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Fight for PNG’s stolen forests

Image gallery | 26 July, 2012

Activists circle the Vietnamese vessel

Image | 24 February, 2004 at 1:00

Activists circle the Vietnamese vessel, Ha Tihn 06 with a banner reading - stop forest crime - Greenpeace assisted the Indonesian Navy to expel the vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days.

A Greenpeace activist stands in protest at

Image | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

A Greenpeace activist stands in protest at the entrance to timber importer DLH, the world's largest importer of tropical hardwood, in the Dutch town of Vlissingen.

Activists from the Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza'

Image | 3 September, 2008 at 3:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza', and assisted by local land owners, halt the loading of illegally logged trees onto the 'Harbour Gemini' ship from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, in Paia inlet, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.

Greenpeace activists protest outside the

Image | 15 February, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists protest outside the opening of the France Afrique Summit in Cannes, a conference of heads of state of France and Africa. The activists climbed a crane and hung a banner reading "Non-pillage des Forêts Africaines," which...

A Greenpeace team has investigated and documented

Image | 24 August, 2006 at 3:00

A Greenpeace team has investigated and documented the forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, which have now become an annual phenomenon, thanks to the effects of unsustainable logging, and are the cause of a thick smog-like haze over the entire...

Forest fires in Sumatra

Image | 25 August, 2006 at 3:00

Forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, have now become an annual phenomenon, thanks to the effects of unsustainable logging, and are the cause of a thick smog-like haze over the entire region which threatens the health of millions of people and adds...

Papuans welcome the Greenpeace flagship

Image | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

Papuans welcome the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, which sailed into Papua, Indonesia, for the first time today on a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific, from illegal and destructive logging.

Map of Paradise Forests

Image | 26 February, 2006 at 23:59

Map of Paradise Forests

Greenpeace activists seal the entrance to

Image | 20 October, 2005 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists seal the entrance to Madrid's Queen Sofia Museum and declare it a forest crime scene.Greenpeace discovered that the museum's newly opened extension has been built using timber bought from companies involved in the illegal...

Greenpeace activists block a 135

Image | 3 August, 2005 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists block a 135-km illegal road, in the National Forest (Flona) of Altamira, a protected area created by the Brazilian Government in 1988. The road cuts directly through the National Forest and is used for illegal logging...

Activists being arrested by portuguese police

Image | 29 March, 2005 at 3:00

Activists being arrested by portuguese police. Greenpeace and Portuguese environmental group Quercus blockade the entrance to the Vicaima timber importing company near Porto in Portugal. The company is known to have imported timber from companies...

A Greenpeace activist (Tom McCabe) protests

Image | 4 December, 2002 at 2:00

A Greenpeace activist (Tom McCabe) protests against the APL Jade to highlight its cargo of illegal Brazilian mahogany outside the city of Miami.

Greenpeace activists deliver a section of

Image | 18 May, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists deliver a section of illegal Amazonian mahogany to the Consulate of the United States of America in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

A working sawmill

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 1:00

A working sawmill, believed to be illegal on the Lamandau River near Borneo's Tanjung Puting National Park, Indonesia

Stephen Campbell (R)

Image | 21 January, 2004 at 1:00

Stephen Campbell (R), Greenpeace International Campaigner speaks at a press briefing with fellow Indonesian NGO officials Hapsors of Tlelpak (L) and (C) Longgena Ginting from Walhi in Jakarta

Greenpeace discovers an illegal logging operation

Image | 21 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace discovers an illegal logging operation with at least 200km of roads serving the operation. Greenpeace activists paint the loggers barge with the message CRIME then uses it to blockade access to the sort yard.

Greenpeace activists enter the Veneta Legnami

Image | 30 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists enter the Veneta Legnami sawmill in the city of Carbonera, Northern Italy.

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to

Image | 30 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a mock gorilla with a banner that reads, No more illegal logging.Greenpeace has recently uncovered that the Council buys timber from illegal...

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Twelve Greenpeace activists onboard several

Image | 2 May, 2003 at 3:00

Twelve Greenpeace activists onboard several inflatables climb onto the stern of the 'Finnhawk' to unfold a banner that reads Ancient forest yesterday - paper today - Stop it

Greenpeace activists paint the slogan Forest

Image | 25 April, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists paint the slogan Forest Crime in Europe in protest against the ongoing destruction of European ancient forests in Finland and to call on European Ministers to make the right decisions to further ancient forest protection in...

Clearcut area in Central Chile.

Image | 1 May, 1998 at 2:00

Clearcut area in Central Chile.

Traditional forest dwellers blocked the

Image | 19 September, 2002 at 3:00

Traditional forest dwellers blocked the Jaracu river to protest against forest destruction.

