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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Orangutans take over Sydney

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 20 April, 2016

Early Monday morning a bunch of awesome people and orangutans decided to pay PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johnson a little visit to their... The post Orangutans take over Sydney appeared first on Greenpeace Australia Pacific .

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 3 March, 2016

How ‘clean’ is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we’re releasing the results of our investigation into which companies... The post Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests? appeared first on Greenpeace Australia...

5 times drone footage revealed the environmental destruction we couldn’t see

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 15 November, 2015

Even when we’re making dramatic transformations to our world – through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use – it can be hard... The post 5 times drone footage revealed the environmental destruction we couldn’t...

The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there)

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 November, 2015

This is the story of how one person turned a barren sandbar into a forest larger than Central Park in NYC – and how... The post The man who grew a forest – and you won’t believe how big it is (or who lives there) appeared first on ...

Why International Tiger Day is about more than just saving tigers

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 29 July, 2015

International Tiger Day is a day to celebrate, raise awareness and protect the animals, and their natural habitat. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Here are ways you can help. The lion may be the king of the jungle, but it’s the tiger that holds...

Tackling deforestation – it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 February, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of making big promises...

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