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Part of a tropical rainforest in the Congo basin is being illegally cleared for a giant palm oil plantation, threatening wildlife and local communities, Greenpeace says

Part of a tropical rainforest in the Congo basin is being illegally cleared for a giant palm oil plantation, Greenpeace says. This is threatening wildlife and local communities

A key biodiversity zone in the Congo basin is being illegally cleared for a giant palm oil plantation, Greenpeace claims. The company involved rejects the allegations. More @climate :

Africa is on the front line of the climate crisis. If elephants are going hungry because the Congo Basin rainforest is withering away, this has grave implications for us all. #StopIWT 

#Cameroon ’s forests, part of the Congo Forest Basin, have long been a significant source of revenue for the government. Industrial logging dates back to colonial times," writes Charly Facheux of @AWF_Official 

Ahead of #IndigenousPeoplesDay , visit the Peace Forest, in a remote part of the Congo Basin. It's the home of the bonobo and other endangered wildlife. Meet the #EquatorPrize  winners who are protecting them #ForNature . Watch 📹 from @equatorinit  & @oneearth . #IndigenousDay 

The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to a large part of the Congo Basin rainforest, a habitat for countless species—but illegal uncontrolled logging is a major threat to this critical ecosystem. For @NewsHour , grantees @monica_vv  & @Phil_Caller  report.

"Our forests are being emptied of animals by poachers, who hunt completely irresponsibly, without following the rules." Indigenous tribal hunters in the Congo Basin protect the wildlife from poaching. For @NewsHour , grantees @monica_vv  @Phil_Caller  report.

EVENT REMINDER: Experienced journalists will share insights on identifying & reporting on underreported stories about climate change & forests for audiences in & beyond the Congo Basin in tomorrow's #RainforestJournalismFund  webinar. Learn more & register:

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“The forest is being pillaged. No one respects the law.” If industrial logging of the Congo Basin continues to go unchecked, the consequences are irreversible. That’s why activists are speaking out. #ProtectOurForests 

5 times more fires in Africa’s forests than in #Amazon  NASA’s fire information website shows a shocking map indicating that there are more fires in Africa than in Brazil right now. The Congo Basin, Angola, and Democratic Republic of Congo are riddled with fires

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Among the regions at risk in the fires in Central Africa is the Congo Basin forest, the second-largest tropical rainforest after the Amazon, mostly in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo Basin Forest - contains 70% of Africa’s? forest cover - is home to 1 of every 5 species on our planet - & is the location of the world’s largest tropical peatlands, making it one of the most important carbon sinks globally. Protecting it is a #ClimateAction  Super Solution

A study into the Congo Basin found that conservation measures displaced whole villages leading to: ?Economic distress ?Violent conflict ?Human rights abuses ?Decline in endangered species, including elephants and chimps ?Increased poaching

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The Congo Basin is the beating heart of Africa's biodiversity, home to 1 of every 5 species on our planet & containing 70% of Africa's forest cover. -supported programme to address drivers of forest loss & degradation in the region. #IntlForestDay 

President Kagame has arrived in Congo Brazzaville where he is expected to deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the Heads of State and Government Summit on the operationalization of the Congo Basin Climate Commission and the Blue Fund for the Congo Basin.

The Congo Basin peatlands store roughly three years of the world’s fossil fuel emissions. Make sure they stay there

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The night lives of Congo Basin’s forest elephants:

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