Stop Forest Crime in DRC

Publication - 31 March, 2010
Impunity still prevails in logging operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Greenpeace activists discover a consignment of illegally logged timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Belgium.

Executive summary: On 17 February 2010, ten Greenpeace activists revealed the presence of a consignment of illegally-logged timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. The Lebanese company Industrie de Transformation du Bois (ITB), responsible for logging in the Lake Tumba region of Equateur Province - a biodiversity-rich region - had its two logging titles for the province invalidated by the government’s recent ‘legal review’ of forest permits. Yet illegal logging continues.

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