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Draining peatland in Indonesia releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Draining peatland releases huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the world's atmosphere and is the main reason Indonesia is the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter behind China and the US.

Palm factory in Indonesia

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Palm factory. Factories produce the commonly known palm oil as well as palm kernel expeller (PKE) used for animal feed and palm kernel oil used for high end products. Sumatra, Indonesia.

Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests. The land is drained and remaining foliage and wood is burnt releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases.

Trucks laden with fresh palm fruit

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:25

Trucks laden with fresh fruit bunches of palm on the way to palm factories where they will be processed into palm oils and palm based animal feed.

Greenpeace New Zealand communications manager

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Greenpeace New Zealand communications manager Suzette Jackson stands on former rainforest land, recently cleared and burnt to prepare for the planting of palm.

Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi, Sumatra. 72 % of Indonesia's ancient intact forests have been cleared. 15 % of the world's biodiversity resides in Indonesia.

Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park. Orangutans are endangered with only 6000 remaining in the wilds of Sumatra. They could disappear in the next decade if the expansion of palm plantations continues unchecked.

Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his former land

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his land once owned by three neighbouring villages. The land was taken from them by a palm company then cleared and burnt to plant palm.

Devastated rainforest and peatlands

Image | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Devastated rainforest and peatlands. Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests.

The Fonterra Connection

Publication | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Fonterra has introduced supplementary feeds such as imported palm-based animal feed which is changing dairying from pastoral to industrial. Palm-based animal feed imports have increased 2,700 fold since 1999. This is part of an overall trend...

Two jeeps transport the team into the orangutan rehabilitation centre

Image | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

Two jeeps transport the team into the orangutan rehabilitation centre. The roads are left in almost an unpassable state to stop logging trucks being able to navigate them safely.

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

A Time Comes: What it means to take action

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 8:58

The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that...

Palm oil action in Finland

Blog entry by nick | May 13, 2009

Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists from Finland and Sweden were up and taking action at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company that is largely owned...

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 22:55

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Celebrating 10 Years in the Amazon

Video | May 11, 2009 at 11:01

Greenpeace is celebrating ten years of victories for the Amazon Rainforest.

It's the ecology, stupid!

Feature story | April 27, 2009 at 23:07

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC, this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our...

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...

What we do

Hub | April 9, 2009 at 2:32

This issues we campaign on.

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...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins another award

Blog entry by Phil | March 24, 2009

"We’re all in this together – I don’t believe there’s a left or right, or here or there… The human species is the only animal that we know that destroys – with conscience – their environment and we need to change that." - Daniel Beltra...

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...

cattle-ranching-drives-deforestation

Feature story | February 1, 2009 at 19:45

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

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...

Unilever

Page | January 15, 2009 at 0:33

As the biggest single buyer of palm oil in the world, Unilever has a special responsibility to help clean up the industry that's behind so much forest destruction. Thanks to the staggering public support for our international Dove campaign in...

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | December 18, 2008 at 1:50

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

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...

Greenpeace Good Wood Guide launched

Press release | December 17, 2008 at 2:00

Greenpeace today launched its online Good Wood Guide together with an updated ranking of outdoor furniture retailers. The guides are aimed at helping New Zealanders ensure they are not destroying rainforests or our climate when they buy their...

FAQs

Page | December 17, 2008 at 0:02

Ecoforestry

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:53

Ecotimber is harvested from community based ecoforestry operations. Ecoforestry allows local communities to earn money by harvesting timber and other products from the forest in a way that ensures the long-term integrity of the forest's...

Certification

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:51

Credible certification gives a guarantee that a forest or plantation is 'well-managed' and meeting recognised international environmental and social standards.

Suppliers: Get into the Good Wood Guide

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:43

Greenpeace has produced the Good Wood Guide as a response to public queries about where to buy good wood and what timber species to avoid. Illegal and destructively harvested wood is cheap and is undercutting the good wood market. However,...

About Good Wood

Page | December 16, 2008 at 23:32

Good wood is timber and wood products which come from ethical and ecologically sustainable sources.

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.

Good Wood Guide

Hub | December 16, 2008 at 21:56

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | November 10, 2008 at 0:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Greenpeace carried out a "dairy conversion" on National Party leader John Key's...

Image | October 29, 2008 at 21:03

Greenpeace carried out a "dairy conversion" on National Party leader John Key's electorate office to highlight the issue of deforestation for intensive dairying. Intensive dairying is New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change.

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:40

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008,Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:37

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:35

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 21:00

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, 2 Greenpeace activists locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy.

Rotary hoeing "climate crime" into fresh pasture

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:59

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, rotary hoeing 4-metre high letters reading "climate crime" into fresh pasture. 2008 NOT FOR ARCHIVE OR RESALE

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:20

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 20:02

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

Conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:42

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008, A Greenpeace activist locked on to logging equipment in Kinleith Forest to highlight the conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy. Four activists locked on to equipment and another group rotary hoed...

Greenpeace sends a clear message about conversion of forestry land

Image | October 28, 2008 at 19:41

TOKOROA, NEW ZEALAND, 29 October 2008. Greenpeace sends a clear message that conversion of forestry land to intensive dairy farms is a crime against the climate. As well as rotary hoeing these 4 metre high letters in freshly cleared pasture, 4...

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