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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.

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

The value of ancient forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 December, 2013

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Brazilian government gives in to loggers and leaves Greenpeace activists trapped in...

Press release | 17 October, 2007 at 2:00

A mob of 300 loggers trapped eight Greenpeace activists in an office of the Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) in the Amazon. The loggers demanded Greenpeace hand over a dead Brazil nut tree, collected yesterday with government...

Police operative in the Amazon exposes corruption of environmental agencies

Press release | 3 June, 2005 at 2:00

The Brazilian Federal Police carried out today a full-size operation in Mato Grosso which resulted in the dismantling of a gang responsible for defrauding logging authorisations in the State for 14 years. The Brazilian Justice issued warrants of...

New international law for ancient forest protection

Press release | 16 May, 2005 at 2:00

Forest ministers from around the world will gather today to discuss the future of the forests at the start of the Fifth Conference of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) at the UN's headquarters in New York. Greenpeace is calling on...

G8 weak on illegal logging

Press release | 18 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today expressed its disappointment in reaction to the communiqué on illegal logging issued by G8 Environment and Development Ministers who today ended a two-day meeting in Derbyshire. The G8 ministers failed to commit to adopting...

Major win for the Amazon and local communities

Press release | 9 November, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today enthusiastically welcomed the signing of two official decrees by Brazilian President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, creating extractive reserves (RESEX) in the Brazilian Amazon.

Illegal mahogany rejected by the USA is aprehended on return to brazil

Press release | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Ibama apprehended a container with more than 45 thousand square meters of illegal mahogany veneer last Friday at the Port of Paranagua (State of Parana;, south of Brazil), enough to pave an area of 6,5 football fields with this valuable species.

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

Greenpeace Intercepts A Shipment Of Conflict Timber In Italy

Press release | 3 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today uncovered a shipment of conflict timber on the MV Mentor in the Italian port of Salerno. The area around the shipment of conflict wood was cordoned off by the activists and marked as a Forest Crime Scene. The logs were...

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

As a part of its global forest campaign, Greenpeace is increasing its activities in the Congo Basin, the 2nd largest rainforest area in the world. The logging (and related commercial poaching) of the remaining intact areas of these rainforests is...

The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 1:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

Tasmanian forests under threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Styx Valley in south-west Tasmania, Australia houses the world's tallest hardwood trees and flowering plants. The Eucalyptus regnans or 'swamp gums' in the Styx stand up to 96.5 metres tall and are second in height only to the famous Redwood...

Malaysia's Mega-diversity under Threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Malaysia ranks 14th on the list of the 17 mega-diverse countries that contain around 70% or more of the planet’s (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) biodiversity making them transcendental to global efforts of biodiversity conservation. ...

Canada's Largest Ecosystem is being destroyed by Logging

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Canada's Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest left in the world. Almost 80 per cent of the world's original forests have been degraded or completely destroyed, making the protection of our boreal forest all the more...

State of Conflict

Publication | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

The report 'State of Conflict' focuses on the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, where industrial activities are surging ahead leaving the law behind. It concentrates on the two most aggressive industrial frontiers in Pará State: the regions of...

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