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Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 9:13

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...

Agribusiness companies destroying vital rainforest habitat of Chimpanzees and other...

Press release | 23 February, 2015 at 10:47

Johannesburg, 23 February 2015 - Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest habitat destroyed and threatened by the expansion of agribusiness projects in central Africa according to new evidence from Greenpeace Africa.

CITES failing to adequately protect endangered Afrormosia tree

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 20:30

Geneva, 11 July 2014 - International trade in Afrormosia wood should be suspended and a drastic improvement in enforcement is required if the species is not to remain at great risk of extinction in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) according...

How Cameroon’s stolen wood reaches international markets

Press release | 26 May, 2016 at 12:22

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 26 May 2016 - Logging company, La Socamba, must be included in a Cameroonian government audit of illegally-sourced timber destined for worldwide markets, according to a Greenpeace Africa investigation which has uncovered a...

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

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 10:07

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...

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | 18 November, 2015

When Greenpeace Africa and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive ambitions. Even...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

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...

African communities and forests continue to be threatened by irresponsible US company

Press release | 12 September, 2013 at 10:44

Johannesburg/Amsterdam, 12 September 2013 - Illegal land clearance, logging, bribery and intimidation are just some of the acts controversial US corporation Herakles Farms are accused of in the South West Region of Cameroon, as they continue to...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 10:37

Amsterdam, 8 August 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Africa's primates under threat from palm oil expansion

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 16 December, 2013

Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year. In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease...

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