4. Combining Field and Map Data

Greenpeace carried out its analysis of illegal logging in Cameroon using boundaries of logging concessions made available through a collaboration between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Cameroon Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife. The data was published as part of an effort to strengthen forest management in the state.

During field investigations in 2014, Greenpeace documented logging roads, logs and stumps using GPS and photos. They subsequently overlaid the location of the logging activities with the concession boundaries, identifying timber harvesting almost two kilometers beyond the concession. The investigation is presented in a 2015 report and the evidence was presented to the Dutch authorities tasked with implementation of the EUTR. As a result, the authority filed a report with the public prosecutor against a company that had imported timber from Cameroon.