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What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:44

Images of Sam Neill chowing down on a plastic bag are doing the rounds on social media.

Helen Clark Joins Tidal Wave Of Support To Ban The Bag

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 13:08

Helen Clark, Dr Jane Goodall and actor Sam Neill are among the growing list asking the New Zealand Government for a total ban on single-use plastic bags.

A global report out today could present a major opportunity for New Zealand agriculture.

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 18:01

The Greenpeace International document released this evening exposes the catastrophic environmental impacts of industrial meat and dairy farming.

Greenpeace calls for Govt inquiry into spy agency to include MBIE

Press release | March 16, 2018 at 9:16

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also...

Agriculture campaign timeline

Page | April 3, 2018 at 8:35

Here's a timeline of the Greenpeace NZ agriculture campaign.

Greenpeace is calling on New Zealanders to start turning up the heat on big business...

Press release | April 20, 2018 at 15:00

"Up til now there’s been a lot of emphasis on encouraging people to change their habits around single use plastics, says Greenpeace New Zealand plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma. "Sadly these actions alone aren’t going to be enough to save our...

Even the banks are saying we need climate action

Press release | April 4, 2018 at 11:18

The final myth standing in the way of climate action has been busted thanks to research released this morning by one of New Zealand’s largest banks showing inaction on climate change will cost the country billions.

“Hearing is believing”: Scientist exposes impacts of oil blasting on NZ blue...

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 10:43

A renowned marine ecologist at Oregon State University has laid bare the harmful impacts that seismic blasting for oil has on New Zealand’s marine life, including the blue whale.

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 8:48

Wednesday, 31 January:Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning,and locked themselves to it.

Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

Blog entry by LWilliams | May 24, 2013

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

Down to Zero: How you are helping us to end deforestation in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 25, 2013

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia. To mark this occasion, we are launching 'Down to Zero'. This is the extraordinary...

When will companies learn that suing campaigners won't silence us?

Blog entry by Richard - Greenpeace UK | June 26, 2013

Resolute Forest Products, one of the most destructive logging companies in Canada, is suing my colleagues for $7 million . It thinks this will make them shut up about its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. It won't work - and I...

FAQs

Page | December 17, 2008 at 0:02

How to use Good Wood Guide

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:27

Not sure how to get the most out of your Good Wood Guide search? Follow these step-by-step instructions.

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.

Europe

Page | December 1, 2006 at 1:43

The last ancient forests of Europe combine Europe's few remaining tracts of ancient forest in Scandinavia with the adjoining forest of European Russia, from the western flanks of the Ural Mountains. These forests represent Europe's last remaining...

What you can do

Page | April 27, 2009 at 4:36

What can you do to help save the world’s ancient forests? Short story – don’t buy wood products from our ancient forests… and don’t let anyone you know buy it either (unless it's FSC timber). And here’s some more seriously good stuff you can do...

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | December 18, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

The Value of Ancient Forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 8, 2014

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 17, 2014

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing  weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Blog entry by Richardg | January 22, 2014

Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council...

How L’Oreal committed to stop supporting deforestation

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | January 31, 2014

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

APP's forest conservation commitments, one year on

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | February 12, 2014

A year ago today,  Asia Pulp & Paper committed to end its role in forest destruction.  It placed an immediate halt to all forest clearance and began the road to reformation, under the watchful eyes of Greenpeace and a host of other...

The movement for tiger-friendly products starts today. Are you in?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 13, 2014

Today we are drawing a line in the sand to protect our forests. Thousands of concerned consumers in Indonesia and around the world are joining celebrities such as Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Wesley, Gillian Anderson and Kellan Lutz who...

Great news for the 120,000 people demanding forest-friendly products!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | February 18, 2014

Nearly 120,000 of you amazing people have signed the  Tiger Manifesto  just six days since it launched globally. This is incredible! And we have some good news to share with you…. ….Today, we are one step closer to forest and...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | February 26, 2014

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment:  Protect Paradise.  Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

Pulling back the shower curtain: Find out about P&G's dirty secret!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 26, 2014

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use it products, among them the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. But what's not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

Photos from the orangutan cemetery

Blog entry by Michael Hedelain | March 5, 2014

Bones from an orangutan near Tanjung Puting National Park ©   ULET IFANSASTI Proctor & Gamble claims that an astonishing 4.8 billion people worldwide use their products, which include anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. What...

Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 7, 2014

If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you might have seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.   WARNING: This film contains graphic and...

Why Procter & Gamble does not share our concerns

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 10, 2014

Last week Greenpeace activists unfurled two 60-foot banners at Procter & Gamble’s global headquarters in Cincinnati, exposing the fact that P&G is putting the Sumatran Tiger’s survival on the line. One of our activists dressed as a...

Mars and P&G: one just took deforestation seriously, and the other didn’t

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 11, 2014

Here’s how two different corporations respond to a consumers’ very real and very serious concerns… One makes a clear promise with ambitious time lines; the other continues as if it’s business as usual. This is the difference between...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014

© Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 25, 2014

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

P&G gets a timely reminder: destroying forests is not “sustainable”

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | March 27, 2014

So, P&G is still ignoring nearly 400,000 of us who've written to its CEO, Alan G. Lafley. And P&G is still claiming the company is "committed to the sustainable sourcing of palm oil". But today, we did something it can't ignore:...

DRC logging is out of control as Chatham House study lays bare

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 3, 2014

Almost all of the logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo is illegal, says  a new report by the UK-based think tank, Chatham House . Though the figure of 87% is a startling one, it is not surprising for those of us here at...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | April 29, 2014

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like  the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Johnson & Johnson: The path to 'No More Tears' in Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | May 4, 2014

It’s frustrating to think about the link between forest destruction and that bright yellow shampoo that miraculously allowed parents to wash their babies hair without igniting a burning-eyes meltdown. While human babies splashed around...

Can the FSC logo ensure protection of the world's most valuable forests?

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | May 6, 2014

It seems obvious, but any operation certified as “responsible forest management” should not threaten the world’s most important forests. Although the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) features protecting High Conservation Value Forests...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Buy forest-friendly - Forest Stewardship Council

Page | December 1, 2006 at 1:45

Greenpeace believes that individual and corporate consumers have the right and responsibility to buy wood and wood-based products which do not contribute to environmental and social degradation. Replacements already exist for virtually every form...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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