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The Future Of The Forests in Poetry competition closes with great success

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Augustine Kasambule | November 18, 2011

Children of the village of Bamande work hard in the forest carrying heavy planks of wood. © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace The The Future of Forests in Poetry contest organized by Greenpeace Africa in Democratic...

Stolen Futures: Conflicts and Logging in Congo's Rainforests - the case of Danzer

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | November 8, 2011

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) violence associated with logging companies is not uncommon, but evidence and testimonies collected by Greenpeace show that the Yalisika community of Bosanga was punished with exceptional...

Illegal Logging in the DRC

Image gallery | November 13, 2014

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...

Save the Congolose Forests: Putting the Power in the Hands of the Youth

Blog entry by Monica Davies | September 29, 2011

With Congolose forests under constant threat from logging companies, Greenpeace Africa is launching an initiative to educate and mobilize the Congolese youth to preserve their precious trees. With this, we want to draw awareness...

Keeping the home fires burning (efficiently)

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | June 14, 2012

I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the...

Scrap Proposed Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park -- World Heritage Committee

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa, Forests Campaigner, Greenpeace Afric | July 5, 2012

Last week the World Heritage Committee (WHC) called upon governments and oil companies to stop the proposed oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the DRC , during its annual meeting in St. Petersburg. But given 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.

“We are people already sold” say voices from Congo rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace USA | October 6, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

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...

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