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Ken’s desperate phone call to Mattel about Barbie

Blog entry by Laura K | July 6, 2011

Ken’s picked up the phone. And now we’d like you to drop Mattel a call too. It’s been nearly a month now since Barbie’s secret deforestation habit was revealed to Ken in a shocking interview that has now been seen by over 1.3...

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by Laura K. | June 16, 2011

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way.  Ken’s video interview  that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

How Barbie Broke Ken’s Heart: Her Indonesian Deforestation Habit

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 9, 2011

Yes it’s true, Ken has dumped Barbie – he’s upset since he discovered that she’s intent on trashing rainforests and pushing critically-endangered wildlife, like tigers, towards extinction. Heartbroken Ken decided to take dramatic...

2011: The year of forests for people – and people for forests

Blog entry by John Bowler | February 3, 2011

The United Nations has labelled 2011 the International Year of Forests. The slogan is “Celebrating Forests for People”. It's a nice slogan. But does it mean anything? Will it bring us closer to protecting the forests and the...

Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | December 20, 2010

Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the...

Shattered Dreams of the Amazon

Blog entry by Amanda | November 8, 2010

Setting off for the flyover aboard the Greenpeace Cessna plane. The Plane was purchased for Greenpeace by a very special donor and has been invaluable in allowing the Amazon team to monitor and report on deforestation, exposing the...

When the last tree is cut...

Blog entry by JulietteH | November 1, 2010

There's a proverb that says: "When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find out that we can't eat money." Looking at this photo by Daniel Beltrá, I am...

Prince Charles visits Greenpeace at Glastonbury

Blog entry by Kathy | June 28, 2010

Among the chaos and the commotion came the cavalry. Flanked by important large men and a frenzied royal press, the future British King had arrived at the biggest festival on Earth . And not only that, at the Greenpeace field. For...

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 5, 2009

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions. Last week a...

The long, hard slog to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Nick | April 6, 2009

A victory we won in 2006 has come to fruition this month. Tamara Stark, now the communications director at our office in the UK was one of the Greenpeace forest campaigners who won protection for Canada's Great Bear rainforest. She...

Australian bushfires

Blog entry by Kathy | February 10, 2009

The worst bushfires in Australia's history have wreaked havoc and destroyed entire towns. As the Australian bushfire crisis enters its fourth day, the fires continue to rage and the death toll continues to climb. Survivors are...

Putting soya impacts on the map

Blog entry by Nick | January 27, 2009

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the...

NZ Good Wood Guide launched for XMAS

Blog entry by Nick | December 17, 2008

Orang-utans are an endangered forest species. We must protect the forest to save them. Following the release of our online shop , and to further help you in your quest for ECO gifts, today we launched the Greenpeace NZ Good...

Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

Blog entry by Nick | October 22, 2008

Jamie is blogging from aboard the Esperanza as they travel through Indonesia as part of the Forests For Climate tour .. and you can now follow their progress on Google Earth! Just download this Googe Earth layer and you can see...

Stopping forest destruction in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Nick | September 4, 2008

Kila Oumabe shows Greenpeace China forest campaigner Yi Lan how a local medicinal plant has a painful sting. This stinging nettle is used to take away the pain of childbirth by application to the small of a woman's back. IN PORT...

Who was your forest love?

Blog entry by Nick | July 30, 2008

Everyone loves the forests ... but you might be surprised to know just how far some people are willing to go. Greenpeace International have just released a rather raunchy spoof of a video put out by the European Commission. To get you...

Timber companies shift to save the forests

Blog entry by Francois | July 29, 2008

Forests are the lungs of the Earth, we know that. But, the world’s ancient forests also provide the world with water, shape the world’s climate and support as much as 90 per cent of the earth’s land-based plant and animals. They are...

Dove parody gets results on Unilever palm oil policy

Blog entry by Nick | May 2, 2008

Dove advert The Greenpeace campaign in Europe (that started with the Dove parody ) to get Unilever to stop using the rainforest damaging palm oil has returned quick results. Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be...

Dove Onslaught(er)

Blog entry by Nick | April 22, 2008

This video supports a campaign being run by Greenpeace in Europe against the use of palm oil by Unilever, the makers of Dove beauty products. Unilever are buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy Indonesia's rainforests.... ...

Is your outdoor furniture forest friendly?

Blog entry by Nick | February 7, 2008

Ever wonder where your beautiful BBQ table came from? Today Greenpeace NZ along with the Indonesia Human Rights Committee released a new ' Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers '. It shows that the majority of outdoor...

The palm oil industry promises reform, but there’s still no sign of change

Blog entry by Bagus Kusuma | December 7, 2017

It was ten years ago that Greenpeace first published an investigation into Indonesia’s palm oil industry. We showed that the world’s biggest brands got their palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforests - threatening...

