Why this matters

The problem

In recent years, the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin Forest, the world's second largest tropical rainforest, has increased at an alarming rate. The inadequate control over the forest sector and increased demands from international markets have created the perfect scenario for agribusiness and industrial logging to expand and exhaust forest resources.

The millions of people and the animals who depend on the Congo Basin Forest should be able to live harmoniously with the forest. And our only home, Earth needs the forest to flourish in order to reduce the effects of climate change today and in the future.

The Congo Basin Forest is one of the most important places in the world to help reduce the effects of climate change. A recently discovered peatland - a special ecosystem that helps keep our entire planet cool - is why this forest should matter to all of us.

We want a movement that stops the illegal logging and forest exploitation in the green heart of Africa.

What you can do

More than ever, the world needs to realise the importance of protecting the Congo Basin Forest.
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Make a pledge

We need every voice to keep the forest untouched. Take the pledge to stop illegal logging and deforestation in the green heart of Africa.

1 Make a pledge

We need every voice to keep the forest untouched. Take the pledge to stop illegal logging and deforestation in the green heart of Africa.

Make a pledge
Child with Leaf during Open Boat on the Esperanza in Douala, Cameroon. © Pierre Gleizes / Greenpeace