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The Coming Storm: How Secrecy and Collusion in Industrial Agriculture Spell Disaster for the Congo Basin’s Forests

12 Mar 2018
Sam Lawson, Earthsight
Earthsight report The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm documents the destruction of the forests of the Congo Basin for industrial palm oil and rubber plantations. The investigative report, released by the London-based non-profit Earthsight, reveals that five-hundred square kilometres of forest has been bulldozed in the last five years and that the destruction is set to accelerate, as high-level corruption and some of the regions’ most notorious logging companies combine to create a toxic mix.