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Forests

Hub | December 11, 2009 at 16:20

The vast forest of the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest on earth and the lungs of Africa.

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Hub | November 12, 2008 at 14:07

Greenpeace Africa expresses shock over Wijma activities in Cameroon.

Press release | August 6, 2018 at 8:38

In response to news that controversial Dutch wood processing and trading company Wijma and her subsidiary CAFECO are ceasing timber operations in South West Region of Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa’s Forest Campaigner, Eric Ini said:

Commission slams weak implementation of EU law against illegal logging

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 16:51

Brussels, 18 February 2016 – In a review of legislation to combat illegal logging, the European Commission has said EU countries must significantly step up efforts to keep illegal timber off the EU market [1].

Greenpeace Africa reacts to verdict on DR Congo torture case in Yalisika

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 14:16

Kinshasa, 16 December 2015 - Five policemen and soldiers have finally been convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011, but many involved...

Cameroonian environmental activist pursued in the courts as palm oil company...

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 9:00

Yaoundé November 17 2015 - An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender continues to be pursued in the courts in Cameroon for no crime other than defending his own community’s land rights. Meanwhile the very company he is...

United action needed to stem illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 10:39

Durban, 9 September 2015 –Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa. During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban,...

Democratic Republic of Congo government must halt plans to open up the world’s second...

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 10:35

Over 50 environmental, conservation and human rights organisations are calling on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following announcements by the...

Georgia Court Agrees with Greenpeace, Transfers Logging Company’s RICO Case to...

Press release | May 17, 2017 at 14:20

Today, the United States Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a ruling transferring the Resolute v Greenpeace lawsuit to the Northern District of California, as Resolute failed to demonstrate that the case should be heard in Georgia.

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...

Trading in Chaos

Publication | May 26, 2015 at 11:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to the large majority of the world's second-largest rainforested area, an area that plays a vital role in maintaining the global climate. But corruption and a lack of political will are among the...

Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | November 14, 2014 at 13:55

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Scientists confirm presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Press release | November 3, 2017 at 15:10

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 30, 2017 - Scientist have confirmed the presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an expedition in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - the capital of the province of...

Greenpeace Exposes Logging Company’s Attack on Free Speech in New Report

Press release | May 16, 2017 at 13:32

Washington, DC, 16 May 2017 -- Greenpeace has published a new report, “Clearcutting Free Speech: How Resolute Forest Products is going to extremes to silence critics of its controversial logging practices”, presenting the implications of logging...

Herakles Farms’ Illegal Timber: A Plot against Cameroon’s Forests and the Voluntary...

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 13:55

Yaoundé, May 27th, 2014

DR Congo’s logging companies and international timber traders continue to profit from...

Press release | May 26, 2015 at 13:00

Kinshasa, May 26 - Logging violations, disenfranchised local communities, the cutting of endangered tree species without valid authorisation, destruction of threatened Bonobo habitat and worldwide export of suspect timber. These are just some...

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 23, 2015 at 11:00

Johannesburg, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in...

Greenpeace Africa instils forest values to youths during the 5th World Forest Day...

Press release | March 21, 2017 at 8:35

Yaoundé, 21st March 2017. Greenpeace Africa has today organised activities with youths to commemorate World forest day. This year’s festivities celebrated under the theme“Forest & Energy” underscores the importance of the forest with regards to...

Greenpeace asks for investigation of the Modern Express’ cargo

Press release | February 5, 2016 at 16:38

Johannesburg, 05 February. The troubled car carrier Modern Express that was recently successfully towed away from the French coast, has safely entered the port of Bilbao, Spain. It was on its way to Le Havre, France. The ship is carrying a...

Lowest Deforestation Rate in Brazil Should Inspire Decisions on REDD

Feature story | December 2, 2010 at 10:02

With announcements that deforestation in the Amazon has dropped to a record low, Greenpeace says that now is the time for countries gathered at the UN climate talks to approve a strong REDD deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by helping to...

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