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Yunnan: Only 9% of the Forest Is Primary Forest

Press release | 2013-01-30 at 6:00

Greenpeace has published its latest report "Yunnan Natural Forests in Crisis". According to the report, in the Southern Chinese province of Yunnan, the quality of natural forests is much lower than originally thought. Only 9% of the total is...

Hainan's rainforests, rare gibbons disappearing fast

Press release | 2011-11-22 at 19:28

Beijing – According to a Greenpeace study released today, Hainan province's rainforests in central mountain region have been disappearing at a rate of about 200,000 square meters every day for the past ten years because of illegal logging and...

Indonesian Rainforest Destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper Loses More Contracts

Press release | 2011-11-07 at 20:13

Jakarta – Greenpeace has called on Indonesian company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) to commit to ending its destruction of the country's rainforests, in response to news that yet more companies around the world are cutting ties with the paper giant.

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | 2011-10-12 at 20:05

International - Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace. As part of its new commitments, Mattel is...

Greenpeace presents Sinar Mas APP with Golden Chainsaw Award

Press release | 2010-10-22 at 21:26

Greenpeace presented Sinar Mas APP with an award the company has long deserved at the fourth annual Sinar Mas Printing Art Awards on October 20. Greenpeace demands to APP CEO Huang Zhiyuan that the company stops immediately its destruction of...

Over-development Strips Hainan Island of Critical Protective Forests

Press release | 2010-09-17 at 8:00

Excessive tourism and real estate development is severely damaging Hainan’s coastal forests, which serve as a vital natural defense against typhoons and tsunamis. Greenpeace strongly urges the Hainan provincial government to immediately halt all...

Greenpeace warns against inadequate disclosure for listed forestry companies

Press release | 2009-02-18 at 10:00

A new report by Greenpeace exposes the loopholes in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s rules on environmental disclosure for listed forestry companies. Most listed companies that claimed to be “environmental friendly” were only so by default, thus...

Greenpeace applauds B&Q’s initiative to clean up timber trade in China

Press release | 2007-06-12 at 8:00

At a press conference today in Beijing, Greenpeace applauded the initiative shown by B&Q - one of China’s largest home improvement retail chains - to guarantee that the timber products it sells in all its 60 stores across China come from legal...

Greenpeace discovers timber smuggling is driving tree species towards Extinction

Press release | 2007-04-17 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released “Merbau’s Last Stand” , an investigative report revealing four distinct smuggling methods being used to bring merbau, an endangered tree species, into China. Merbau , a highly prized tropical hardwood that costs more...

Greenpeace investigations reveal China’s pivotal role in laundering illegal timber

Press release | 2006-03-28 at 8:00

China is central to the laundering of illegal timber from some of the world’s most endangered forests, according to a new investigative report by Greenpeace. The trade is driven by domestic and international demand in the USA, Europe, Japan and...

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