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Story Publication logo October 4, 2022

Radio: Congo-Brazzaville: Mayombe Forest Under Pressure From Illegal Logging (French)

An aerial shot of a tropical mountain range in the Congo Basin.

The risks of disappearance incurred by the Mayombe forest massif due to uncontrolled...


This story excerpt was translated from French. To listen to the original story in full, visit Radio Congo. You may also listen to the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

Since the construction of National Road No. 1 in 2011, noise has become widespread in the Mayombe forest. From Malele to Les Saras, through Pilicondi, Doumanga and Kisila, illegal logging is in full bloom in most of the villages along the road.

This story was produced by Jean Pierre Ndinga, better known by the pseudonym John Ndinga-Ngoma, with support from the Rainforest Journalism Fund in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Click the link below to listen to the report.