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Our disappearing forests

Page | April 3, 2007 at 2:23

We are destroying the world’s precious ancient forests at an unprecedented rate. An area of natural forest the size of a soccer pitch is cut down every two seconds.

Suppliers: Get into the Good Wood Guide

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:43

Greenpeace has produced the Good Wood Guide as a response to public queries about where to buy good wood and what timber species to avoid. Illegal and destructively harvested wood is cheap and is undercutting the good wood market. However,...

Certification

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:51

Credible certification gives a guarantee that a forest or plantation is 'well-managed' and meeting recognised international environmental and social standards.

Ecoforestry

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:53

Ecotimber is harvested from community based ecoforestry operations. Ecoforestry allows local communities to earn money by harvesting timber and other products from the forest in a way that ensures the long-term integrity of the forest's...

The New Zealand connection

Page | November 28, 2006 at 1:03

While the New Zealand Government has set a positive example by banning logging in old growth forests on public land, unfortunately it still allows imports of illegally logged timber from our Asian and Pacific neighbours.

What is illegal logging?

Page | November 28, 2006 at 1:04

Logging is illegal when the timber is harvested, processed, transported, brought or sold in violation of national laws.

North America

Page | November 29, 2006 at 0:37

The ancient forests of North America are extremely diverse. They include the boreal forest belt stretching between Newfoundland and Alaska, the coastal temperate rainforest of Alaska and Western Canada, and the myriad of residual pockets of...

Amazon

Page | January 9, 2007 at 3:25

The largest remaining tropical forest in the world, the Amazon rainforest is as large as Western Europe or the whole of the US. It actually covers 5 percent of the world's land and extends over some 6.5 million square kilometres.

Africa

Page | November 29, 2006 at 21:52

The central African Forest of the Great Apes is second in size only to the Amazon rainforest and is the most species rich place in Africa. It is home to an astonishing number of animal and plant species.

Good Wood Guide

Page | March 6, 2008 at 3:30

Greenpeace and the Indonesia Human Rights Committee have produced a Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers, which ranks leading outdoor furniture retailers in New Zealand on their policies and practice on eliminating the sale of...

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