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Forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth. The air we breathe, the stability of our climate and the rich variety of life depends on forests. They’re home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land and millions of people depend on them for survival. Without healthy, thriving forests, planet Earth cannot sustain life. Yet our forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

Protecting forests

Forest destruction

As much as 80% of the world's forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded. Our ancient forests are looted every day to supply cheap timber and wood products to the world. The price for this destruction is escalating climate change, biodiversity loss and community displacement. And it’s happening in our region. Indonesia has lost 72% of its ancient forest, Papua New Guinea 60% and the Solomon Islands is predicted to lose all of them by 2014. Back in Australia, we are part of the problem. Find out more

Protect ancient forests

Protecting our forests

Greenpeace is campaigning to save the last remaining ancient forests and end illegal and destructive logging in our region. We’re exposing the corporations responsible for destruction, lobbying for an international funding agreement, showcasing sustainable forestry practices and empowering consumers to buy good wood. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Take action

In the minute it has taken you to read this page, a forest area the size of 35 football pitches has been destroyed. Our Earth's extraordinary and irreplaceable forests need to be protected – urgently. You have the power to end the destruction of our forests. If more people demand good wood from their retailers, there’s more incentive and pressure for the timber industry to provide it.

Campaign news and resources

The latest updates

 

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Feature Story | 27 March, 2014 at 11:00

One of the world’s biggest personal care companies, Colgate-Palmolive, has brushed up its act and promised to make its products free from forest destruction.Colgate’s new policy is very detailed.

3 days of Action at Leard State Forest

Video | 18 December, 2013 at 11:07

On the weekend of the 14th and 15th of December 2013 over 120 people from all around the country and all walks of life, converged on the Leard State Forest in NW NSW culminating in 3 days of action against Whitehaven's Maules Creek Coalmine.

Religious Leaders Join Coal Mine Protest

Feature Story | 13 March, 2014 at 9:47

Maules Creek, Wednesday 12 March 2014: Clergy standing with protesters today at Whitehaven Coal’s controversial open-cut coal mine at Maules Creek, near Boggabri in North-West NSW.

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...

Maules Creek Call 2 Arms

Video | 13 December, 2013 at 11:07

Quick quiz: what do the habitats of threatened koalas, rich food bowls, vital water catchments and healthy farming communities have in common? They’re all in danger of being destroyed by a massive open cut coal mine. It's time to act up!