Forests

With 80 per cent of the planet's ancient forests already lost or degraded, the need for increased protection of the world's remaining forests is more urgent than ever. Forests help stabilize the climate, sustain life, provide jobs, and are the source of culture for many Indigenous communities. Greenpeace opposes destructive and unsustainable development in the remaining ancient forests in Canada and globally. To effect positive change and put lasting solutions in place, we challenge the global marketplace, engage consumers, pressure governments and work with industry to protect the Boreal Forest, the Great Bear Rainforest and the Indonesian rainforest.

Boreal Forest

Stretching from coast to coast, the Boreal forest is one of the largest tracts of ancient forest in the world, encompassing more than half of Canada's landmass. It is a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape of granite outcrops, lakes, rivers and marshes, interspersed with pine, spruce, aspen and poplar forests. It is home to hundreds of First Nations and other communities, as well as threatened iconic species such as woodland caribou and wolverine. 

Great Bear Rainforest

The Great Bear rainforest represents one quarter of the world's remaining coastal temperate rainforest. It stretches along the mainland coast of British Columbia to the Alaska border and covers an area the size of Switzerland. The Great Bear rainforest is home to the rare white Spirit Bear, salmon streams and dozens of First Nations communities. Once wholly threatened with large-scale industrial logging, Greenpeace continues to work to ensure that the 2006 and 2009 Great Bear Rainforest Agreements are implemented for the rainforest's long-term protection.

Indonesian rainforests

Greenpeace campaigns to prevent the reckless destruction of Indonesia's remaining rainforests. We are doing so to protect endangered wildlife like the Sumatran tiger and orangutan, to support forest communities, and to stop greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. One of the leading drivers of this forest destruction is Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL).

Clayoquot Sound

British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound is an ecological treasure of regional, national and global significance. Its mountains, valleys and islands represent Vancouver Island’s largest intact ancient rainforest. Home to 45 known endangered, threatened and vulnerable animal species, Clayoquot’s forests are an invaluable haven for wildlife. In the early 1990s, Greenpeace joined fellow environmental groups, the region’s First Nations and the public to protect the intact old-growth rainforests of Clayoquot Sound from logging. However, despite increased protection, many of these ecologically intact areas remain unprotected and are still vulnerable to logging today.

The latest updates

 

FSC suspends three of Resolute's certificates

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | December 12, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. In order to protect the world’s last remaining intact forests, consumers and...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | December 10, 2013

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS (High Carbon Stock), HCV (High Conservation Value), or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar...

Groups urge swift passage of Ontario Bill 83

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner | November 29, 2013

A range of environmental, civil liberties and social justice organisations today urged Ontario Attorney General John Gerretsen to ensure the passage of Bill 83: The Protection of Public Particiaption Act 2013 . The law is widely...

Remembering a 20 year commitment to the coastal rainforests

Blog entry by Oliver Salge | November 11, 2013

20 years ago this week,  Greenpeace activists, including the former executive director of Greenpeace Germany, Thilo Bode, were arrested on a bridge and locked up in jail. The reason for the arrest was that they were taking part in a...

Ontario must ban SLAPP suits to protect free speech

Blog entry by Peter Jacobsen, Toby Mendel, Shane Moffatt, Cara F | November 8, 2013

Published today on the Toronto Star . Ontario must ban SLAPP suits to protect free speech By:  Peter Jacobsen, Toby Mendel, Shane Moffatt, Cara Faith Zwibel  Freedom of expression and democracy are being undermined in...

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