Tiger Manifesto

Indonesia

Indonesia is a treasure chest of biodiversity; it is home to between 10 and 15 per cent of all known species of plants, mammals and birds. Orang-utans, elephants, tigers, rhinoceroses, more than 1,500 species of birds and thousands of plant species are all a part of the country's natural legacy.

The mass destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands for palm oil and paper threatens this and is the main reason why Indonesia is one of the world's largest emitters of climate changing greenhouse gases.

The lives of millions of Indonesians who depend on the forests for food, shelter and livelihoods are also changing beyond recognition as the forest disappears.

This destruction also threatens our wider world; peatlands are perhaps the world's most critical carbon stores, and Indonesia's peatlands are vast, storing about 35 billion tonnes of carbon. When these peatlands are drained, burned and replaced by plantations, carbon dioxide is released and the conditions are set for devastating forest fires, which were responsible, for instance, for Singapore's 'haze wave' in 2013

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APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | 2 August, 2011 4 comments

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has  moved a tiger  from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything...

Lego shows leadership in tackling deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor | 7 July, 2011 5 comments

But are other toy companies throwing rainforest destruction out of the pram? When Ken dumped Barbie last month Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation...

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by Laura K. | 15 June, 2011 15 comments

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way. Ken’s video interview that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

How the toy sector and APP are responding to our Indonesia forest campaign.

Blog entry by Zulfahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 14 June, 2011 10 comments

It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging. ...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | 11 June, 2011 2 comments

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken’s plastic handshake. Poor Barbie. She’s survived fifty years of bad outfits, sudden beheadings at the hands of younger brothers and the wrath of feminists everywhere.

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