC decision to disassociate from timber company Danzer after DRC...

Press release | 21 May, 2013 at 10:48

Amsterdam, May 21, 2013 – Greenpeace International welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate itself from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 10:37

Amsterdam, 8 August 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

African communities and forests continue to be threatened by irresponsible US company

Press release | 12 September, 2013 at 10:44

Johannesburg/Amsterdam, 12 September 2013 - Illegal land clearance, logging, bribery and intimidation are just some of the acts controversial US corporation Herakles Farms are accused of in the South West Region of Cameroon, as they continue to...

Greenpeace finds illegal DRC wood at Danzer Group Czech facility

Press release | 1 July, 2013 at 13:44

Amsterdam, July 1, 2013 – Greenpeace has found an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo at a veneer-processing factory in the Czech Republic run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

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...

Illegal destruction of virgin forests set to continue unless Europe's timber law is...

Press release | 3 March, 2014 at 10:55

Amsterdam, 3 March 2014 - National laws will continue to be broken, forested areas illegally destroyed and communities will go on suffering in the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond if the European Union's Timber Regulation (EUTR) is...

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...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 12 September, 2013 7 comments

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

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