Protect Paradise

There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia’s forests - and their time on earth is running out. Some companies are destroying their home for vast palm oil plantations and the global brands we know and love are not doing enough to keep their products forest friendly. Instead, they buy palm from producers and traders whose practices are threatening orangutans, elephants and tigers, disrupting communities and ravaging the Indonesian landscape.

But we are going to change this.

Palm oil can be grown without destroying forests. We can make our favourite commit to No Deforestation policies and become tiger-friendly; and then push the government of Indonesia to strengthen forest protection. But this can only happen if we persuade the brands we love to become tiger friendly and remove forest destruction from their products. You have a right to know if tiger extinction is in the products you use everyday and we want brands to live up to your standards.

So we are helping the products we love get a makeover.

We want forests in our future; we want to protect paradise. On our streets and online, we’re tracking down our favourite brands and telling them, their bosses and their staff to protect the Sumatran tiger’s last home. We’re spreading the word to get our friends, culture makers and policy makers, to join us. Your voice is powerful. We’ve done this before and we know we can win again.

  • There are solutions that don’t involve forest destruction. We want clean palm oil and we ask that our favourite brands listen to our voices.
  • We believe immediate action must be taken to stop habitat destruction finding its way into the products we love.
  • We have the right to know if our favourite products are linked to tiger extinction.

Sign the Tiger Manifesto

Celebrities who have signed the Tiger Manifesto

Joaquin Phoenix

“I have recently learned about the mass destruction of Indonesia's rainforests for the production of palm oil and paper.

It not only negatively affects millions of Indonesians whose livelihoods depend on the forest, but also has been the direct cause of pushing the Sumatran tiger to the edge of extinction. Won't you please join me in standing with Greenpeace to ensure the products we use are tiger and forest friendly? We are all a part of the future, and together can ensure these magnificent animals are too.”

Joaquin Phoenix  - actor US

Photo: @Michael Muller
 Gillian Anderson

“The thought of anything on this beautiful earth of ours being driven to extinction by our selfish consumption is devastating to me and I think we as fellow animals need to do everything in our power to stop it from happening.”

Gillian Anderson – actor, UK

Kellan Lutz “I spent 3 months shooting the movie "Java Heat" in Indonesia, and absolutely fell in love with the people, the culture and their wildlife.  Indonesia’s Sumatran tigers could disappear if we don’t stop forest destruction for palm oil. Their forest home is the only place tigers, elephants and orangutans live side by side. I don’t want the last forests in Indonesia to disappear, not when there are better ways to develop Indonesia’s vast natural resources. Let’s show the world that we are fearless for forests and join the movement to protect paradise in Indonesia.”

Kellan Lutz – actor, US

Photo credit  @Robbie fimmano
Nikki Reed “There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left. We must all do what we can to protect their home. Please join me and Greenpeace's global movement to protect paradise.”

Nikki Reed – actor, US

 Paul Wesley “Without healthy, thriving forests, our planet cannot sustain life. With as few as 400 Sumatran tigers in Indonesia, it’s clear to me that our forests are not in the best of health. That’s why I believe we need to take action now. Join me and sign the Tiger Manifesto – let’s Protect Paradise.”

Paul Wesley – actor, US

 Kristen Bauer

“Indonesia’s forests are precious to all of us: they are the earth’s lungs, people’s homes, and habitat to countless animals including the endangered Sumatran tiger. But if we don’t stop forest destruction all of this will disappear. We don’t have to choose growth at all costs; that’s why I’m adding my voice to Greenpeace’s Tiger Manifesto. Join me and Greenpeace’s global movement to protect paradise now.”

Kristin Bauer – actor, US

Photo: Manfred Bauman
Amy Smart

“I’m taking a last stand with Greenpeace to protect some of the most precious forests on earth, and home to countless animals including the Sumatran tiger. Palm oil can be grown without forest destruction. Change is possible; that’s why I’m adding my voice to the Tiger Manifesto, Join me!.”

Amy Smart – actor US 

 Isabel Lucas

“Imagine if you had to tell your children and grandchildren that you knew that the majestic Sumatran Tiger was highly endangered and you watched on with regret, but did nothing as it become extinct... We still have an opportunity, let's all join the Tiger Manifesto.”

Isabel Lucas – actor, Australia

 Julie Estelle

 “Realizing that more & more deforestation are happening until today only proves that we, as human beings, are not doing our duty to preserve the environment we live in. It is devastating to know that more palm oil plantations are destroying habitats of the nearly extinct animals like sumatran tigers and orangutans.

This has to stop! I am encouraging everyone to increase our awareness towards this issue and only buy "palm oil-free products". Let's all support this highly positive campaign and start making lives better...for the animals, for us humans and for our dear planet Earth.” 

Julie Estelle – actor, Indonesia

Wulan Gurtino

 “As human beings, it is our obligation to take care of our planet. Now, Sumatran tiger experts have identified the clearance of rainforests for palm oil expansion as the single greatest threat to the survival of the Sumatran tigers in the wild. This means that unsustainable palm oil production is destroying the most species-rich rainforests in the world. Sumatran tigers, Asian elephants, sun bears, clouded leopards, orangutans these are just some of the better-known species losing their habitat and their lives due to unsustainable palm oil expansion.

Who will protect them, if not us? Release the tiger inside you and join the force.”

Wulan Guritno – actor, Indonesia

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