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Under fire forest destroyer caught breaking promises

Press release | 29 July, 2010 at 3:01

A new Greenpeace investigation into the operations of Sinar Mas group, one the most notorious destroyers of Indonesia’s rainforests, reveals how it is continuing to break its own environmental commitments on protecting forests and peatland.

How Sinar Mas is expanding its empires of destruction

Publication | 29 July, 2010 at 2:25

Sinar Mas group is notorious for its destruction of millions of hectares of Indonesian rainforest, peatland and wildlife habitat. Two divisions within the group lead the destruction: pulp and palm oil. Recently, the group has diversified into coal.

'APRIL: Stop trashing our future!' Activists protest rainforest destruction

Image | 15 July, 2010 at 14:35

Greenpeace activists in Teluk Binjai, Pelalawan, Riau unfurl a banner that reads "APRIL: Stop trashing our future!" as they blockade a barge being loaded with Kampar rainforest logs, destined for APRIL's pulp mill in Pangkalan Kerinci. This...

Action against April Pulp in Indonesia

Image | 15 July, 2010 at 14:03

15 July - Indonesia. Twenty-five Greenpeace activists in Teluk Binjai, Pelalawan, Riau, block the loading of a barge carrying rainforest logs from Kampar's carbon rich peatland forests by pulp and paper products manufacturing giant APRIL. Read...

The last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 2:28

Pristine forests near Manokwari in West Papua, the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia - a reminder of what we are working to save. Greenpeace is campaigning for an end to all deforestation in tropical forests, which is critical...

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | 6 July, 2010 at 3:00

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, 'How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet', shows how major brands like Walmart, Auchan and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are fueling climate change and pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans towards the...

Logging camp in Central Kalimantan

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 1:21

A logging camp in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros, more than 1500 species of birds, and thousands plant species are all...

Govs show Indonesian forests the money: 4 billion fund for forest protection

Blog entry by Laura K. | 28 May, 2010 5 comments

Indonesian forests got some love and some money this week. The money came in the form of a 4 billion USD fund contributed to by seven wealthy countries - US, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Japan and France - to be used for forest...

Governments commit USD 4 billion for forest and climate protection

Press release | 27 May, 2010 at 17:31

Oslo, 27 May 2010 -- Welcoming today's announcement by seven wealthy nations that they will provide USD 4 billion to help avert runaway climate change by preventing deforestation (1), responsible for up to a fifth of global greenhouse gas...

Socializing the dangers of nuclear power

Blog entry by jmckeati | 18 May, 2010 1 comment

So, how about this … Indonesia is committed to have a nuclear power plant soon as new source of energy, officials said here on Monday. For the purpose, Indonesia has allocated 7 billion rupiah (about 769,633 U.S. dollars) for...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 17:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

What does Nestle's (sort of) response mean?

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Mr Brabeck-Letmathe & our activist at the AGM. Originally posted by Laura on April 27, 2010 9:21 AM Good question. After dropping into Nestlé's Annual General Meeting on April 15th to deliver the message that the largest...

Your messages to Nestlé shareholders: delivered.

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010 3 comments

Originally posted by Laura on April 16, 2010 9:21 AM You sent over 200.000 e-mails to Nestlé and all we've gotten so far is a lot of repetitive statements from the largest food and drink company in the world. Yesterday we...

The Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest, Riau

Image | 28 April, 2010 at 16:35

Covering 1.3 million hectares, the Kerumutan Peat Swamp Forest is one of the most critically threatened areas in the Province of Riau. It has been designated one of the regional priority landscapes for conserving tigers.

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | 15 April, 2010 at 18:50

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

New Evidence: Sinar Mas Rainforest and Peatland destruction

Publication | 15 April, 2010 at 13:44

Greenpeace has new evidence proving that Sinar Mas continues to destroy peatlands and rainforests, pushing orang-utans closer to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change.

April 14: Politics decides nuclear waste site

Blog entry by Almudena | 14 April, 2010

Politics decides nuclear waste site Greenpeace activists in Dannenberg, close to Gorleben. Greenpeace presented yesterday a document of government files on the Internet revealing that the site of nuclear waste disposal at...

Nuclear News: World Bank nixes nuclear energy

Blog entry by Justin | 12 April, 2010

Today's big stories from the nuclear industry: World Bank nixes nuclear energy 'The World Bank is getting roasted by significant political heat over its decision to grant a $3.75 billion loan to South Africa to build a 4,800 MW...

The Prepared Palm Oil Statement - by Nestle

Blog entry by laurak | 30 March, 2010 2 comments

I called Nestlé up last week as part of our Kit Kat call action and spoke with a very friendly and polite man named *Bob about their palm oil policy. I told Bob that despite Nestlé's announcement that it would cancel contracts...

March 26: Putting palm oil centre stage

Blog entry by danielkramb | 26 March, 2010

Land clearing operations carried out by Sinar Mas for palm oil production in the rainforests near Danau Sentarum National Park. Things are moving: Sinar Mas, the Indonesian palm oil supplier at the heart of our ongoing campaign...