Looking back on 2011

Video | December 20, 2011 at 8:07

A year of action led campaigning in 2011.

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...

Photos that inspired millions to take action

Blog entry by Sudhanshu Malhotra | August 19, 2016

On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power. It’s a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months.

Corporations in the Forest

Page | February 28, 2006 at 22:52

Illegal and destructive logging is rife throughout the Paradise Forests. One of the greatest challenges is the need to improve law enforcement, including the elimination of corruption and bribery amongst companies and government officials.

Our work in Paradise

Page | November 13, 2007 at 22:48

Greenpeace has been working in the Paradise Forests for over a decade exposing illegal and destructive logging and working with local communities to reclaim their traditional lands and create sustainable solutions. Our work has seen us confront...

If the crackdown on protest at sea is so popular, why the shady meetings?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 10, 2013

Today, the Herald trotted out a piece based on some polling they’ve done, about the recent crackdown on protesting at sea. We’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the responses people were offered, and the actual question.

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...

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar and Nathan Argent | March 1, 2012

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood”. These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today, we’ve released proof...

Yet more proof that Asia Pulp and Paper's green claims don’t stack up

Blog entry by jamie | February 17, 2012

Another blow has been delivered to the credibility of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) - the parent company of NZ brand Cottonsoft - thanks to some excellent work by WWF . In a survey of the certification bodies that APP regularly references...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | December 19, 2011

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – parent company of New Zealand's Cottonsoft brand and the company doing so much...

Eyes of the Forest see through greenwash

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 14, 2011

Today, a new investigative report reveals how Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) – the notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer – is continuing its destruction of natural tropical forest and drainage of peat soils to make its pulp and paper...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 8, 2011

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

Fonterra climate crimes: The true price of Fonterra milk

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 4, 2011

The carbon footprint of New Zealand milk could be much larger than Fonterra claims. A new report released today reveals that Fonterra’s continued use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) as a supplementary feed on dairy farms could...

Cottonsoft find it hard to fess up to being a rainforest destroyer

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 24, 2011

This week APP/Cottonsoft fired their latest public relations salvo to hide the fact they are destroying rainforests in Indonesia to make throw away paper products. They claimed that tests by one of the world's most respected fibre...

New Cottonsoft PR offensive firing blanks

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 23, 2011

There's been a new development in our campaign to get the rainforest out of Cottonsoft toilet paper . With the help of ex National Party MP Katherine Rich in her role as head of the Food and Grocery Council, Cottonsoft/ Asia Pulp...

Destroying our precious rainforests certainly isn't the Weedons Way!

Blog entry by Siana Fitzjohn | November 11, 2011

Toilet paper is a handy little luxury that in addition to our conventional use has made its appearance in pranks, papier mache models and mummy outfits for Halloween. Kids know better than anyone all the ways in which we can use ...

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | November 8, 2011

A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer and owner of the NZ Cottonsoft toilet paper brand , has lost more customers. Lots of big clients have walked away because APP keeps...

Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 25, 2011

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. But after an extremely intense...

Cottonsoft's 'green' labeling called into question

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 21, 2011

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood and paper products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation...

Barbie and the Bog Roll – the Rainforest connection

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 6, 2011

Today, toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction. The move follows a Greenpeace investigation which revealed that packaging for Mattel toys...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 28, 2011

Latest news about Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owners of New Zealand based Cottonsoft . Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness...

Bad times for APP and Cottonsoft just got worse

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 26, 2011

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for...

Cottonsoft’s hollow words

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 24, 2011

As the war of words continues , it would seem that Cottonsoft’s most recent statement has as much integrity as a sand castle at high tide. Following the release of our toilet paper investigation, which exposed links between...

Cottonsoft turns on the green wash but has it revealed too much?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 23, 2011

Yesterday we released results of forensic testing we’ve done that directly links Cottonsoft toilet paper with the destruction of Indonesian rainforest.  Cottonsoft is owned by notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP),...

Investigation links NZ’s Cottonsoft toilet paper to death of Sumatran tigers

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 22, 2011

UPDATE : After receiving almost 2000 emails from concerned kiwis The Warehouse has announced it will suspend all orders of Cottonsoft products. People power works!   The wholesale destruction of Indonesian rainforests...

'You are just scum': APP staff resort to personal insults about Greenpeace campaigners

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 19, 2011

One of Asia Pulp and Paper's Australian companies has been caught in an embarrassing PR incident, in which clumsy personal attacks on Greenpeace campaigners and others have been traced back to its staff. While our global focus has...

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP?

Blog entry by Andy - Greenpeace UK | August 1, 2011

Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage also...

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