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Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

The palm oil project being developed by the US-owned company Herakles Farms in Cameroon demonstrates the threat posed by badly managed expansion of oil palm plantations.

Herakles Exposed

Publication | May 22, 2013 at 11:00

This report exposes the significant discrepancies between how the company has represented the project to the public and what it is telling prospective investors and creditors. It also exposes internal communications that contradict the...

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | September 5, 2012 at 1:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Greenpeace Uncovers Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | February 22, 2007 at 18:00

The second largest rainforest in the world sits in the Congo basin of Africa. About half of this forest, still largely intact, lies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In this country alone, but today, more than 51 million acres of...

Caught Up in the Battle Against Congo’s Irresponsible Loggers

Blog by Amy Moas | November 13, 2014

“It’s too far away”, “there’s nothing to see or do there”, “it’s too hard to get to…” The reasons people find to avoid the long journey to some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s many remote forested areas are numerous. Multinational logging...

Greenpeace opens an office in the DRC

Feature story | November 23, 2008 at 18:00

Greenpeace today marked the opening of its office in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by welcoming Congolese officials aboard its ship, the Arctic Sunrise, currently docked in Matadi, the country's principal port for timber exports.

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | November 13, 2008 at 18:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | February 25, 2006 at 18:00

From the islands of the South Pacific, to the coastal communities of West Africa, the pirate fishermen, who then claim their profits in European and Asian ports, are netting millions of dollars in much needed income. The United Nations estimates...

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

Blog by Guest Post | October 15, 2014

Crossposted from Grist by Amelia Urry Perhaps you have heard about Ebola, otherwise known as The Most Terrifying Disease Of Our Modern Times (Sorry, MERs; panic is a fickle friend). But you might not have heard that Ebola’s origin story also...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | June 11, 2009 at 12:19

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

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