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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...

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.

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...

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...

New Forest Code will condemn the Amazon rainforest

Blog entry by Nathalia Clark | November 30, 2011

Last week senators in Brazil approved a text that condemns the Brazilian forests, a deal between government and agribusiness made in back rooms and secret meetings, and they rejected an amendment that calls for a ten-year moratorium on...

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...

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation...

I survived Glastonbury

Blog entry by Kathy | July 9, 2010

Wayne Coyle of Flaming Lips and me! People were very excited when i told them I'd been asked to be the Greenpeace press officer at Glastonbury 2010 . "You jammy cow!" / "how did you pull that off?!?" /  "you are about to have...

Post-march political fever

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 5, 2010

Helping out a struggling opposition party certainly wasn’t the objective of our march against mining. But it seems to have been an unintended consequence. Labour is high on protest , according to the Herald’s political editor. ...

Kit kat give the orang-utan a break

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

We all like a break, but the orang-utans of Indonesia don't seem to be able to get one. We have new evidence which shows that Nestlé - the makers of Kit Kat - are using palm oil produced in areas where the orang-utans' rainforests...

India must get its own house in order on biodiversity

Blog entry by Vanessa Atkinson | October 14, 2012

Usually I work in New Zealand on the climate campaign but right now I'm in Hyderabad, India, helping out the team here on a big push around the Convention on Biological Diversity. It's hard to throw a party and expect your guests...

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | October 11, 2012

The rainbow usually seen floating above the Amazon is shining less brightly than usual. Some might even say it is a little dull. And it's because of sad news: we lost one of our own this week. Tatiana de Carvalho, Greenpeace...

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...

Cottonsoft's barrage of PR

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 9, 2011

Well, it's fair to say that a week is a long time when it comes to campaigning and no more so than when you're up against one of the world's most notorious rainforest destroyers. In the last weeks we have seen a volley of wild claims ...

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...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | November 14, 2011

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, ...

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...

Asia Pulp and Paper's sinking reputation forces more companies to jump ship -...

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley, Greenpeace UK | November 1, 2011

There's further bad news for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) as yet more companies around the world ditch their contracts with the unscrupulous forest-trashing company. Hot on the heels of Mattel and Lego, today Hasbro announced a new...

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...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | October 3, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

‘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...

Cottonsoft smokescreen fools nobody as Foodstuffs launches investigation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 2, 2011

It's been ten days since we first revealed that Cottonsoft toilet paper was linked to deforestation Indonesia and it's been busy ever since. The case against Cottonsoft is resounding, but instead of doing the right thing they've...

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...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie | August 3, 2011

Cleared forest in Sumatra, in what was once tiger habitat The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has moved a tiger from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it. This is supposed...

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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