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Greenpeace Africa Executive Director calls for Peatland protection after visit to DR...

Press release | May 14, 2018 at 16:06

Kinshasa, 10 May 2018 - Good morning to you all and thank you all very much for taking the time to meet with me today. It is a pleasure to be in the DRC and I feel blessed to have spent time in the giant forest of the Congo Basin. I am in awe of...

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...

Statement on the announcement that the government of Democratic Republic of Congo...

Press release | November 14, 2017 at 9:48

Bonn, 12 November 2017: We are alarmed that, as it speaks at COP23 on behalf of the Coalition for Rainforest Nations on the importance of protecting its forests, the government of DRC has held a meeting in Kinshasa on 10 November to start a...

Congolese officials stop Greenpeace Africa awareness campaign about the importance of...

Press release | November 13, 2017 at 16:19

Pointe Noire, 10 November 2017. Greenpeace’s ship – the Esperanza was barred on Tuesday from berthing at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. For two days, the ship had anchored in Congolese waters. But port and government...

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 Africa opens pilot green space in Yaoundé

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 13:57

Yaoundé, 21 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa and local partners have today launched a pilot green space at the Baptist High School- Awai, to commemorate the World Forest Day. The need for urban green spaces is highlighted in the theme for this...

Why we’re sailing into the Congo Basin forest!

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | October 25, 2017

By Mike Fincken A muddy carpet of water rolls out hundreds of miles into the ocean from the second largest river in the world. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is touched by the Congo Basin long before land is sighted. We are not...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | October 13, 2017

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

The Congo Basin forests made us dance

Blog entry by Hermann Fondjo | November 7, 2017

My name is Hermann Fondjo and I am an environmentalist activist and a volunteer for Greenpeace Africa. As the journey of the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza takes it along the coast of the Congo Basin countries, an exceptional clip has...

We achieved a lot together during our forest ship tour

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | November 15, 2017

It must be said over and over, that the Congo Basin forest is the second largest rainforest in the world ! It is majestic and beautiful, it is a home and the doctor’s office to animals and humans alike. This forest harbours...

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