The Congo Basin is home to the second largest rain-forested area on earth. Its importance to the global environment should not be underestimated.Protecting these intact forest landscapes is vital is vital to prevent dangerous climate change worldwide, since they are huge carbon sinks and are important for the regional and local climate as well. The total carbon stock of the DR Congo – by far the largest country in the Congo Basin - is about 27 billion tonnes alone.
The Congo rainforest. Taken on a flight from Kinshasa to Bumba.
© Thomas Einberger / Argum / Greenpeace
A look back at some of the Greenpeace campaign successes from the past twelve months.
Greenpeace volunteers prepare to distribute rice seeds for planting, to farmers whose fields where totally destroyed by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). A group of farmers from the islands of Cebu, Bohol and Negros – strong movers of sustainable and...
The breathing roots of mangroves are covered by a sheet of black oil on the banks of the Sela River in Sundarbans, Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, after an oil-tanker carrying 350,000 litres of furnace oil sank in the river after it had...
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