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Polluting Paradise

Image gallery | 17 April, 2013

Polluting Paradise: Big brands including Gap exposed in Indonesian toxic water scandal

Press release | 17 April, 2013 at 10:13

Jakarta, 17 April 2013 – Greenpeace International investigations have revealed the dumping of industrial wastewater containing a cocktail of toxic and hazardous chemicals, and caustic water, directly into the Citarum River, West Java.

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

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...

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers

Press release | 25 April, 2013 at 9:12

Jakarta, 25 April, 2013 – Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious...

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...

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...

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...

World Biodiversity Day

Image gallery | 22 May, 2013

Down to Zero

Publication | 7 June, 2013 at 11:00

Through photos and campaign artwork, "Down to Zero" tells the story of our campaign to end the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests, and what you have helped us to achieve.

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...

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.

Palm oil companies must come clean on Indonesian fire hotspots - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2013 at 3:08

Jakarta, June 22, 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the past 10 days (11-21 June) has revealed hundreds of fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean...

#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...

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...

Indonesian Forest Fires: Laskar's Story

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Indonesian Forest Fires Force Evacuation

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Warning, 900 PSI!

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

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...

Forest Solutions

Topic | 30 July, 2013 at 8:00

Forest solutions highlights positive stories from around the world to provide tangible solutions to global forest management issues.

Certifying Destruction

Publication | 3 September, 2013 at 7:00

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Protect Paradise

Image gallery | 15 November, 2013

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...

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...

Solutions

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

Indonesia’s plantation sector can – and must - make a genuine contribution to Indonesia’s development, rather than destroying the future for its people, its wildlife and the global climate on which we all depend.

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

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...

This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 November, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction , has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caves to public pressure, commits to end forest destruction

Press release | 5 December, 2013 at 20:56

Jakarta, 5 December 2013 - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 6 December, 2013

Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to a No Deforestation Policy. To put this into perspective, palm oil is the single biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and a growing threat in...

Business group WBCSD warns APRIL: clean up or get out

Press release | 17 January, 2014 at 14:01

Jakarta, 17 January 2014 – APRIL, the second largest pulp and paper company in Indonesia, has today been threatened with expulsion from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 international...

Will you help us Protect Paradise in 2014?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 24 January, 2014

When I read the daily newspaper here in Indonesia, it’s rare that there is not at least one big scandal or exposé related to the forest sector. Just this last weekend, land conflicts in a Kalimantan palm oil plantation made regional...

APRIL's "sustainability" policy a license to continue forest clearance

Press release | 28 January, 2014 at 13:00

Jakarta, 28 January 2014 - Indonesian pulp and paper giant, APRIL today released a "Sustainable Forest Management Policy", just weeks after being threatened to be kicked out of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The week two pulp and paper companies showed their true colours

Blog entry by Phil Aikman | 30 January, 2014

This week Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the target of a successful Greenpeace campaign, took yet another step along the road to reform. But its competitor APRIL is still clinging to its rainforest destruction. The good news from APP. ...

How L’Oreal committed to the ultimate makeover

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | 30 January, 2014 12 comments

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

L’Oreal commits to end role in deforestation

Press release | 30 January, 2014 at 10:47

Jakarta, 30 January 2014 – L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, has committed to remove forest destruction from its products by 2020. Greenpeace expects other companies to follow with more ambitious timelines.

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