African worker cuts tree in half in Ivory

Image | 1 May, 1989 at 3:00

African worker cuts tree in half in Ivory Coast ancient forest.

Indonesian Opposition Leader and Speaker

Image | 23 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesian Opposition Leader and Speaker of the House, Amien Rais (C) discusses enviornmental issues with NGO's aboard the Rainbow Warrior, in Jakarta.

Gorilla in an enclosure at Mefou National

Image | 26 November, 2006 at 2:00

Gorilla in an enclosure at Mefou National Park. The park is run by Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund to conserve and protect primates that are under threat from poaching and deforestation.

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale

Image | 1 October, 2006 at 3:00

Workers in the 'Coordination Provinciale pour la protection de l'environnement', an office which handles environmental affairs in the region. Officials have none of the necessary equipment to oversee the logging industry.

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic

Image | 22 October, 2006 at 3:00

Children sit on logs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 21 million hectares of the nation's rainforest are now allocated to the logging industry.

M

Image | 1 November, 2006 at 1:00

M-Real and Botnia mills in Kemi, Northern Finland, use wood from Finnish ancient forests.

Greenpeace team inspecting ancient trees

Image | 19 December, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace team inspecting ancient trees logged in Savukoski, Northern Finland.

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary

Image | 3 February, 2007 at 1:00

A bonobo swings on a tree in a bonobo sanctuary. Bonobos were the last of the great apes to be discovered and live exclusively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are considered to be man's closest relative and organise themselves in...

A log park in the Democratic Republic of

Image | 29 January, 2007 at 1:00

A log park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 21 million hectares of rainforest are currently allocated to the logging industry, an area nearly seven times the size of Belgium. Most of DRC's timber is exported to Europe, with France and Belgium...

Clearcut forest in Russia

Image | 26 September, 2006 at 17:19

Clearcut forest in Russia. Much of the timber from clearcuts like these are destined for Finland.

Local land owner and forestry activist

Image | 1 September, 2005 at 2:00

Local land owner and forestry activist, Sep Galeva (centre) and Greenpeace Team, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

Containers of plywood destined for Antwerp

Image | 5 February, 2004 at 1:00

Containers of plywood destined for Antwerp, Belgium waiting to be loaded on to a Maltese bulk carrier, the Greveno, anchored near the mouth of Lamandau River, Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Lulu John and Aeabi Sakas in the rainforest

Image | 1 August, 2003 at 3:00

Lulu John and Aeabi Sakas in the rainforest. They and their clan face an uncertain future as logging threatens to destroy their land. Elie, Middle Fly Distrct, Western Province, PNG

Greenpeace Japan holds a peaceful demonstration

Image | 2 September, 2004 at 3:00

Greenpeace Japan holds a peaceful demonstration in front of the headquarters of Oji Paper Co. and Nippon Paper Industries Co. with a life-size photo-banner of a Tasmanian tree-stump.

Greenpeace volunteers climb onto the cargo

Image | 19 March, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace volunteers climb onto the cargo ship the MV Greveno as it approaches Antwerp Harbour.

Greenpeace activists temporarily halt the

Image | 15 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists temporarily halt the loading of woodchips at Triabunna Port, Tasmania. The action escalates the environment group's campaign to stop the destruction of Tasmania's old growth forests and the export of ancient forest...

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 3:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia.

Greenpeace volunteers shut down the site

Image | 4 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace volunteers shut down the site of the new Home Office HQ at 2 Marsham St, Westminster, and declared it an ancient forest crime scene.

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 3:00

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace flagship SV Rainbow Warrior mark contentious timber imported from tropical rainforests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is campaigning to protect the world's remaining ancient forests.

SETAG employees taking the official marks

Image | 13 May, 2003 at 3:00

SETAG employees taking the official marks (signals) to the forest to begin the official demarcation of the land, which will be identified by clear signage and a visible border that will encompass over 1500 square kilometres of the Brazilian

Greenpeace activists boarding the MV Balaban

Image | 14 April, 2002 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists boarding the MV Balaban 1, a ship delivering illegally logged Amazon wood.

Clearcut of state

Image | 1 April, 1995 at 3:00

Clearcut of state-owned Finnish old growth forest.

Logging in Siberia.

Image | 1 September, 1993 at 3:00

Logging in Siberia.

Timber logged by the company Carolina

Image | 1 May, 1999 at 3:00

Timber logged by the company Carolina, in Itaquatiara. Amazon, Brazil.

Logging poses a serious threat to Russia's

Image | 1 April, 2000 at 3:00

Logging poses a serious threat to Russia's Snow Forests.

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