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

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The latest updates

 

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...

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...

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...

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