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Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Feature story | November 25, 2011 at 12:03

Following the release of a new report compiling the latest science about large intact forests landscapes (IFLs), their critical importance for people, biodiversity and climate, and the consequences of fragmenting them (in particular via logging...

Coming Soon: Sun-Powered Forest Radio

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Augustine Kasambule | March 15, 2012

Oshwe is a forest community of around 22 000 people living deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Ringed by thick foliage and rivers, it can only be reached by plane from Kinshasa. There is no electricity in Oshwe, and no...

The oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Africa, the Virunga National Park is under...

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | March 20, 2012

The Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated along the border of DRC and Uganda. The Park is a haven for over 218 mammal and 706 bird species, a beautifully lush environment where biodiversity...

Danzer sells its logging operations in the DRC — will its successor do any better?

Blog entry by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies | March 22, 2012

After months of rumours, it’s official: Danzer has sold its industrial logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Effective February 23 rd , its subsidiary Siforco (which holds logging rights to around 2,1...

Forest Certification Scheme Ignores Human Rights Violations in the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen, Forest Campaigner | March 27, 2012

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) industrial logging is still totally out of control. Ongoing social conflicts, including extreme violence, rape and human rights abuse prompted Greenpeace International to file a complaint in...

Save the Virunga National Park from oil exploration

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | April 13, 2012

Greenpeace adds its voice to that of Congolese civil society and the local communities of Lubero and Rutshuru and calls on the Congolese Government and oil companies to respect the law and international conventions in force in the...

Stop the devastation of the DRC forests

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | May 15, 2012

A visit to an ‘artisanal’ logging operation.   We are at the gate of an artisanal logging operation where military guards are in charge of the security. “Stop! Where do you come from and who are you?” The armed military    asks.

Bypassing the moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in...

Publication | June 5, 2012 at 10:10

Greenpeace urges the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to cancel the artisanal permits that are being used for industrial logging operations, an illegal practice that clearly circumvents the moratorium on new industrial logging...

22 000 Sign Petition to Save Congo Forest

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | June 5, 2012

The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for...

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