While Greenpeace acknowledges the role played by national industries and markets in ancient forest destruction, our initial work has prioritised the activities of Transnational Corporations (TNCs), which have been destroying the world's forests for over half a century.
Illegal logging action against a Malaysian company in Papua New Guinea.
With the removal of restrictive trade barriers and the emergence
of a truly global marketplace, TNCs have even greater freedom to
exploit the world's natural resources on a global scale.
Driven by consumer demand, the last decade in particular has
seen a dramatic expansion in the number of TNCs infringing the
world's remaining unexploited forest, leaving the last forest
frontiers under increasing threat of destruction.