Ecological Internet: Work to Save the Congo Rainforest

April 30th, 2007 12:50 pm by mad mags

UPDATE, 5/8/07:

Just thought I’d share Greenpeace’s reply to my letter re: their stance on “sustainable forest management” in the Congo Rainforest, detailed in the Ecological Internet alert below. If nothing else, it provides further opportunities to take action on this issue.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Greenpeace – greenpeace [at]
Date: May 8, 2007 9:37 AM
Subject: Congo Rainforest

Dear Forest Friend,

Thanks for your email about the Congo Rainforest mahjong dimensions kostenlosen. We agree with you about the need to protect the Congo forests from industrial logging and have been campaigning to make sure it happens as soon as possible.

The threats facing the world’s last ancient forests are huge, so it is important that we all combine our efforts to stop those responsible for forest destruction, the logging companies and the financial organisations that fund them word 2010 kostenlos downloaden ohne key.

Only a few of weeks ago we released a major report called ‘Carving up the Congo’ that showed the complete failure of industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in alleviating poverty and the terrible toll this type of logging has had on the regions forests and amazing wildlife.

We are campaigning around the world, including with local NGO’s in the DRC, to ensure alternatives to industrial logging are implemented in the Congo as a way of keeping the forest standing and alleviating poverty google earth 3d modelle herunterladen. For the past 10 years Greenpeace has also been actively supporting indigenous peoples’ rights and community use ‘solutions’ as alternatives to large-scale destructive logging.

Check out the video and photo story from our recent visit to the Congo forests.

We are campaigning for the World Bank (WB) which is the biggest financial donor to the DRC to use its considerable influence to ensure forest protection, not forest destruction herunterladen. We recently met with senior forest officials from the WB in Washington as well as the WB President Paul Wolfowitz to bring the concerns you and Greenpeace have for the Congo forests directly to the people who can make a direct and immediate impact.

We also have an email action you can do to add your voice to the thousands who have already emailed the World Bank calling on them to protect the Congo rainforest download and send the virus.

In other parts of the world we have also been working to stop industrial logging in the last intact forests. Last year we released the most comprehensive global map of the last intact forests ever produced. This map highlighted how much of the world’s original forest has been destroyed and how much we have left herunterladen. The maps are an invaluable resource that is being used around the world in the fight for intact forest protection.

See the intact forest maps

As our global intact forests map shows, we have precious little of the world’s original forest left and they shouldn’t be industrially logged or converted to plantations or agriculture.

We are also working with other environment organisations around the world to ensure that certification schemes like the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the most credible certification organisation around today, does not certify logging in large intact forest areas in the DRC youtube videos downloaden freemake.

Thanks again for emailing us and for being part of the growing number of people around the world fighting for the forests. By combining our efforts, we can stop industrial logging in the Congo’s intact ancient forests.

You received this email after you emailed Greenpeace about the Congo rainforest. If you don’t already receive the free Greenpeace ezine with things you can do to help protect ancient forests, defend the oceans and create a clean energy revolution, you can sign-up here youtube videos downloaden 2018.


UPDATE, 5/4/07, via Ecological Internet:

PRESS RELEASE: “Ecological Internet’s “End Ancient Forest Logging” Campaign Targets World Bank, WWF and Greenpeace for Their Role in Promoting Ancient Primary Rainforest Logging — Do WWF and Greenpeace members realize they are supporting industrial logging of the world’s last ancient rainforests? Until this changes, they should cancel their memberships.”


Via Ecological Internet / the Rainforest Portal:

Work to Save the Congo Rainforest — Intact, Healthy and Whole — for All Time

Africa’s Congo Basin contains the world’s second largest rainforest; a haven for vital global biodiversity and ecosystem services, and a safeguard against runaway global warming herunterladen. This locally, regionally and globally critical ecological system is being devastated by illegal logging. Sadly, many organizations trusted by their members and funders to protect ancient rainforests continue to emphasize “improved forest governance”, “sustainable forest management” and “forest certification” after decades of failure to reform industrial logging. […]

The ultimate aim of Ecological Internet’s “End Ancient Forest Logging” campaign is to get the World Bank, other donors and mainstream conservation bureaucracies completely out of the business of supporting industrial ancient forest logging — and in particular to stop supporting national forestry institutions and policy that perpetuates the industrial logging model böhmische blasmusik herunterladen. One might expect such reformist clap-trap in the face of decades of failed rainforest policy from the World Bank, that is intent upon ensuring access to natural resources for global economic growth; but sadly WWF and Greenpeace have also undoubtedly become part of the problem. Both Greenpeace and WWF continue to write great reports illustrating the problems, drawn upon for this alert, yet have uncritically, dangerously and wrongly embraced certified, sustainable commercial scaled logging as the solution to the world’s rainforest diminishment.

They are wrong, and today is the beginning of a movement to call them on it, and gain commitments to work for an end to industrial logging of ancient forests. WWF’s and Greenpeace’s embrace of FSC certified logging of ancient rainforests is not conservation, it is prostitution. Let Congo rainforest stakeholders know you demand a future for the Congo that is free of industrial rainforest clearance. And put the World Bank, WWF and Greenpeace on notice that their forest conservation policies are opposed and will be exposed and stopped.



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