Indonesia Forests - Threats

Every year, Indonesia is losing 620,000ha of rainforest, making it one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet. It also endangers species including Sumatran tigers and orangutans, and undermining the future for millions of Indonesians who depend on the forests for their food, shelter and livelihoods.

Indonesia's irreplaceable rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are being destroyed to make the disposable consumer products we find in our shops: paper for our glossy magazines, toilet paper, packaging and palm oil for products like toothpaste and chocolate.

Greenpeace is campaigning for the immediate protection of all Indonesia's forests and peatlands including meaningful international support for a new green development pathway and for zero deforestation in Indonesia and globally by 2020.

To achieve this, we investigate the global supply chains that are sacrificing Indonesia’s forests for consumer products around the world, and we expose the companies that are destroying forests. Over the past few years, our campaigns and pressure from our supporters have led Nestlé, Unilever and other corporate giants to cancel big contracts with reformed suppliers like Sinar Mas. This in turn has led to commitments to forest protection on the ground from these same companies. But more must be done.

Today, Indonesia stands at a crossroads; will it choose to allow industry to relentlessly and unnecessarily expand into natural rainforests and carbon rich peatlands, or to announce a moratorium on all existing rainforest and peatlands, with the help of the international community?

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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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