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
As 2015 draws to a close, we look back on some of the Greenpeace campaign highlights of the past year.
This powerful animation, produced for Greenpeace Mediterranean to celebrate its 20th anniversary, is by Anima Istanbul, one of Turkey's leading studios. It is a timely reminder that only by working together can we protect this fragile Earth.
Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music:...
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