Deal #3214

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Isangi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Target country
Congo, Dem. Rep.

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
348000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2004] 348000
Comment on land area
One data sources states 100,000 square miles.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
For carbon sequestration/REDD
Comment on intention of investment
"In 2009 Safbois put an end to its logging program, converting it to an ecosystems service concession – setting the stage for the Isangi REDD+ project."

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Concession
Comment on nature of the deal
Logging concession

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2004] Concluded (Contract signed)

Implementation status

Implementation status
In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
No

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
25

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
The company maintains a simple ownership structure and has three shareholders: Daniel Blattner, David Blattner, and James Blattner (related to Groupe Blattner Elwyn which has major land holdings in the DRC). One data source states investors are part-American, part Belgian.

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-09-22
Comment on data source
The Guardian- Sold down the river

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2013-02-18
Comment on data source
Forest Peoples- From logging concessions to carbon concessions: What difference for communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Comment on data source
Jadora Partners

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-03-22
Comment on data source
Greenpeace- Danzer sells its logging operations in the DRC — will its successor do any better?

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-10-04
Comment on data source
The Nation-  The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
The community claim the company used intimidation to acquire the plantation.

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Rejection

Displacement of people

Comment on displacement of people
"The concession overlaps the customary territories of 33 villages, and thousands of indigenous people"

Promised benefits for local communities

Comment on promised benefits for local communities
The local chiefs state that the company promised to build clinics and schools, but this has not been delivered.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Teak

Use of produce

Has export
Yes

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