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DRC Forest Minister seeking to allocate an area the size of Belgium for industrial...

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 10:23

Kinshasa, 16 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa and Congolese non-governmental organisations have learned that a month after reinstating 650,000 ha of logging concessions deemed illegal and cancelled in 2016, DRC’s Environment Minister sought...

Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 15:41

Impunity still prevails in logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 12:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

DRC donors release 40million dollars after illegal award of 4000km2 of forest

Publication | February 7, 2017 at 13:27

Only a month after he was forced to cancel three logging concession contracts that his predecessor signed last year in violation of a 2002 freeze on new allocations, DRC’s ex-Environment Minister Robert Bopolo Mbongeza awarded a new permit to an...

Forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo: Where's the Reform?

Feature story | July 30, 2009 at 8:19

In an open letter delivered to the DRC's Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism last Sunday, Greenpeace denounces the serious lack of transparency in implementation of forestry sector reform and requests urgent clarifications...

'Inception' Star Marion Cotillard's other new film

Feature story | July 16, 2010 at 14:45

Oscar-winning French actress, Marion Cotillard, has long been a supporter of the environment - and of Greenpeace. Last month, she travelled with us to the heart of the Congo rainforests to bear witness to the plundering of this ancient forest.

Conning the Congo

Publication | January 14, 2010 at 16:33

This new investigative report exposes another hidden aspect of export-driven resource extraction in the DRC and the neighbouring Republic of the Congo. Internal company documents obtained by Greenpeace International show how the German owned,...

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 13:48

On 3rd December 2009, just a few days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Greenpeace, Global Witness and the Rainforest Foundation delivered an open letter to the World Bank criticising its role in the forest sector in the Democratic...

Carving up the Congo

Publication | January 15, 2010 at 15:52

Climate change caused by atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases is the greatest threat the world faces today. Global emissions from tropical deforestation alone contribute up to 25 percent of total annual human-induced CO2 emissions to the...

Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 15:41

Impunity still prevails in logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | May 26, 2015

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently - perhaps even overly - used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

Blog entry by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu | May 15, 2017

As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape...

Logging Sector Briefing for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Publication | June 25, 2010 at 13:31

In 2002, under pressure from the World Bank, the DRC government had introduced a new Forest Law and issued a moratorium suspending the allocation of new logging titles. However, as the World Bank pointed out as early as 2003, the moratorium and...

The Future of Forest Resources in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province

Feature story | June 1, 2010 at 9:20

Kinshasa, 10 May 2010 – On 26-28 April 2010, Greenpeace held a Forum in Oshwe (Bandundu Province) on “The Future of Forest in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province”, bringing together key civil society groups and forest communities.

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 10:58

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.

McKinsey Advice on Rainforest Schemes Fundamentally Flawed

Feature story | April 14, 2011 at 11:34

A new Greenpeace report Bad Influence has revealed how advice given to national governments by global consultancy firm McKinsey could lead to an increase in destructive logging practices in the DRC and other forested countries.

SIFORCO Involved in Violence and Human Rights Violations

Feature story | June 16, 2011 at 10:24

Greenpeace denounces the major human rights violations that have taken place in connection with SIFORCO logging operations near Bumba in the DRC.

Deforestation and Violence in Congo's Rainforests

Feature story | August 1, 2011 at 11:36

Rene Ngongo, Greenpeace International Senior Campaigner, speaks about his experiences of violence and intimidation in the forests of the Congo.

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