22.04.2020. This year, tv channel ARTE celebrates International Earth Day with a new broadcast of 'Congo, Protecting the Gorilla Forests'. Filmed in the North of Congo Brazzaville, partly in the forest which INTERHOLCO manages sustainably, the documentary won Germany's prestigious nature film prize for 2019, the coveted Deutscher NaturfilmPreis.
This year, humanity faces the spread of COVID-19. Among others, the survival of forest dwellers and biodiversity is at stake. That is why INTERHOLCO has launched a solidarity campaign calling out to civil society on a shared goal: to win the battle against the spread of COVID-19 by leaving no one behind.
‘We are already protecting more than 1 million hectares of forest from man-made changes and crimes that disrupt biodiversity, such as deforestation, land-use change, intensified agriculture and livestock production or the growing illegal wildlife trade. But given the magnitude of COVID-19, we cannot do it alone. We need help to ensure access to medical care for 10,000 people in the village where we are located - 16,000 including forest dwellers,’ said INTERHOLCO CEO Ulrich Grauert.
Please help, donate now to help us purchase essential materials: oxygen ventilators, flash thermometers, masks, safety equipment, etc.
Special account: COVID-19-Congo-donation
Bank CIC (Schweiz) AG, 4001 Basel
Account holder: INTERHOLCO AG
We will publish regular updates showing how your contribution to this innovative Alliance is helping INTERHOLCO put its money where its mouth is.
In the meantime, please visit ARTE to watch the documentary 'Republic of Congo, the Gorilla Forest'.
The film will remain available online until 21.05.2020 in French: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/073107-002-F/paradis-naturels-retrouves/
and German: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/073107-002-F/naturparadiese-mit-zukunft/
To be continued...
INTERHOLCO offers Sustainable Hardwood 'Made in Africa' as a responsible solution to promote better living conditions (construction with wood), reduce climate change, and increase social justice. As FSC-certified producer specialized in producing and trading logs, sawn timber, glued laminated scantlings and other products, INTERHOLCO manages the entire chain, from forest to customers since 1962. Harvesting wood selectively, INTERHOLCO protects 1.1 million hectares of natural forest from permanent conversion to agricultural land, giving 16’000 local inhabitants access to quality basic services and keeping the habitat of thousands of gorillas and elephants.
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INTERHOLCO AG, Schutzengelstr. 36, 6340 Baar, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)41 767 03 82