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.

Campaign news and resources

The latest updates

 

Orang-utans expose APP’s pulp fiction

Feature Story | 4 April, 2011 at 10:00

APP a “great peril” to Australian brands. Activists dressed as orang-utans dropped by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)'s 'certification workshop' in Sydney today to expose the notorious rainforest destroyer and its greenwashing agenda.

Major forest-saving announcement

Feature Story | 14 February, 2011 at 11:00

For three years Greenpeace has targeted Sinar Mas – Indonesia’s most notorious forest destroyer – to end its role in forest destruction. Last week, we made a positive step forward.

Illegal timber ban announced today

Feature Story | 8 December, 2010 at 11:00

The biggest names from Australia’s timber industry joined leading social justice and environment groups today to welcome the federal government’s announcement of new laws to ban illegal timber imports.

Burger King cancels palm oil contract with rainforest destroyer Sinar Mas

Feature Story | 7 September, 2010 at 17:02

Don't blink or you'll miss more exciting news from the fast-moving campaign to protect the last remaining ancient forests! Last week, after Greenpeace campaigned across the US, Burger King said it is in the process of cutting forest destroyer,...

A good promise for the forests

Feature Story | 9 August, 2010 at 10:00

The Australian Labor government has finally committed to bring in laws to ban illegal and destructive timber coming into Australia. After ten years of campaigning, unscrupulous logging companies will get the message loud and clear.

Victory: Nestlé gives orang-utans a break

Feature Story | 16 May, 2010 at 10:00

Over 23,000 Australians recently contacted global food and beverage giant, Nestlé, asking them to stop using palm oil linked to rainforest destruction. Today, we have fantastic news. Nestlé announced it would stop using all products that come...

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