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Licence to kill

Report | 22 October, 2013 at 14:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Australia: the paper tiger?

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 12:08

Tuesday 11 November, 2014: With Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit opening in Sydney, Greenpeace is calling on the Minister to deliver tangible results.

Paper Tiger? Australia Hosts Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 11:19

On 12 November 2014, Environment Minister Greg Hunt will host an Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney. Ministers from the region and from significant aid donor countries have been invited to ‘focus on practical actions to reduce forest loss.’...

New evidence reveals Australian companies trading in paper from Indonesian forest...

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 13:33

Jakarta, Sydney: 8 July 2014 - Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, APRIL, which is part of the RGE Group, has been caught out in photographic evidence clearing rainforests and fire-prone peatland, deceiving customers through false...

Protestors take ANZ’s AGM by storm, highlighting fossil fuel investment risks

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 14:27

BRISBANE, 18 DECEMBER: Shareholders and bank executives will be left in no doubt about the bank’s position as number one financer of coal mines in Australia and its position as the world’s 19th largest climate offender as they made their way into...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 October, 2013 at 12:12

Sydney, Jakarta, 22 October, 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

Palm oil leading cause of Indonesia forest destruction: RSPO leaves big brands exposed

Press release | 6 September, 2013 at 9:02

Jakarta/Sydney, 3 September 2013: The palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia between 2009-2011, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s forest loss, revealed Greenpeace International in new mapping...

Saving the Reef from coal number one priority for the new Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 9:28

Wednesday 13 March, Melbourne: The new state-of-the-art Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior sailed into Port Phillip Bay this morning, marking the start of a six-week tour. The iconic vessel is in Australia to join the campaign to save the Great Barrier...

New Rainbow Warrior tours Australia to save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 28 February, 2013 at 11:35

Thursday 28 February 2013: Over the next two months, Australia will host one of the world’s iconic ships, the new Rainbow Warrior. This extraordinary ship was funded entirely by donations from Australia and around the world. She will arrive in...

Historic legislation to ban illegal timber welcomed by industry, social justice and...

Press release | 20 November, 2012 at 6:59

19 November, 2012, Canberra: A broad coalition including major timber importers, retailers, environment groups and churches have welcomed the passing of the government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill in the Australian Senate.

Up for Grabs - Greatest land grab in PNG history exposedUp for Grabs - Greatest land...

Press release | 30 July, 2012 at 17:11

Sydney/PNG, Monday 30 July, 2012: A new report, released today by Greenpeace, details the failings of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government and the conflicts of interest that have allowed 5.1 million hectares of customary land in PNG to be given...

Exposed: KFC’s secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 24 May, 2012 at 8:47

Sydney, May 24th 2012 – Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets – UK, China and Indonesia -...

New Gladstone coal terminal announced on eve of UNESCO visit

Press release | 7 March, 2012 at 14:34

If approved, it would result in an extra 550 coal ships passing through the reef each year – on top of the more than 10,000 coal ships expected each year.

Undercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Paper’s illegal rainforest scandal

Press release | 2 March, 2012 at 16:08

Xerox, National Geographic, Collins Debden Australia and many more implicated

Historic Legislation to Ban Illegal Timber Tabled in Parliament

Press release | 25 November, 2011 at 16:22

Sydney, 23 November, 2011: Greenpeace has welcomed long anticipated legislation that criminalises the importation of illegally logged timber in Australia.

Greenpeace stops loading of PNG’s stolen forests

Press release | 24 October, 2011 at 15:30

Paints ‘stop the land grab’ on logging ship bound for China

Greenpeace ship joins remote protest against largest land grab in PNG history

Press release | 23 October, 2011 at 15:30

Hundreds of landowners converge to save their stolen forests

Barbie drops rainforest packaging from Asia Pulp and Paper

Press release | 6 October, 2011 at 9:57

Australian companies urged to do the same

Activists face court over action to save world’s last rainforests

Press release | 2 September, 2011 at 12:28

Sydney, Friday 2 September, 2011: Seven Greenpeace activists face court this morning for ‘entering on enclosed lands’ during their action to expose illegal timber use in the construction of the high-profile ‘Central Park’ development at the old...

IGA supermarkets drop toilet paper made from destroyed tiger habitats

Press release | 25 August, 2011 at 10:21

Greenpeace urges other APP customers to do the same

Greenpeace calls on Solaris Paper to investigate online abuse

Press release | 17 August, 2011 at 13:54

Greenpeace is calling on Solaris Paper to come clean on whether senior staff have resorted to astro-turfing and personal abuse against Greenpeace and staff members at IGA supermarkets.

Greenpeace welcomes Fuji Xerox Australia’s decision to blacklist paper from...

Press release | 15 August, 2011 at 12:17

Calls on Officeworks and other retailers to follow

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