Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

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. Sign the Tiger Manifesto and join thousands of people calling for an end to forest destruction.

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The latest updates

 

Success! IGA stops using rainforest destruction

Feature Story | 24 August, 2011 at 11:19

We have some great news: IGA has met our demands – and the demands of thousands who wrote to IGA’s CEO – to end its role in rainforest destruction.

Update on the illegal timber scandal

Feature Story | 4 August, 2011 at 13:50

Illegal timber audit announced, highlights urgent need for tough new laws

Illegal timber scandal in Sydney

Feature Story | 26 July, 2011 at 9:45

Greenpeace expose an illegal timber scandal that originated in the rainforests of Borneo and found its way to Sydney’s CBD.

Sumatran Tigers wiped out for toilet paper

Feature Story | 24 July, 2011 at 13:08

We’ve just released shocking new video footage showing the agonising death of an endangered Sumatran tiger. This death is linked to toilet paper sold by the Australian supermarket chain – IGA.

Barbie wrapped in rainforest destruction

Feature Story | 6 June, 2011 at 19:30

It's not every day we get to break celebrity news. Ken is breaking up with Barbie, the most famous toy in the world.

One year after Nestlé committed to giving rainforests a break – what has been achieved?

Feature Story | 22 May, 2011 at 20:50

It’s now been one year since pressure from thousands of people around the world convinced the world’s largest food and drink company - Nestlé - to give Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants a break by removing products responsible for...

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