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

 

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...

Certifying Destruction

Report | 3 September, 2013 at 13:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

The Ramim Paper Trail

Report | 1 March, 2012 at 13:50

Asia Pulp and Paper Under Investigation Part 2

Forest crime file

Report | 27 July, 2011 at 9:39

Australian Wood Panels (AWP) is a plywood and timber panel distribution company operating in Australia and wholly owned by a large Malaysian logging company, Samling.

Bad Influence

Report | 7 April, 2011 at 16:00

This Greenpeace report presents case studies on McKinsey’s influence on REDD+ plans for four forest nations – Papua New Guinea (PNG), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia and Guyana.

Papua New Guinea: Not ready for REDD

Report | 25 October, 2010 at 9:00

This report critiques the handling of domestic policy aimed at Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) by the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the way it has engaged with international REDD negotiations since the...

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