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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Background | 26 June, 2013 at 11:00

Ecological and socially responsible forest management can, and is, being practiced worldwide. This kind of forest management seeks to ensure that the forest ecosystem is not damaged, that only low volumes of trees that can be sustained by the...

Congo's forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 10:07

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 11:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 16:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

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...

Logging in the Amazon

Background | 21 November, 2005 at 14:27

Illegal and predatory logging plays a central role in the destruction of the Amazon. It is now generally accepted that illegal logging is the norm, rather than the exception in the Brazilian Amazon. Between 60 and 80 percent of all logging in the...

'Organised chaos' in DRC logging sector threatens to cut off access to European market

Press release | 4 March, 2013 at 10:22

Amsterdam, March 4, 2013 – The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest...

Greenpeace and Quercus block Amazon timber shipment from illegal loggers

Press release | 22 March, 2005 at 0:00

Today activists from the environmental groups Greenpeace and Quercus blocked the timber carrier Skyman as it attempted to enter the port of Leixoes to prevent it from unloading timber from companies known to be involved in illegal and destructive...

How loggers are destroying the Amazon — and getting away with it

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 9 June, 2015

The Amazon rainforest is the largest on earth. Its biodiversity is unparalleled, it is crucial to the stability of the global climate, and it is home to many indigenous peoples. But for its immense size and importance, the Amazon is...

Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | 23 January, 2015 2 comments

The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to...

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