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Who's going to take the Tiger Challenge next?

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 18 November, 2013

Greenpeace supporters are moving giants. The millions behind Greenpeace give our campaigns the power that pushes companies to protect our planet. Last week was proof. We have launched the Tiger Challenge, demanding big players in...

An orang-utan graveyard, Wilmar, and the addiction to dirty palm oil

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 11 November, 2013 4 comments

This beautiful orang-utan sat just metres from me, serenely eating the fruit placed on the platform. It’s an incredible experience to see these creatures so close, and yet so at ease in their forest home. But this orang-utan represents...

Wilmar: making you, me and your mum part of forest destruction

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 October, 2013 1 comment

For most of the last year our team has been investigating and documenting gross acts of environmental destruction in Indonesia’s last remaining forests.  What these investigations reveal is a story of one massive, faceless company with...

Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer shows the way

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 13 March, 2013

In February 2011 Golden Agri Resources, Indonesia’s largest producer of palm oil, launched an ambitious Forest Conservation Policy. After years of campaigning by Greenpeace and pressure from some of the largest buyers of palm oil for...

KFC Canada gets a friendly reminder: sustainable packaging needed

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner Canada | 26 July, 2012 7 comments

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) headquarters in the US still have their heads in the sand about their company’s links to forest destruction, but Greenpeace campaigners around the world are finding inventive ways to challenge the status...

Latest: KFC campaign goes global

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

This week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it’s supply chain. All week Greenpeace activists have been taking the message to KFC while thousands of...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 28 April, 2014 1 comment

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | 13 February, 2017 1 comment

The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Centre building. Refusing the campaign postcard that I offered, his brow furrowed, he...

Greenpeace activists prevent Sinar Mas palm oil tanker from loading in Indonesia

Press release | 14 November, 2008 at 12:13

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which meets in Bali...

Environmental groups call on Indonesian government to support moratorium

Press release | 6 November, 2008 at 11:58

Greenpeace and the Riau-based environmental group Jikalahari called upon the Indonesian government to support the call for a moratorium decree on forests and peatlands conversion made by Riau Governor Wan Abubakar, during a media briefing on...

Greenpeace ship tour in Indonesia to show how Protecting Forests will Save the Climate

Press release | 6 October, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace UK Head barred from entering Indonesia

Press release | 13 October, 2011 at 15:10

Sauven was blocked by immigration officials on arrival at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, despite having a business visa for his trip. He has been informed by officials that he will be deported immediately.

Indonesian President meets Greenpeace leader on the Rainbow Warrior: welcomes legacy...

Press release | 7 June, 2013 at 14:04

Jakarta, 7 June 2013 – Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on board the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Jakarta today, to express Greenpeace’s support for the...

Greenpeace ship begins first Indonesian tour since being deported

Press release | 9 May, 2013 at 13:00

Jayapura, 9 May 2013 – The Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, arrived in Jayapura, Indonesia today to document one of the world’s most biodiverse – and threatened – environments, just three years after the Indonesian navy escorted the vessel...

RSPO members must be held accountable for fires

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 15:04

Jakarta, 11 July 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the period 17 to 30 June ­and fresh photographic evidence has revealed fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Roundtable on...

Palm oil leading cause of Indonesia forest destruction: RSPO leaves big brands exposed

Press release | 3 September, 2013 at 7:09

Jakarta, 3 September 2013 - The palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia between 2009-2011, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s forest loss, revealed Greenpeace International in new mapping analysis...

New evidence shows Haze Wave solution far from reality – Greenpeace

Press release | 28 May, 2014 at 6:00

Jakarta, 28 May 2014 – Protecting Indonesia’s carbon rich peatlands is key to reducing the chance of fires responsible for the Haze Wave, but there is still no legal protection of all peatland and forests. New mapping analysis from Greenpeace...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 October, 2013 at 7:00

Jakarta, 22 October 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

P&G competitor Colgate-Palmolive commits to No Deforestation

Press release | 24 March, 2014 at 18:09

Jakarta, 24 March 2014 – Colgate-Palmolive will remove forest destruction from all of its products with full traceability for the palm oil it sources. As a major competitor of Procter and Gamble's, Colgate-Palmolive's announcement further...

