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African Rainforests

Page | January 27, 2010 at 20:12

The vast forest of the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest on earth and the lungs of Africa. Its incredibly rich and diverse ecosystem provides food, fresh water, shelter and medicine for tens of millions of people, and is home...

Licence to Launder

Publication | May 27, 2014 at 5:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production. This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it could also just...

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...

Trees can be endangered too and this one is in trouble

Blog by Danielle Van Oijen | July 16, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on...

The Fight Against Illegal Logging In The DRC

Image gallery | March 3, 2014

Rainforest Destruction in Africa

Feature story | April 10, 2007 at 18:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

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.

Negotiations between Greenpeace and AbitibiBowater come to an end

Feature story | September 8, 2008 at 18:00

After more than ten months of discussions, including several months of mediated dialog, Greenpeace's talks with logging giant AbitibiBowater have ended. The company is unwilling to work at protecting intact Boreal Forest and continues to log in...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 9:59

We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

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