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Purchasing guide

Page | January 11, 2007 at 3:42

Before you go shopping and buy wood products, use the guide below to check you are buying forest friendly wood.

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

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.

The end of kwila

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 0:00

The demand for high end luxury flooring and furniture in China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other markets is driving the tree species, merbau (known in Indonesia as kwila), to commercial extinction.

Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

Publication | September 24, 2007 at 0:00

The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing...

China Forest Rescue Station

Page | October 8, 2007 at 23:35

Every second tropical tree traded in the world is sent to China, where it is processed into cheap furniture, flooring and plywood for local use or for export to Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.Much of the wood comes from the...

Global Forest Rescue Station

Page | October 8, 2007 at 23:35

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) is the base camp for marking the boundaries of the Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribal lands around Lake Murray, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

Rainbow Warrior

Page | October 10, 2007 at 0:18

The Rainbow Warrior is sailing through the Paradise Forests, the fastest logged forest area on Earth, on a “Forest Crime Patrol” to stop destructive and illegal logging and offer community based solutions to industrial logging.

Working together - our partners in Paradise

Page | October 10, 2007 at 0:19

Greenpeace is working with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and local groups on the eco-forestry initiative in Lake Murray. These groups include:

Solutions

Page | October 27, 2007 at 3:24

Amongst the destruction, there is a new hope in parts of the Paradise Forests. Greenpeace is working with communities to take back their land and to create a viable living from ecologically sustainable solutions.

Life in the forest

Page | October 27, 2007 at 3:24

Few places can match the biodiversity of the Paradise Forests for volume, variety and biological importance.

Indonesian forest destruction dammed

Feature story | October 30, 2007 at 19:58

Our volunteers and local forest communities have halted swamp forest destruction in Sumatra, Indonesia, by damming five canals. The damming stops the peatland from drying out and releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide.

Indonesia Forest Defenders Camp

Page | November 1, 2007 at 2:44

Never has the threat to the world's forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With up to one-fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction, these problems are intimately linked.

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...

Illegal logging

Page | January 31, 2008 at 3:50

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.

Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers

Publication | February 6, 2008 at 0:00

UPDATED 2009! This guide ranks leading outdoor furniture retailers in New Zealand on their policies and practice on eliminating the sale of timber products that are from illegal and unsustainable sources.

The Forest Friendly Furniture Guide

Feature story | February 7, 2008 at 0:00

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

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...

A quick response to the forest friendly furniture guide

Blog entry by Nick | February 26, 2008

The Forest Friendly Furniture guide released last month has made a splash almost straight away - and that's before we've sent it out to the 40,000 Greenpeace members. The Warehouse scored well and lost no time on making sure that...

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...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms.

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 4, 2008 at 1:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Q&A: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Questions and Answers. Greenpeace revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

BRIEFING: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government’s expansion of industrial dairy increasing climate change. Greenpeace has revealed through the Governments own figures and through investigative photo and video documentation the true extent of the expansion of...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:46

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:48

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Landcorp's project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of pine

Image | April 7, 2008 at 23:50

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Greenpeace reforests Landcorp dairy farm

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 0:00

Everyone knows agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy, however, our largest farmer - the Government-owned Landcorp - is putting the future of our most important industry and our clean green reputation at risk through large-scale...

Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming

Image | April 8, 2008 at 4:15

Greenpeace volunteer Tanith Carrington in the process of planting a tree as part of the Greenpeace reforestation activity on Landcorp land, near Taupo. Over 30 Greenpeace volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Greenpeace letter to Landcorp

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 4:23

Dear Mr Kelly Today, Greenpeace has replanted land at Tahorakuri Forest which Landcorp has converted from plantation forestry to industrial dairy, to start reversing the damage caused by Landcorp. In doing so we are demonstrating that the New...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

New Zealand government owned comany Landcorp converting Tahorakuri Forest

Image | April 9, 2008 at 0:00

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted Tahorakuri Forest in Taupo

Image | April 9, 2008 at 2:54

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

Converted dairy farm in Taupo by New Zealand Government owned company

Image | April 9, 2008 at 3:07

Taupo, central North Island, New Zealand. Landcorp, a New Zealand Government owned company, currently converting Tahorakuri Forest into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Landcorp has embarked on a project to convert more than 25,000 hectares of...

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.... ...

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...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

Anti-whaling activists granted bail in Japan

Press release | July 15, 2008 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested and charged for intercepting a box of whale meat illegally smuggled off the Japanese whaling fleet, have been released on bail, after 26 days in custody.

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...

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...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 0:00

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...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

Originally posted by Lisa on making waves Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and...

We've stopped an illegal logging ship

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists have stopped a ship loading piles of logged timber from the Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea. The peaceful direct action was supported by many local people who joyously watched from boats, singing and dancing. Three activists...

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...

National’s forestry policy ignores the obvious

Press release | September 24, 2008 at 4:33

National needs to tackle corporate dairy farming’s role in deforestation if it wants to truly improve forestry in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

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