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Don’t blame the tigers, blame deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 30 October, 2012 11 comments

A small child from a forest village in Indonesia - where as more rainforest is cleared, tigers stray into villages putting lives at risk. As a teenage boy is killed by a tiger forced out of its natural habitat by deforestation, we...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 February, 2013 25 comments

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

APRIL is now the leading driver of deforestation for pulp in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 7 March, 2013 2 comments

In February we reported how Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had stopped all deforestation in its suppliers’ concessions and committed to protect all remaining areas of rainforest in its global supply chain. However, there is another pulp...

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...

APRIL, you can’t fool everyone

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 12 April, 2013 1 comment

Some companies just don’t get the hint.  You might claim to be sustainable, you might boast of your membership to corporate sustainability groups, and you might bandy around the United Nations to shore up your “green” credentials. ...

A Toxic Fairytale

Blog entry by Ashov Birry | 17 April, 2013 8 comments

Let me tell you a story of a polluted paradise. We used to call it 'Parahyangan' or the place where the Gods and Goddesses resided. The river that passes through it stretches 270 km from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea, giving...

How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 25 April, 2013 8 comments

It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country. Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally...

Sailing through the world’s richest waters – Rainbow Warrior arrives in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 9 May, 2013 5 comments

I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura...

Forest destroyer kicked out of club

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 14 May, 2013 3 comments

It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one. Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palma, has (finally) been...

Why we are happy, but not celebrating the Indonesian forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 17 May, 2013 2 comments

I have been fielding calls non-stop over the last couple of days, because as you may have noticed, there has been widespread coverage lately (see here, here and here ) on the Indonesian government’s extension of its forest...

International Biodiversity Day in photos

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 May, 2013 3 comments

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the...

APRIL walks away from the FSC

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 19 June, 2013 1 comment

Did it see the writing on the wall? Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper producer APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the relationship has finally came to...

Down to Zero

Feature story | 20 June, 2013 at 18:00

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia.

#SGHAZE shows why RSPO is not enough

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 28 June, 2013

The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why...

Is Asia Pulp & Paper delivering on its zero deforestation commitment?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 July, 2013 3 comments

In February this year, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) released its new Forest Conservation Policy, which included an immediate end to the clearance of rainforests throughout its supply chain in Indonesia. This move followed years of...

Forest fires show RSPO stamp far from 'green'

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 24 July, 2013

The fires are back. This last weekend, fire hotspots were again identified in Riau province in Sumatra, Indonesia, just weeks after Sumatran forest fires engulfed the region as far as Thailand in a choking haze. But the palm...

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...

Asia Pulp & Paper: from confrontation to engagement

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 29 October, 2013 5 comments

I’m usually concerned about speaking too soon, but it feels to me like the risk of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) now reneging on its zero deforestation pledge is diminishing with every passing month. Breaking such a highly publicised promise...

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...

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...

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