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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Forest Clearing Witnessed By Activists

Image | 27 September, 2012 at 16:30

Active forest clearing by PT Asia Tani Persada, who supply Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Kuala Labai, West Kalimantan. Greenpeace activists witness active clearing of the forest during the Tiger Tour Kalimantan on September 27, 2012 in Kuala Labai...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 20 September, 2012 at 15:00

Greenpeace activists cross an canal in PT. Graha Inti Jaya Manusup palm oil plantation during the tiger tour in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian citizens to be part of the 'Tigers Eye Community.'ù To protect...

Kalimantan Tiger Tour

Image | 17 September, 2012 at 14:30

Activists from Greenpeace and Walhi dressed in tiger costumes travel to bear witness in the forest in Pulau Salak, Tanah Bumbu Regency, South Kalimantan Province. Greenpeace is urging the government to take immediate action to protect the habitat...

Action against April Pulp in Indonesia

Image | 15 July, 2010 at 12:03

15 July - Indonesia. Twenty-five Greenpeace activists in Teluk Binjai, Pelalawan, Riau, block the loading of a barge carrying rainforest logs from Kampar's carbon rich peatland forests by pulp and paper products manufacturing giant APRIL. Read...

The last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 0:28

Pristine forests near Manokwari in West Papua, the last frontier of intact ancient forest in Indonesia - a reminder of what we are working to save. Greenpeace is campaigning for an end to all deforestation in tropical forests, which is critical...

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