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Protect Paradise

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia’s forests - and their time on earth is running out. Some companies are destroying their home for vast palm oil plantations and the global brands we know and love are not doing enough to...

Threats

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

Pulp and Paper

Background | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

The largest single threat to responsible forest management in the pulp and paper sector in Indonesia comes from the deforestation activities of APRIL. APRIL is part of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) group, controlled by the Indonesian business...

Indonesia

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

Thanks to its unique geology, the Indonesian archipelago has one of the richest biological heritages on Earth; it's home to more endemic bird species than any other country and more endemic mammal species than any other country but one. It's...

Protect Paradise

Image gallery | 15 November, 2013

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...

Palm Oil

Background | 10 November, 2013 at 5:00

From the fruit and seeds of the oil palm tree, and straight into our soap, detergents, makeup, biscuits, and biofuel – palm oil is everywhere. It is cheaper to grow than many of its alternatives, takes up less land space, and has a long shelf...

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...

APP's Forest Conservation Policy

Publication | 29 October, 2013 at 6:00

In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) following the announcement of APP's Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its...

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...

Licence to kill

Publication | 22 October, 2013 at 7:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

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...

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...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | 3 September, 2013 at 7:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

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...

Indonesian Forest Fires Force Evacuation

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Indonesian Forest Fires: Laskar's Story

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Warning, 900 PSI!

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

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...

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...

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