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Dam collapse in Brazil destroys towns and turns river into muddy wasteland

Blog entry by Bruno Weis | 17 November, 2015 9 comments

On Thursday, November 5th, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Over 25,000 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud –...

Greenpeace joins the Munduruku to protest damming of the Tapajós

Press release | 21 March, 2016 at 2:01

Munduruku Indigenous Land, Pará state, Brazil, 21 March 2016 – Greenpeace Brazil activists have joined forces with Munduruku Indigenous leaders to protest the Brazilian government's plans to build a mega dam complex in the Tapajós River, in the...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 17:31

Porto do Moz, Brazil, 4 April 2012 - Greenpeace today joined 300 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in a floating general assembly on the Jaraucu River to demand an end to forest destruction in the Verde Para Sempre Extractive Reserve (1).

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | 7 May, 2009 at 2:00

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Climate meeting in Bonn: save the forests, but don't cheapen carbon

Feature story | 30 March, 2009 at 2:00

If we're to have a hope of saving our planet from runaway climate change, we need to make it expensive for industry to emit carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, and we need to make it profitable for countries like Brazil, Indonesia, and...

One year after Nestlé committed to giving rainforests a break – what has been achieved?

Feature story | 23 May, 2011 at 12:50

It’s now been one year since pressure from thousands of people around the world convinced the world’s largest food and drink company - Nestlé - to give Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants a break by removing products responsible for...

Damn the dam: The threat one mega-dam poses to the Amazon and those who live there

Blog entry by Tica Minami | 21 March, 2016 4 comments

The Tapajós River – in the heart of the Amazon –  is home to thousands of people and incomparable biodiversity. But all that could change if a proposed mega-dam project moves forward. At the moment you’re reading this,...

10 years ago, the Amazon was being bulldozed for soy. Then everything changed.

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 10 May, 2016 3 comments

This week – after months of negotiation and uncertainty – the Brazilian government, the soy industry and civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, indefinitely renewed an agreement keeping huge swathes of Amazon rainforest...

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Feature story | 3 October, 2009 at 2:00

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions.

Global protests grow as KFC bosses sit in stunned silence

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 7 June, 2012

The past 10 days have seen a growing chorus of protests aimed at KFC’s destructive packaging while the company has remained totally silent over what action it will take to cut the infamous Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) out of its supply...

APP customers start to take action as we deliver evidence to police in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 2 March, 2012 10 comments

It's been a momentous 24 hours since we released the results of our investigation into Asia Pulp and Paper's illegal timber scandal.  While we in Greenpeace are best known for our direct actions, it's our investigation work that...

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia’s remaining rainforests

Press release | 5 February, 2013 at 9:58

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

Greenpeace letter to April

Publication | 5 February, 2013 at 10:10

APP, part of the Sinar Mas group, is one of just two global pulp and paper producers in Indonesia that has relied on rainforest fibre for its products used by household brands across the world. Greenpeace has today written to the CEO of APRIL...

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | 25 February, 2014 3 comments

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment: Protect Paradise. Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

Publication | 24 September, 2007 at 2:00

The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing...

Latest: KFC campaign goes global

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

This week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it’s supply chain. All week Greenpeace activists have been taking the message to KFC while thousands of...

How Sinar Mas is expanding its empires of destruction

Publication | 29 July, 2010 at 2:25

Sinar Mas group is notorious for its destruction of millions of hectares of Indonesian rainforest, peatland and wildlife habitat. Two divisions within the group lead the destruction: pulp and palm oil. Recently, the group has diversified into coal.

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | 18 June, 2000 at 2:00

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,...

Every day is forest day at Greenpeace

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, UN Forests Hero, Campaigner | 21 March, 2013 4 comments

Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings may help our...

Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé's sourcing of palm oil from from the company Sinar Mas- responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforests and peatlands- threatens already endangered orang-utans with extinction and is accelerating climate change.

Protection Money

Publication | 23 November, 2010 at 10:00

How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.

Greenpeace response to Sinar Mas ‘verification exercise’:

Press release | 10 August, 2010 at 12:04

Jakarta, Indonesia, 10 August 2010 -- Greenpeace today responded to notorious rainforest destroyer Sinar Mas’ self-styled 'verification exercise':

Under fire forest destroyer caught breaking promises

Press release | 29 July, 2010 at 3:01

A new Greenpeace investigation into the operations of Sinar Mas group, one the most notorious destroyers of Indonesia’s rainforests, reveals how it is continuing to break its own environmental commitments on protecting forests and peatland.

Indonesia's Rainforests and Climate Change

Publication | 23 November, 2009 at 1:00

Forest destruction accounts for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s trains, planes and cars put together; world leaders must agree a robust plan to end global deforestation before 2020.

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 February, 2013 25 comments

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

KFC’s secret cookbook is a recipe for disaster for the rainforest

Blog entry by Ian Duff | 6 June, 2012 6 comments

So KFC has been at it again – cookin’ up and revealin’ secrets with the publication of what the company calls the Colonel’s long-lost secret recipes. This smokescreen coming out of the Colonel’s kitchen is to distract the public...

