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Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 1:00

Joseph Melloh uncovering the bushmeat trade in Central Africa

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 0:00

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.

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

Publication | 4 February, 2003 at 0:00

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...

Forest on the banks of the Congo river system

Image | 1 April, 2004 at 1:00

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

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 0:00

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...

Salonga National Park Aerial

Image | 23 September, 2005 at 1:00

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...

Congo shows Europe how to protect forests, with laws.

Feature story | 3 November, 2005 at 0:00

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...

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 1:00

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.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 21 October, 2006 at 1:00

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...

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