Mars commits to No Deforestation, exposes P&G for its inaction

Press release | 10 March, 2014 at 17:41

Jakarta, 10 March 2014 - Mars committed to remove deforestation from all of its products by the end of 2015, a move that places pressure on companies such as Procter & Gamble to set an equally ambitious No Deforestation Policy. In addition,...

Greenpeace “thanks” P&G for forest destruction as protest takes place at company’s HQ

Press release | 4 March, 2014 at 23:46

Cincinnati, 4 March 2014 – Greenpeace released a spoof video of Procter & Gamble’s 'Thank You Mom' advertisement showing how deforestation for palm oil is orphaning orangutans in Indonesia. Greenpeace USA activists also took action today at P&G’s...

Joaquin Phoenix and Kellan Lutz join Greenpeace call for forest-friendly products

Press release | 12 February, 2014 at 5:00

Jakarta, 12 February 2014 – A host of Hollywood stars including Joaquin Phoenix, Kellan Lutz and Gillian Anderson have joined thousands of concerned consumers in calling for an end to every day products being manufactured through forest...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 12:01

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

Partners in Crime: Malaysian loggers, timber markets and the politics of...

Publication | 2 April, 2002 at 2:00

The Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea are among the largest and most biologically diverse ancient forests left in the world. The future of these forests, and of the people who depend upon them, is currently at the mercy of an international...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 2:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

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.

Forests need laws, not loopholes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 September, 2014 3 comments

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 5 December, 2014 1 comment

One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar...

Years of Living Dangerously: on a screen near you now!

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | 11 April, 2014 4 comments

If they don’t already care about climate change, then this might just be the thing that finally inspires and motivates your friends and family to. This isn’t just another Al Gore documentary , but admittedly, there are big names in...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 21 March, 2014 3 comments

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 29 February, 2012 9 comments

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood." - @AsiaPulpPaper These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today,...

5 reasons why coal is on the way out

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 25 October, 2017 1 comment

While some politicians  - ahem, Trump! - are trying to prop up the fossil fuel industry, there’s been a quiet revolution happening around the world. People are ditching coal - the main global energy source since 2003 - like never...

Indonesian Rainforest Destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper Loses More Contracts

Press release | 1 November, 2011 at 15:48

Jakarta, 1 November 2011 – Greenpeace today called on Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to commit to ending its destruction of the country’s rainforests, in response to news that yet more companies around the world are cutting ties...

P&G linked to fresh forest scandal, Greenpeace holds protests

Press release | 26 March, 2014 at 16:21

Jakarta, 26 March 2014 – A palm oil producer linked to Procter & Gamble’s supply chains is destroying primary forest in the Indonesian region of Papua. The Greenpeace findings come as activists in five countries protested at P&G’s national...

Procter & Gamble brings rainforest destruction into bathrooms

Press release | 26 February, 2014 at 5:00

Jakarta, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to orangutan habitat clearance in Indonesia, making consumers part of a widespread forest destruction scandal. That's...

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 2:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

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.

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.

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 1:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

Protection Money

Publication | 23 November, 2010 at 10:00

How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.

What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

Blog entry by Laura K. | 9 August, 2010 7 comments

Remember this? “Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The message...

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...

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.

Greenpeace welcomes Swedish oil giant's decision not to use palm oil

Press release | 1 November, 2007 at 11:44

Greenpeace welcomes the decision by Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to abandon plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. The announcement comes after prolonged campaigning by Greenpeace and other environmental groups against palm oil...

Greenpeace launches Forest Defenders Camp in Indonesia

Press release | 9 October, 2007 at 2:00

Jakarta, 9 October 2007 - Greenpeace today opened the ForestDefenders Camp (FDC) in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of its international effort to protect the world's remaining forests and the global climate prior to the Kyoto protocol...

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...

Greenpeace response to Sinar Mas ‘verification exercise’:

Press release | 10 August, 2010 at 12:04

Jakarta, Indonesia, 10 August 2010 -- Greenpeace today responded to notorious rainforest destroyer Sinar Mas’ self-styled 'verification exercise':

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.

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