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Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

Indonesia's Forests in Crisis

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,000 islands stretching from the waters off Malaysia to the island of New Guinea. Indonesia's forests are home to 10% of the planet's diversity of plants and animals. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceros,...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate - full report

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

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.

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

7 Greenpeace victories you made possible in 2014

Blog entry by Greenpeace USA | 27 December, 2014

It's been a great year for Greenpeace and our supporters. Getting toxic chemicals out of our clothes. Putting sustainable seafood in our grocery stores. Giant internet companies breaking away from climate-denying lobbyists. We could go...

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...

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...

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...

#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...

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...

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...

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...

Success with KFC UK & Ireland! But it's not over yet...

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 30 October, 2012 4 comments

Great news! We've gained an important win in protecting Indonesia's rainforests as KFC UK and Ireland commit to excluding suppliers actively involved in rainforest clearance. And this fantastic win would not have been possible...

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...

A President for change?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 8 June, 2012 17 comments

When I met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia yesterday, he urged me to consider that Greenpeace and the Indonesian government are “in the same boat” and that “we share the same dream.” Words like this are certainly...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 27 September, 2012 5 comments

Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new...

KFC’s secret cookbook is a recipe for disaster for the rainforest

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 6 June, 2012 6 comments

So KFC has been at it again – cookin’ up and revealin’ secrets with the publication of what the company calls the Colonel’s long-lost secret recipes. This smokescreen coming out of the Colonel’s kitchen is to distract the public...

GAR sets the bar high in Indonesian deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 6 June, 2012 1 comment

What seemed unthinkable for some people two years ago is now happening. Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) is leading the way in what could be the starting point for the palm oil industry to phase out deforestation. And instead of hanging...

Asia Pulp and Paper: bad for the environment and bad for the investment community

Blog entry by Calvin Quek, Greenpeace East Asia | 14 April, 2012 6 comments

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper giant behind the illegal timber scandal we exposed last month has lost one of its largest international investors. In March we released evidence from a year-long investigation showing...

How the toy sector and APP are responding to our Indonesia forest campaign.

Blog entry by Zulfahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 14 June, 2011 10 comments

It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging. ...

Tackling deforestation – it's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 5 February, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | 11 November, 2011 1 comment

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, in this...

Climate Rescue Station in Borobudur: The Real Rescuer

Blog entry by Hindun Mulaika, renewable energy Campaigner, Gre | 26 October, 2012 2 comments

I am standing in front of the 12 meter diameter earth dome, using electricity generated from clean renewable energy, the lights inside help creates a grand and cool nuance. It’s never before crossed my mind how this giant globe...

One year on: the good and bad of Indonesia’s forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 8 May, 2012

As an Indonesian, and an experienced political campaigner working for Greenpeace, I have felt the full range of emotions in recent years as I’ve fought to protect my country’s forests with my Greenpeace colleagues, friends from other...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 1 November, 2011 33 comments

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

Lego shows leadership in tackling deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | 7 July, 2011 5 comments

But are other toy companies throwing rainforest destruction out of the pram? When Ken dumped Barbie last month Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | 15 November, 2011 2 comments

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 13 October, 2011 4 comments

John Sauven the Exeuctive Director of Greenpeace UK chats to Prince Charles during the Glastonbury music festival in 2010. Image: Vanessa Miles. In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive...

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 pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | 16 December, 2011 8 comments

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – the company doing so much to jeopardise the future of Indonesia's rainforests –...

"I'm the eye of the tiger"

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin, Greenpeace Indonesia | 22 September, 2011 8 comments

Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs from a natural forest on the first day of the "tiger tour", where they will travel through Sumatra to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. Image: Ulet...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | 11 June, 2011 2 comments

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken’s plastic handshake. Poor Barbie. She’s survived fifty years of bad outfits, sudden beheadings at the hands of younger brothers and the wrath of feminists everywhere.

How Barbie Broke Ken’s Heart: Her Indonesian Deforestation Habit

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 8 June, 2011 19 comments

Yes it’s true, Ken has dumped Barbie – he’s upset since he discovered that she’s intent on trashing rainforests and pushing critically-endangered wildlife, like tigers, towards extinction. Heartbroken Ken decided to take dramatic...

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 26 February, 2011 6 comments

Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does...

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...

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...

Green forestry labels PEFC & SFI called into question

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues, Greenpeace International | 17 October, 2011 5 comments

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation of our...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | 3 October, 2011 10 comments

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 27 September, 2011 5 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | 2 August, 2011 4 comments

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has  moved a tiger  from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don't stack up

Blog entry by Jamie | 17 February, 2012 1 comment

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), thanks to some excellent work by WWF. In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references to prop up its flimsy claims of...

Daily news: Legislation signed prohibiting new deforestation in the world’s second...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 20 May, 2011

Top news: Indonesia’s president signed a moratorium on new deforestation permits in one of the world’s biggest forests; voices within Statoil general meeting disagree with oil sand extraction policy; Greenpeace pushes Polish government...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | 19 October, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have been...

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