Illegal logging of the world’s 2nd largest forest must be stopped. We cannot let chainsaws in the Democratic Republic of Congo cut the air supply to the planet.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to most of the world’s second-largest rainforest.
In 2002 a moratorium was imposed on new logging concessions to protects the forest and the over 30 million Congolese directly dependent on it. Keeping the forest standing helps tackle the climate crisis, preserves biodiversity, and may prevent the next pandemic.
Over the years the moratorium has been violated by multinational loggers in cahoots with corrupt politicians. In 2020, an area of 2.7 million hectares (bigger than the size of Burundi) illegally changed hands.
The chainsaws can work only if we remain silent.
If we act together to protect the rainforest, the moratorium can be restored and the guilty be brought to justice.
Sign and let the President of the DRC hear your voice: keep the moratorium. Don’t touch our forest!
Tell the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo: “Mr. Tshisekdi, restore the moratorium. Protect the rainforest!"