Armed police have escorted three of our activists off a ship in Papua New Guinea. The activists had stopped the ship, bound for China, from loading illegally logged timber from the Paradise Forest. They remained harnessed to a crane onboard the...
JAKARTA, 20 May 2011 --A long awaited plan to put a temporary halt to forest destruction in Indonesia does not go far enough and will still see tens of millions of hectares of forests facing destruction, warned Greenpeace.
We are destroying the world’s precious ancient forests at an unprecedented rate. An area of natural forest the size of a soccer pitch is cut down every two seconds.
After three months, our Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) in remote Papua New Guinea has come to an end.
Forest destruction accounts for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s trains, planes and cars put together; world leaders must agree a robust plan to end global deforestation before 2020.
Activists stopped the ship, bound for China, from loading illegally logged timber from the Paradise Forest. They also painted "Stop illegal logging" on the side of the ship".
Activists from the Esperanza, assisted by local land owners, halt the loading of illegally logged trees onto the 'Harbour Gemini' ship from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.
The GFRS volunteers and landowners rescued this barge from the bottom of Lake Murray. It was restored and decorated before being loaded with the first shipment of local eco-timber.
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