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When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?

Blog entry by Kiki Taufik | April 26, 2016

As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection.

Time for global business to stop profiting from Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Tica Minami | April 14, 2016

Huge hydropower dams in the Amazon rainforest aren't just bad for Indigenous communities, biodiversity and the climate – they're bad for the companies involved. Here's why. The Amazon is the world's largest remaining area of...

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | April 2, 2016

Last week, researchers announced the  first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino  in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures that have pushed this species to the brink of extinction are still very much in play. A rhino...

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

Blog entry by Tica Minami | March 29, 2016

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,...

In Indonesia, a new tool helps communities protect their land from fire

Blog entry by Teguh Surya | March 17, 2016

One morning in early 2009, Pak Manan a resident of Sungai Tohor, a coastal village on one of Indonesia’s islands in Riau, Sumatra, took his regular walk to community land about four kilometres away from the village. When he arrived he...

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | March 3, 2016

How ‘clean’ is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we’re releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping promises to stop deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil.  Take a look now to...

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | February 25, 2016

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

After 20 years, Canada's Great Bear Rainforest gets the protection it needs

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | February 3, 2016

At long last, today we celebrate the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest  – one of the largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests on earth. Greenpeace Canada began protesting against the destruction of the Great Bear...

We did it! Victory for China's giant pandas

Blog entry by Yi Lan | January 13, 2016

2016 has kicked off with great news for pandas. Back in October, Greenpeace East Asia revealed that China’s iconic giant pandas were under threat from rampant illegal logging in the world’s largest panda habitat. 'Loggers in...

7 wondrous facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | January 13, 2016

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest: there’s no other place like it on the planet. As one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests, some of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth are found here. It is also...

A surprising meeting with Fonterra

Blog entry by Russel Norman | December 9, 2015

In the very first high-level meeting between Greenpeace and Fonterra , Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings told me on Friday that Fonterra does not want to be implicated in deforestation in Indonesia. This is real progress and it was...

Meet the Indonesians taking climate action into their own hands

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | December 3, 2015

Just over a year ago, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of Indonesia - one of the biggest emitters along with the US, China and India - visited a local community affected by the forest fires and vowed to tackle the devastating crisis.

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 21, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 21, 2015

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

Indonesia’s fire crisis is a test of corporate commitment to forest protection

Publication | November 20, 2015 at 13:01

Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies, including Fonterra supplier Wilmar, is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

5 Times Drone Footage Revealed the Environmental Destruction We Couldn't See

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | November 18, 2015

Even when we’re making dramatic transformations to our world – through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use – it can be hard to see how large the scars we’re creating are.  That is, until you zoom out. ...

Here's why I'm celebrating Russia's fire ban

Blog entry by Anton 'Benny' Beneslavsky | November 16, 2015

Today the Russian government has banned the burning of dry grass on agricultural land and conservation areas. This might sound somewhat trivial, perhaps for those who have never witnessed a forest fire or had a chance to stand in...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 13, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

It’s time to end forest and peatland destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 11, 2015

I am a forest campaigner for Greenpeace. I’ve just returned to Christchurch from Indonesia and have bad news to report: Fires are raging through the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands again this year. Every year, these fires grow more...

Reduce consumption

Page | November 10, 2015 at 9:13

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Is Fonterra’s industrial dairying fuelling Indonesia's forest fires?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | November 9, 2015

Thanks to Fonterra, New Zealand is implicated in the catastrophic forest fires currently raging across Indonesia. Fonterra currently imports a third of the world’s palm kernel expeller (PKE) to feed its industrial dairying herds,...

4 Ways to stop Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | November 5, 2015

A brief spell of  rainfall  in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country…for now. Here are four ways to solve the stop the Indonesian forest fires once and for all. ...

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Blog entry by Rahmi Carolina | November 4, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland...

1.4 million Brazilians just stood up for Zero Deforestation

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | October 22, 2015

It was an historic moment. After three years of campaigning, a coalition of activists, celebrities and civil society representatives crowded into the Brazilian Congress last week. They were there to submit a bill calling for an end to...

