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What happened when we demanded that publishers hear the voices of 500,000 of you

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 19 June, 2017

More than half a million people have stood up for free speech and for the Canadian boreal forest, raising their voices to call on the largest global publishers to pay attention and be our allies.  We bound the signatures in a...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 6 June, 2017 1 comment

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

The value of ancient forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 20 December, 2013

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

The Solution

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

Though not significant global producers, palm oil has a long and rich history in Africa and the lives and traditions of local communities on the continent. When done sustainably and within well-managed and diverse agroforestry systems, the...

Threats

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

In the DRC, rainforest covers 86 million hectares (about 40 percent of the country). Around 70 percent, or 60 million hectares, of the rainforest is threatened by logging.

Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

Blog entry by Paul Winn | 30 July, 2012 2 comments

A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating, a new Greenpeace Australia Pacific report has revealed. PNG is a nation rich in forests, which have...

Fight for PNG’s stolen forests

Image gallery | 26 July, 2012

Chronicle of forests destruction?

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule, Greenpeace Africa | 15 May, 2012

A visit to an ‘artisanal’ logging operation. We are at the gate of an artisanal logging operation where military guards are in charge of the security. “Stop! Where do you come from and who are you?” The armed military    asks.

Forest destruction in Sumatra

Image | 16 October, 2010 at 13:23

16 October 2010 - Indonesia. The destruction of natural rainforest to make way for plantations to produce pulp paper, in Rimba Hutan Mas logging concession, Sumatra. The plantations for paper are owned by Asia Pulp and paper (APP), the paper arm...

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

Feature story | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

After seven years of Greenpeace pressure, government-owned logging company Metsähallitus has agreed to leave the tall trees of northern Lapland standing, and with them, the livelihood of the Sámi people.

Amazon Cattle Footprint, Mato Grosso: State of Destruction

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 10:08

These Greenpeace maps show that cattle ranching is the primary driver of deforestation in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso.

Activists with 'forbidden-cattle' signs in the Green Forever reserve

Image | 18 January, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists hang “forbidden-cattle signs” in the Green Forever reserve that has recently been illegally deforested area for cattle farming in Porto de Moz, Para, Brazil. The protest is against the lack of reserve protection created four...

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | 12 December, 2008 at 1:00

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

EU forest bail out falls short

Feature story | 17 October, 2008 at 2:00

Forest destruction is costing the global economy US $2 to $5 trillion per year — more than Wall Street has lost since the start of the current financial crisis. After stalling for years, the European Commission has finally come out with a...

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.

European Logging Company Exposed for Tax Scams in the Congo; says Greenpeace

Press release | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

A new Greenpeace International investigative report, "Conning the Congo", launched today, reveals tax evasion by one of the main logging companies operating in the region, exposing how industrial logging is not only a key force in climate...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | 30 July, 2008 at 2:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

First shipment of Lake Murray eco-timber arrives in Australia

Feature story | 28 February, 2008 at 1:00

A shipping container filled with sawn timber from an eco-forestry project in Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has arrived in Sydney, Australia.

Illegal logging

Background | 30 January, 2008 at 16:50

The world's ancient forests are in crisis. A staggering 80 percent have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging.

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 17:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

Greenpeace urges European and African leaders to act against deforestation and...

Press release | 7 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace International today urged political leaders from Europe and Africa, attending a joint summit in Lisbon, to play an active role in ending tropical deforestation which accounts for roughly one-fifth of global greenhouse emissions.

Greenpeace launches landmark proposal for reducing tropical deforestation at Bali...

Press release | 4 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a landmark proposal for reducing, and ultimately stopping, tropical deforestation while preserving forest biodiversity and respecting indigenous peoples’ rights. The initiative was launched at a side event of the Bali...

Life in the forest

Background | 26 October, 2007 at 18:24

Few places can match the biodiversity of the Paradise Forests for volume, variety and biological importance.

Brazilian government gives in to loggers and leaves Greenpeace activists trapped in...

Press release | 17 October, 2007 at 2:00

A mob of 300 loggers trapped eight Greenpeace activists in an office of the Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) in the Amazon. The loggers demanded Greenpeace hand over a dead Brazil nut tree, collected yesterday with government...

Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:18

The Rainbow Warrior is sailing through the Paradise Forests, the fastest logged forest area on Earth, on a “Forest Crime Patrol” to stop destructive and illegal logging and offer community based solutions to industrial logging.

Greenpeace launches Forest Defenders Camp in Indonesia

Press release | 9 October, 2007 at 2:00

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...

China Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

Every second tropical tree traded in the world is sent to China, where it is processed into cheap furniture, flooring and plywood for local use or for export to Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.Much of the wood comes from the...

Global Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) is the base camp for marking the boundaries of the Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribal lands around Lake Murray, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

World Bank Group finances company involved in the illegal destruction of the Congo...

Press release | 29 August, 2007 at 2:00

The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) is financing a Singapore-based trading group - OLAM International Ltd - which has been involved in trading illegal timber in one of the world's last major rainforests in remote areas of the...

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam (UPDATED!)

Feature story | 21 August, 2007 at 2:00

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the...

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

An urgent message from PNG forests

Feature story | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Delegates of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) received a surprise message today. Greenpeace activists unfurled a huge banner reading "ITTO Stop Forest Destruction" outside their hotel.

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | 17 April, 2007 at 2:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Carving Up The Congo - Part 4

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 4

Carving Up The Congo - Part 3

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 3

Carving Up The Congo - Part 2

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Part 2

Carving Up The Congo - Part 1

Publication | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

Climate change caused by atmospheric buildup of greenhouse gases is the greatest threat the world faces today. Global emissions from tropical deforestation alone contribute up to 25 percent of total annual human-induced CO2 emissions to the...

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

Forest reform in the DRC: how the World Bank is failing to learn the lessons from...

Publication | 15 February, 2007 at 1:00

The World Bank is presenting its DRC forest sector reform as a means of promoting sustainable forest management, increasing state revenue and - above all - helping to alleviate poverty. A new forest code was adopted in 2002 and related...

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...

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty

Image | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty Arch wing of the Cabinet Office in London. Greenpeace were protesting the use of illegally logged rainforest timber in the building's refurbishment.

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...

Greenpeace team inspecting ancient trees

Image | 19 December, 2006 at 1:00

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

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.

Europe fuelling Canadian forest destruction

Feature story | 9 November, 2006 at 1:00

Italy is a long way from the giant ancient Boreal forest that stretches across Canada. Despite the distance that separates them however, people buying Kimberly-Clark products in Italy and many other European countries are inadvertently helping to...

M

Image | 1 November, 2006 at 1:00

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

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