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Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 0:00

The few ancient forests in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region are under threat. In Laos, Vietnam and Taiwan, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia, at least 90 percent of large ancient forest has already been destroyed. Malaysia has lost 85 percent,...

Orang-utan

Image | 1 July, 2001 at 0:00

Orang-utan

Partners in Crime: Malaysian loggers, timber markets and the politics of...

Publication | 2 April, 2002 at 0:00

The Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea are among the largest and most biologically diverse ancient forests left in the world. The future of these forests, and of the people who depend upon them, is currently at the mercy of an international...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 0:00

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 0:00

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,...

Action against logging barge in Indonesia.

Generic multimedia item | 11 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior discovered barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia and suspected to have been extracted illegally. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park --...

Greenpeace identifies suspected illegal logs

Image | 15 February, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace identifies suspected illegal logs on a barge off the coast of central Kalimantan in Indonesia. These logs came from an area including the Tanjung Puting National Park -- home of dwindling numbers of orang-utans where logging is forbidden.

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 10:01

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.

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 8:14

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness as the MV Ardhianto unloads its cargo of plywood from the Paradise Forests. The company involved in this protest, Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI), is being investigated by the Indonesian government...

Orang-utans hugging

Image | 15 April, 2007 at 10:44

Nyaru Menteng Orang-utan reintroduction project near Palanga Raya, Kalimantan/Borneo

Greenpeace launches Forest Defenders Camp in Indonesia

Press release | 9 October, 2007 at 0:00

Jakarta, 9 October 2007 - Greenpeace today opened the ForestDefenders Camp (FDC) in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of its international effort to protect the world's remaining forests and the global climate prior to the Kyoto protocol...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 0:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

Forest destruction, climate change and palm oil expansion in Indonesia

Publication | 29 October, 2007 at 0:00

Forests are vital to life on earth. They are the richest of all ecosystems - covering only eight per cent of the planet (1)and are home to two thirds of all known species of terrestrial plants and animals(2). Millions of people rely directly on...

Greenpeace welcomes Swedish oil giant's decision not to use palm oil

Press release | 1 November, 2007 at 10:44

Greenpeace welcomes the decision by Swedish petrol giant OKQ8 to abandon plans to use palm oil in their new biodiesel Eco20. The announcement comes after prolonged campaigning by Greenpeace and other environmental groups against palm oil...

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

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

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...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

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...

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 0:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

A tree stump is visible in an area which

Image | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

A tree stump is visible in an area which has recently been deforested to expand the Duta Palma Palm oil plantation.

How Unilever Palm Oil Suppliers are Burning Up Borneo

Publication | 21 April, 2008 at 0:00

New evidence shows expansion by Unilever palm oil suppliers is driving species extinction in Central Kalimantan, and fuelling climate change

Unilever's 'Monkey Business' - Greenpeace swings into action

Feature story | 21 April, 2008 at 0:00

It's been a busy morning for Greenpeace activists across Europe, many of whom have been dressing up as orang-utans to draw attention to Unilever's "monkey business". Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests...

New evidence links Unilever to burning of Borneo

Press release | 21 April, 2008 at 11:46

Unilever, the company behind some of the world’s biggest brands, including Dove, is contributing to the destruction of the last remaining habitats of the orang-utan and other wildlife, and massively speeding up climate change, according to...

Unilever rises to the challenge

Feature story | 15 May, 2008 at 17:03

Unilever has shown that beauty isn’t just skin deep. Following our campaign and thanks to your support, the company has taken the bold step to support our call for a moratorium on cutting down trees in Indonesia for palm oil plantations.

The Hidden Carbon Liability of Indonesian Palm Oil

Publication | 21 May, 2008 at 0:00

This report highlights the urgent need for global palm oil consumers and investors to support Unilever's call for an immediate moratorium on deforestation and peatland clearance in Indonesia.

Eleven Greenpeace activists dressed as orang

Image | 28 May, 2008 at 0:00

Eleven Greenpeace activists dressed as orang-utans bring an alternative breakfast to the Italian national football team. Produced by Ferrero, Nutella is one of the main sponsors of the team. Ferrero buys palm oil for its product from Indonesia,...

Nutella - Breakfast for Champions?

Feature story | 28 May, 2008 at 16:53

The Italian football team apparently love nothing better than a nice dollop of Nutella spread over their bread for breakfast – “breakfast for champions” according to Nutella, the official sponsors for the national team. But what else do Nutella’s...

PT Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Plant

Image | 28 August, 2008 at 1:00

PT Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Plant. Indonesia's forests are being felled at a rate faster than in any other major forested country. However, it is home to between 10 and 15 percent of all known species of plants, mammals and birds which make up...

Eucalyptus plantations east of Pekanbaru

Image | 31 August, 2008 at 1:00

Eucalyptus plantations east of Pekanbaru. Pulpwood plantations, timber industries and oil palm plantations, are driving the destruction of Indonesia's forests.

