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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...

Herakles Farms

Topic | 14 February, 2013 at 14:51

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil, and increasingly one of the most popular. As global demand continues to grow so has the vigorous search for land for new plantations by investors and industry.

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 16 July, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

McKinsey's Black Box

Publication | 7 December, 2011 at 17:29

A one page comic illustration of our report, "Bad Influence – how McKinsey-inspired plans lead to rainforest destruction".

Intact Forest Landscapes: Why it is crucial to protect them from industrial exploitation

Publication | 23 November, 2011 at 14:48

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...

Stolen future: Conflicts and logging in Congo's rainforests - the case of Danzer

Publication | 7 November, 2011 at 11:33

The logging sector in the DRC continues to make shocking headlines with its use of violence and human rights abuses to quell villagers who simply demanded that they receive what is rightfully theirs. Danzer has again been involved in a...

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | 26 May, 2015 3 comments

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently – perhaps even overly – used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

Threats

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

In the DRC, rainforest covers 86 million hectares (about 40 percent of the country). Around 70 percent, or 60 million hectares, of the rainforest is threatened by logging.

Licence to Launder

Publication | 27 May, 2014 at 13:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

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...

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