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Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication | 31 March, 2010 at 16:52

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

February 18: Coal "huge" importance for Australia; India GE panel passes law

Blog entry by mwilson | 18 February, 2010

This is a trial series. Greenpeace activist at the Hazelwood coal-fired power station, Australia 2009 Photo © Greenpeace Australia's energy policy adds fuel to the fire Business Week (Bloomberg) reported yesterday ...

Future perfect?

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 December, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace teams were out today around Copenhagen, lining various routes from the airport and through the city with a message for heads of state that politicians talk but leaders act. And we've followed them all the way to the...

Congo's forest protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Feature story | 4 December, 2009 at 1:00

As Barack Obama prepares to pick up a Peace Prize he's yet to earn, a truly deserving activist collects the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work to save the forests of the Congo.

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 1:00

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

Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 11:13

3,300 species of plants are unique to the Congo, which is also home to forest elephants, rare antelopes and gorillas. This - the second largest rainforest on Earth - provides livelihoods for tens of millions of people, and plays an increasing...

Quarterly - 2008.4

Background | 5 May, 2009 at 14:39

BREAKING NEWS: New nuclear reactor's waste is seven times more hazardous

Blog entry by Justin | 2 February, 2009 1 comment

Reactor construction at Olkiluoto 3 (© Greenpeace/Nick Cobbing) Following the French government’s announcement that it wants to build a second EPR reactor comes the news that the nuclear waste produced by this so-called state of...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 14:06

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

The World Bank and Congo deforestation

Feature story | 30 August, 2007 at 2:00

Back in April, at the World Bank's spring meeting, there was much talk about the plight of the Congo rainforest. We'd just published a big report detailing how in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) logging titles were being granted in breach...

Cultural Baggage

Blog entry by Richard | 12 April, 2007 4 comments

I was taught a lesson today that I suspect will live with me for a long time. To cut a long story short, I had written an article for the website about the Congo rainforest. A Belgian colleague asked me to change the wording in one...

Carving up the Congo

Photo essay | 12 April, 2007 at 15:28

Natalia Truchi visited the Congo river in March 2007. Greenpeace organised the expedition to give journalists and politicians a real insight into the destruction and injustice related to the logging industry in the Demoocratic Republic of the...

Congo Report

Background | 11 April, 2007 at 14:50

Carving up the Congo - Executive Summary

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Executive Sumary of 'Carving up the Congo'.

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

What a Carve Up!

Video | 10 April, 2007 at 16:49

Those spiffing chaps at the World Bank have a ripping wheeze to help the Democratic Republic of Congo out of poverty - cut down the vast rainforest and sell the timber for a colossal profit. Except it doesn't quite work like that...

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 11:35

The World Bank and donor countries play an important role in the rebuilding and economic development of DRC by providing much needed financial aid.

A child in the Village of Babogombe in Yoko

Image | 25 March, 2007 at 3:00

A child in the Village of Babogombe in Yoko National Reserve March. The village is very poor and depends heavily on forest.

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary

Image | 3 February, 2007 at 1:00

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in...

Children peer through panels of wood in a

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 2:00

Children peer through panels of wood in a Sodefor log park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A log park in the Democratic Republic of

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 1:00

A log park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 21 million hectares of rainforest are currently allocated to the logging industry, an area nearly seven times the size of Belgium. Most of DRC's timber is exported to Europe, with France and Belgium...

A child in a forest dependent community in

Image | 23 October, 2006 at 3:00

A child in a forest dependent community in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic

Image | 22 October, 2006 at 3:00

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 21 million hectares of the nation's rainforest are now allocated to the logging industry.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 21 October, 2006 at 3:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Democratic...

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 3:00

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale pour la protection de l'environnement', an office which handles environmental affairs in the region. Officials have none of the necessary equipment to oversee the logging industry.

Congo shows Europe how to protect forests, with laws.

Feature story | 3 November, 2005 at 1:00

For centuries fortune seekers have plundered the huge rainforest of the Congo basin in the heart of Africa, the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon. Ivory, diamonds and gold have been taken and shipped to the centres of old...

Salonga National Park Aerial

Image | 23 September, 2005 at 3:00

Salonga National Park Aerial - Democratic Republic of the Congo. A river flows through the Salonga National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Congo River basin. It is Africa's largest tropical rainforest reserve. With...

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

As a part of its global forest campaign, Greenpeace is increasing its activities in the Congo Basin, the 2nd largest rainforest area in the world. The logging (and related commercial poaching) of the remaining intact areas of these rainforests is...

Forest on the banks of the Congo river system

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 3:00

Forest on the banks of the Congo river system, Equatorial province, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Role of the African timber trade in the creation of conflict and poverty

Publication | 4 February, 2003 at 1:00

A call for action to stop the role of the timber trade in fuelling war economies. Tropical timber is a high value product which is easily exploitable and readily marketable. With relatively low investments, logging can quickly generate big...

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 2:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

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