Gathering Palm Oil Seed

Image | 1 September, 2008 at 1:00

Gathering Palm Oil Seed Aman Saputra and his children carrying palm oil seed. His oldest child Suci (yellow shist) is 11 years old. She helps her father in the field when not in school.

Illegal loggers cut a fallen Iron Wood tree

Image | 5 September, 2008 at 1:00

Illegal loggers cut a fallen Iron Wood tree (Intsia palembanica) also known as "Merbau", near the 22000ha palm oil plantation of the Sinarmas Group.

Papua: Indonesia's Last Forest Frontier

Video | 2 October, 2008 at 14:42

Papua is home to Indonesia's last remaining pristine forest. These areas are now under increasing threat from the encroaching palm oil industry.

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | 6 October, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace ship tour in Indonesia to show how Protecting Forests will Save the Climate

Press release | 6 October, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace showcases the solution to Indonesia's rapid forest destruction and rising...

Press release | 31 October, 2008 at 9:21

Greenpeace this morning launched its "Forests for Climate" initiative, the pioneering solution to reduce deforestation, tackle climate change, preserve global biodiversity and protect the livelihoods of millions of forest people.

Environmental groups call on Indonesian government to support moratorium

Press release | 6 November, 2008 at 10:58

Greenpeace and the Riau-based environmental group Jikalahari called upon the Indonesian government to support the call for a moratorium decree on forests and peatlands conversion made by Riau Governor Wan Abubakar, during a media briefing on...

Greenpeace prevents palm oil shipment leaving Indonesia, demands an immediate end to...

Press release | 10 November, 2008 at 9:45

Greenpeace activists today prevented a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe from Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port, to protest against the ongoing destruction of Indonesia's forests.

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla

Image | 10 November, 2008 at 17:32

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla from the MY Esperanza climbs the anchor chain of the tanker ‘Gran Couva’ and braves the crew’s water hoses. The tanker is carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar company...

Greenpeace activists prevent Sinar Mas palm oil tanker from loading in Indonesia

Press release | 14 November, 2008 at 11:13

Greenpeace today prevented the loading of crude palm oil on the Isola Corallo, a Rotterdam-bound tanker in Dumai, Indonesia's main palm oil export port. Greenpeace is calling upon the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which meets in Bali...

12th November 2008 – DUMAI PORT

Image | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

12th November 2008 – DUMAI PORT, RIAU PROVINCE, SUMATRAAn Indonesian Greenpeace activist from the MY Esperanza climbs the anchor chain of the tanker ‘Isola Corallo’ in the dead of night. Greenpeace is attempting to stop the tanker from loading 29...

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla

Image | 27 November, 2008 at 16:18

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla from the MY Esperanza climbs the anchor chain of the tanker ‘Gran Couva’ and braves the crew’s water hoses. The tanker is carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar company...

Greenpeace Canada: Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous to build

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards. The...

Quarterly - 2008.3

Background | 22 December, 2008 at 11:29

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 0:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

Cooking the Climate

Video | 4 February, 2009 at 15:57

The soaring global demand for palm oil is accelerating the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests. A tragedy for the forests and the people who depend on them and a disaster for the global climate.

'Quit Coal' Greenpeace tells Indonesia's Energy Minister

Press release | 12 February, 2009 at 13:35

Early this morning, 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives, wearing white face masks carrying the message 'Coal Kills' to symbolise the health damage to local communities, chained themselves to the gates of the Cilacap coal...

Action at Cilacap coal plant on Central Java’s south coast, Indonesia

Image | 12 February, 2009 at 14:24

Greenpeace takes direct action to expose the true cost of coal at Cilacap coal plant on Central Java’s south coast. 40 Greenpeace activists and local community representatives, wearing white masks to symbolise the health risks to local...

Victory in Greece as the Quit Coal campaign moves to Indonesia

Feature story | 12 February, 2009 at 14:29

Choking children, destroyed crops and a devastated fishing industry. That's the price the local community at Cilacap in Indonesia have had to pay since a coal-fired power plant was constructed in their town. Today 40 Greenpeace activists and...

Sands of time push for leadership on climate crisis

Feature story | 19 February, 2009 at 0:00

In advance of Hillary Clinton's arrival in Beijing, we have delivered an open letter, together with a giant hourglass, calling for immediate cooperation and leadership between the US and China to stop global warming.The hourglass, inscribed with...

Smoke from forest fires in Giam Siak Kecil

Image | 19 February, 2009 at 14:46

Smoke from man made forest fires in the RAPP concession in Giam Siak Kecil area to clear land for palm oil plantations. This photo was recently delivered to Hillary Clinton as she visited Indonesia along with an open letter calling for her...

Olkiluto fallout: more numbers

Blog entry by Justin | 27 February, 2009

The dispute between the builders of Finland’s OL3 reactor, Areva, and its buyer, utility TVO, rumbles on. TVO are unhappy at the delay in building the plant (it’s three years behind schedule) and Areva are unhappy are what it sees as...

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