Nestle: You're not fooling anyone.

Blog entry by laurak | 23 March, 2010 14 comments

Literally. Sometimes a company can issue a reactive statement – like Nestlé did upon the launch of our Kit Kat campaign – that appears to wrap up everything for which they are being criticised in a neat little package, when in...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé has remained relatively silent since issuing its initial statement of contract cancellations with palm oil supplier Sinar Mas. This is despite the fact that it is still receiving a barrage of complaints and criticism via its Facebook page...

Greenpeace Nestle orangutan action UK

Video | 19 March, 2010 at 16:40

We have new evidence which shows that Nestlé - the makers of Kit Kat - are using palm oil produced in areas where the orang-utans' rainforests once grew.

Have a Break?

Video | 17 March, 2010 at 17:07

We all deserve to have a break - but having one shouldn't involve taking a bite out of Indonesia's precious rainforests. We're asking Nestlé to give rainforests and orang-utans a break and stop buying palm oil from destroyed forests.

March 17: Ilegal GM rice in Chinese shelves

Blog entry by Almudena | 17 March, 2010

Rice farmers from the Yunnan Province Despite that the Chinese government has not yet approved the commercial cultivation of GM rice, a Greenpeace study released on Monday found genetically modified rice in supermarkets in China ,...

Caught Red Handed

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 9:07

Caught Red Handed

Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé's sourcing of palm oil from from the company Sinar Mas- responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforests and peatlands- threatens already endangered orang-utans with extinction and is accelerating climate change.

Activists dressed as orangutans at Nestle's HQ in Croydon

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Activists dressed as orangutans with banners and barrels reading "Nestle: Killer" target the confectionary giant over the use of palm oil in their products. Destruction of the rainforest for palm oil is destroying habitat of the endangered orangutan.

Give me a break

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Give me a break - A Greenpeace billboard near the Nestle HQ in Croydon, London, urges the confectionary giant to stop buying palm oil from the biggest and most destructive palm oil producer – the Sinar Mas Group.

Give me a break

Image | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé is buying palm oil from companies who are destroying orang-utan habitat.

February 25: Unilever blacklists deforestation palm oil company, Indonesia; China...

Blog entry by mwilson | 25 February, 2010 2 comments

This is a trial series. Decimated rainforests in Indonesia, being cleared for palm oil plantations. © Will Rose / Greenpeace Reuters reported that Unilever has told dealers not to source palm oil from the Indonesian...

Quarterly - 2009.2

Background | 8 December, 2009 at 12:37

Greenpeace ends 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action in Indonesian rainforest

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

Ten days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit when world leaders will decide the fate of the world’s forests as part of the UN Copenhagen Climate deal, eighteen Greenpeace activists from 11 countries (1) have been detained by police...

Forests Action at Pulp Mill in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 10:15

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province.

Forests action against Sinar Mas in Indonesia

Image | 25 November, 2009 at 9:54

Greenpeace activists hang a banner with the message "Forest Destruction: You can stop this" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province 900 kilometers (600 miles) Northwest of Jakarta.

Climate Defenders Camp construction

Image | 24 November, 2009 at 19:09

Our Climate Defenders Camp was set up last month - in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest - to highlight the urgent need for international forest protection as part of the global plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Homeless orangutans call for forest protection

Image | 24 November, 2009 at 18:59

Homeless orangutans have also been spotted in Switzerland where they have been calling on the government to support forest protection at the upcoming UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

Indonesia's Rainforests and Climate Change

Publication | 23 November, 2009 at 1:00

Forest destruction accounts for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s trains, planes and cars put together; world leaders must agree a robust plan to end global deforestation before 2020.

Indonesian authorities cancel plan to evict Greenpeace climate defenders in face of...

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Mass protest in support of Greenpeace by forest communities led police to cancel plans to forcibly shut down the Greenpeace Climate Defenders’ camp in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest today.

Eviction of Climate Defenders Camp

Image | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Over 60 Indonesia police forcibly evict protesters at Greenpeace's climate camp.

More: Climate Defenders Camp

Background | 13 November, 2009 at 16:53

The Greenpeace Climate Defenders Camp is in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest.

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:53

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation

Forest Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:46

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation.

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:22

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Forest Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 10:30

12 November - Indonesia. Over 50 Greenpeace activists take action against APRIL, one of Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper producers, to prevent it destroying the rainforest on the Kampar Peninsula to make way for tree plantations, grown for pulp...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Market Life

Blog entry by gillo | 9 November, 2009

From Suzette, communications coordinator at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia It almost feels like a home coming. Landing back in Indonesia and then travelling into the back-blocks of Sumatra. In the last few years I’ve been...

Activists Build Dams in Indonesia

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 16:26

A less known cause of climate change is the destruction of peatlands in primary forests to make way for production forests. This is another problem Greenpeace is committed to stop. Here, in this photo from November 2009, Greenpeace activists and...

Mélanie Laurent in Indonesia

Image | 3 November, 2009 at 15:54

Melanie Laurent gives support to Greenpeace activists and local volunteers during attempt to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula, Teluk meranti village, Riau...

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