The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires

Blog entry by Zamzami | October 7, 2015

The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. I flew from Jakarta and landed in the city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, in...

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Press release | October 6, 2015 at 10:42

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said:

Not Just Tuna

Hub | October 5, 2015 at 11:07

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“My land is not for sale.” One First Nation’s fight to save ancestral forest

Blog entry by Marie Moucarry | September 25, 2015

The Broadback Valley is one of the last intact forests in Quebec, Canada. For hundreds of kilometres, there’s not a road, not a clearcut, not a mine, not a power line, not a pipeline…just pure wilderness. And without protection,...

Reality check required on world's forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 17, 2015

Such is the gap between World Forestry Congresses (5 years) that it prompted one of the facilitators to describe it as the forestry sector's Olympics and World Cup rolled into one. Taking place in Durban last week, the United...

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal...

Blog entry by Marina Lacorte | September 11, 2015

For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival. As one community leader explains, “It's in the forest that lies our life. Without the forest, we...

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Blog entry by Zamzami | September 11, 2015

Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows. My wife and daughter should be at our home in...

How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

Blog entry by Achmad Saleh Suhada | August 21, 2015

The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'. In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest...

Company destroys plantations to protect forest

Blog entry by Awang Kuswara | August 18, 2015

This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction. “First they ignore...

Why International Tiger Day is about more than just saving tigers

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | July 29, 2015

International Tiger Day is a day to celebrate, raise awareness and protect the animals, and their natural habitat. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here are ways you can help. The lion may be the king of the jungle, but it’s the...

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

APRIL, pulp and paper giant ends its deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 4, 2015

Indonesian paper giant APRIL just agreed to stop pulping the rainforest. With so many companies trying to put deforestation behind them, will Indonesia's President Jokowi follow their lead? We've achieved so much together. ...

The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | May 21, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

Start your own petition

Hub | April 9, 2015 at 11:32

TOKO.org.nz is Aotearoa’s first ever people powered petition platform. It’s for you to use to make the change you want to see in the world. TOKO enables you to launch, run and deliver your own campaign petition on just about anything, with all...

People power the winner on the day

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | March 17, 2015

The battle to save an ancient kauri tree from execution-by -property developer is over: Something is still standing…and it’s certainly not the leg of the Auckland City Council. For several days the nation has been transfixed on...

What's the cost of standing up for fundamental rights in India?

Blog entry by Priya Pillai | January 16, 2015

Sunday marked yet another black day for fundamental rights in India. Though these charter of rights are enshrined in our constituion, my experience on Sunday morning at the Delhi airport show that these are not equally accessible to...

Saving Peatland With the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | November 28, 2014

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

The Soya Moratorium lives on – but what will follow after it?

Blog entry by Richard George | November 28, 2014

For eight years, the  Soya Moratorium  has protected the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.  It has just been renewed for the eighth time . But what happens when it ends for good, 18 months from now? The Soya Moratorium was...

Momentum Builds for No Deforestation Palm Oil

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | November 26, 2014

By now you know the problem: a rapidly expanding palm oil industry, eating up forests, draining carbon-rich peatlands, and sparking conflict with local people and workers. But if you had to guess at what is turning out to be a key...

7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | October 23, 2014

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

6 myths Indonesia's biggest forest destroyer wants you to believe

Blog entry by Richardg | July 14, 2014

Pulp and paper company APRIL, along with its sister companies, is the greatest threat to the Indonesian rainforest. But these destructive companies are telling fibs to stop their customers deserting them. Here are APRIL's six biggest...

6 reasons stopping deforestation (still) matters

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 15, 2014

Over the past few years, we’ve gained significant ground in getting major companies to move toward forest-friendly business models. You might think that means deforestation is beginning to be a thing of the past. We want it to be.

FSC at a Crossroads

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | May 13, 2014

Greenpeace considers the Forest Stewardship Council to be the only credible global certification standard for good forest management. There are many reasons for this, but it is mostly because FSC is a three-chamber system that has...

Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

Blog entry by Richardg | May 12, 2014

The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and...

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