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Fight for PNG’s stolen forests

Image gallery | 26 July, 2012

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...

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...

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...

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.

M

Image | 1 November, 2006 at 1:00

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

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.

A woman from a forest dependant community

Image | 20 October, 2006 at 2:00

A woman from a forest dependant community gathers firewood. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in this region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found

Image | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

Timber trader Gus Kouwenhoven has been found guilty of arms smuggling in war-torn Liberia.

Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Sam Moko talks

Image | 31 May, 2006 at 13:02

Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Sam Moko talks to Rimbunan Hijau security guards while attempting to deliver Rimbunan Hijau with the Golden Chainsaw Award.

A Rimbunan Hijau security guard asks Greenpeace

Image | 31 May, 2006 at 13:00

A Rimbunan Hijau security guard asks Greenpeace activists to leave the Rimbunan Hijau office when they tried to present the company with the Golden Chainsaw award.

Men

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:42

Men, women and children carry the eco-timber out of the forest, to a waiting barge. Eco-timber is milled on the spot where the tree was felled, thus causing minimal damage to the forest.

Sep Galeva

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:36

Sep Galeva, of the Kuni tribe, invited Greenpeace and other organisations to help the people of Lake Murray establish eco-forestry projects. Sep is pictured as the first eco-timber shipment is loaded onto a barge.

The GFRS volunteers and landowners rescued

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:30

The GFRS volunteers and landowners rescued this barge from the bottom of Lake Murray. It was restored and decorated before being loaded with the first shipment of local eco-timber.

The first shipment of eco

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 2:00

The first shipment of eco-timber from Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea, sets off. Greenpeace and other organisations has spent the past three months in PNG, training Lake Murray landowners to start a small-scale, community -run eco-timber business.

The Fly River

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:30

The Fly River, near Lake Murray in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The run-off from destructive and illegal logging pollutes these waterways.

Beautiful Lake Murray

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:27

Beautiful Lake Murray, in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea. The forests in this region are under threat from illegal and destructive logging.

A dramatic view of the sky and Lake Murray

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:24

A dramatic view of the sky and Lake Murray.

Collecting wood to build a house in Kubut

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:22

Collecting wood to build a house in Kubut Village.

Men from the Catfish Clan navagate through

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:19

Men from the Catfish Clan navagate through reeds as they depart for a hunting camp on the banks of Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

A boy from the Catfish clan with a praying

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:17

A boy from the Catfish clan with a praying mantis on his head in Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:14

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she weaves a traditional basket. Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea -

Villagers await the arrival of a small plane

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:11

Villagers await the arrival of a small plane at Lake Murray's airstrip.

A flower in Kubut Village

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:09

A flower in Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea

Men chop down a tree chosen as suitable for

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 10:42

Men chop down a tree chosen as suitable for canoe making. Boats are the main form of transport in the Lake Murray region.

GFRS volunteer Anne Klaasen

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 10:30

GFRS volunteer Anne Klaasen, from The Netherlands, poses in a canoe on Lake Murray. The pictured was published used in a photo spread in a Dutch magazine.

Foresters work on establishing a baseline

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:51

Foresters work on establishing a baseline at Mumus camp. From the baseline, the foresters sample the harvestable trees in a small portion of the forest management area. This sample of between 1-5% of the area gives a good picture of the variety...

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:46

Japanese volunteer Yu Shirai (r) and Dutch volunteer Klaas De Jong hug a tree as they help out with forest demarcation in Mumus, by measuring the diameter of a tree.

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:42

Sago leaves silhoueted against the sky at Mumus, Lake Murray

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 10:37

Volunteers travel around Lake Murray, to assist in the boundary marking of tribal land. The Global Forest Rescue Station began after Lake Murray landowners invited Greenpeace and our partners to help set up sustainable ecoforestry practices in...

Meal preparation at Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 9:13

Meal preparation at Lake Murray. Sago, taro, and fruits are all harvested from the 'forest supermarket'. Protein is acquired by hunting wild pigs, birds, wallabies and deer. Fish are caught from the lake. When the villagers have money, rice,...

Jammy shows off a tasty snack

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 9:08

Jammy shows off a tasty snack - sago grubs. Sago forms a staple part of the Lake Murray diet.

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:58

Children playing on the shore of Lake Murray. Eco-forestry initiatives in the region will help pay for the education of these youngsters.

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:55

Villagers carry parts of a mobile saw mill. The portable mill will be used by the Lake Murray tribes who are preparing to start their own eco-forestry business.

People travel on a canoe at sunset

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:52

People travel on a canoe at sunset, near the Ogia village. Some clans have a motor boat. Most families build their own dug-out canoe.

Jammy carries a wild pig

Image | 15 May, 2006 at 8:42

Jammy carries a wild pig. The people of Lake Murray region live a largely subsistence lifestyle, hunting and gathering food and growing their own sago crop.

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 10:14

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...

Activists ask a pertinent question as the

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 9:58

Activists ask a pertinent question as the MV Ardhianto unloads plywood from the Paradise Forests ion to the dock at Yokohama harbour.

Local land owners attend a meeting on Forest

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 7:16

Local land owners attend a meeting on Forest Management, Lake Murray area, PNG

Local land owners

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 7:09

Local land owners, Greenpeace activists and volunteers look at demarcation maps at the Global Forest Rescue Station.

Children walking through a village in Lake

Image | 10 May, 2006 at 2:00

Children walking through a village in Lake Murray. The income from community eco-forestry initiatives will help fund education in the region.

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