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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.

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