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Opportunity Knocks

Publication | 2015-11-24 at 10:00

The second-largest tropical rain-forested area in the world after the Amazon, the Congo Basin Forest, is under increasing threat of deforestation and forest degradation. One of the key drivers is commercial logging. This vast area supports more...

China’s chance to influence the fight against illegal timber trade

Blog entry by Wenjin Pan | 2015-11-25

“With great power comes great responsibility” is a saying that has some links to Voltaire but whose origins are more associated with the Spiderman comics. It has continuing relevance today when it comes to protecting the world’s...

Endangered species pay the price of palm oil's expansion

Blog entry by Ntumwel Bonito Chia and Denis Kupsch | 2014-10-15 1 comment

There have been a   number of reports in recent months   shedding light on the   serious threat industrial agribusiness plantations   can pose to the habitat of large mammals.   Be this the gorilla, the chimpanzee,   the forest...

This World Forests Day, we’re celebrating the Congo Basin Rainforest- and how China...

Blog entry by Shuxuan Chen | 2016-03-21

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of forests to our lives and particularly the Congo Basin Rainforest. The world’s second largest rainforest spreads across six African countries and is home to over 10,000 species of plants,...

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