Illegal logging, contract cancellations fuel investor flight from APP

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner,Greenpeace Canada | 4 May, 2012 4 comments

The notorious company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), linked to illegal logging and the clearance of Sumatran tiger habitat, today suffered another massive blow with Canadian investment giant Mackenzie Investments announcing that it has...

One year on: the good and bad of Indonesia’s forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 8 May, 2012

As an Indonesian, and an experienced political campaigner working for Greenpeace, I have felt the full range of emotions in recent years as I’ve fought to protect my country’s forests with my Greenpeace colleagues, friends from other...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 1 November, 2011 33 comments

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | 13 October, 2011 4 comments

John Sauven the Exeuctive Director of Greenpeace UK chats to Prince Charles during the Glastonbury music festival in 2010. Image: Vanessa Miles. In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive...

Massive land grab of Papua New Guinea’s remaining forests results in violence against...

Blog entry by Sam Moko, Forest Campaigner in Papua New Guinea | 14 October, 2011 6 comments

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the few places on earth where indigenous people still control their land, with just three percent of the country controlled by the government or private enterprise. Customary ownership is partly...

“We are people already sold” say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International | 6 October, 2011 5 comments

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

"I'm the eye of the tiger"

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin, Greenpeace Indonesia | 22 September, 2011 8 comments

Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs from a natural forest on the first day of the "tiger tour", where they will travel through Sumatra to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. Image: Ulet...

Daily news: Marine life contamination spreads off Fukushima and Brazil opens...

Blog entry by Oriana L | 26 May, 2011

Top news: Radioactive contamination off Fukushima is on the rise; Switzerland drops plans for new nuclear reactors; Greenpeace Africa launches energy[r]evolution; Brazil’s approval Forest Code lifts anti-deforestation measures. ...

The Great Bear Rainforest – A ‘Greenprint’ ten years in the making

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa, Forest campaigner, Canada | 4 April, 2011

The United Nations declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests. While a celebratory moment, it also sheds a much needed spotlight on the significant deforestation that continues around the world. Our campaigns in Indonesia, the...

Green forestry labels PEFC & SFI called into question

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues, Greenpeace International | 17 October, 2011 5 comments

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation of our...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | 3 October, 2011 10 comments

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | 27 September, 2011 5 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

Daily News: Barbie’s deforestation habits get her dumped - World Oceans Day marked by...

Blog entry by Kamila P | 8 June, 2011 1 comment

Top News: Ken breaks up with Barbie over her packaging; Greenpeace protests against nuclear waste transport; Australia bans live cattle exports to Indonesia due to the unethical treatment of animals; UK researchers develop bin shaming...

2011: The year of forests for people – and people for forests

Blog entry by John Bowler | 2 February, 2011 4 comments

Greenpeace activists work with the Deni people of the Amazon. Image: Greenpeace / Daniel Beltrá The United Nations has labelled 2011 the International Year of Forests. The slogan is “Celebrating Forests for People”. It's a nice...

Victory: Burger King drops forest destroyer Sinar Mas!

Blog entry by Rolf Skaar - Forest Campaigner Greenpeace USA | 2 September, 2010 1 comment

Burger King is 'Cutter King' no longer! Don’t blink or you’ll miss news from the fast-moving campaign to protect the Paradise Forests !  Last week, after Greenpeace campaigned from New York to California, Burger King said it...

Do orang-utan's party when their forests are saved?

Blog entry by Brian | 18 May, 2010 4 comments

OK peeps, help us settle a discussion we had in the office yesterday about how we're visually celebrating our win of the Kit Kat campaign.  (You know, the one where Nestlé agreed to stop buying palm oil from those who level Indonesian...

Daily News: Greenpeace ships in Arctic stand-off, climate activists climb Chicago...

Blog entry by Oriana L | 25 May, 2011

Top news: Greenpeace ships protest against oil drilling in Greenland; Micronesia enters legal fight against Czech coal plant; EU agrees on nuclear stress tests; debate over Forest Code continues in Brazil; US climate activists climb...

Nothing but paper tigers in Indonesia? If APP has its way.

Blog entry by An Lambrechts, Forest Campaigner | 18 November, 2010 1 comment

Greenpeace Activists with faces painted like tigers protest inside the International Pulp and Paper Awards in Brussels November 16th, where they awarded the 'Golden Chainsaw 2010' to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) for 30 years of forest...

'In the middle of the Amazon Basin, people have no water to drink'

Blog entry by Rodrigo Baléia, Photographer | 11 November, 2010 2 comments

Rodrigo Baléia has been photographing the Amazon Basin for the past decade. He has become accustomed to the constrasts embodied by this unique region and through his lens he has captured both the beauty and the destruction of the...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | 25 October, 2010 5 comments

( Watch ' Saving Sumatra' ) Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of...

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Blog entry by Laura K. | 29 July, 2010 5 comments

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of...

Daily news: 7.1 magnitude quake hits Japan; McKinsey advice is not effective in...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 8 April, 2011

Top News: Greenpeace keeps on going its monitoring activity around Fukushima; Areva faces some issues in Germany; McKinsey advice is not effective in halting rainforest destruction. #Fukushima: German , Chinese and Philippine...

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