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Carving up the Congo - Greenpeace report
Greenpeace just published a new report critical of the logging industry in DRC. According to the report, the logging sector is rife with corruption and impunity. International logging companies claim they help to alleviate poverty, but in reality their intervention results in environmental and social disasters. The area taxes paid by the companies never reach the local communities. The schools and hospitals they promise to build rarely materialize. Meanwhile, the rainforest and its rich biodiversity continue to diminish. Trying to influence the next meeting of the World Bank board, Greenpeace advocates for a cancellation of the logging titles and a new forest management plan that includes participation of local communities.
Posted By Anne-Sophie Samjee at 1:28pm on April 12, 2007
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