Southeast Asia blog

Our weblogs from around Southeast Asia covering general Greenpeace and environmental news

  • Wings of Paradise: Drawing attention to rainforest destruction

    Blogpost by Alexander Navarro - September 18, 2018 at 15:26

    Japanese artist Tsukasa Suzuki paints a Birds of Paradise mural at the Ryozan Park Sugamo community space in central Tokyo. © Greenpeace

    For too long the story of Indonesian forests has been painted with the darkness of burning rainforests, disappearing species and displaced communities.

    Greedy palm oil companies, that only seem to be driven by the bottom line whatever the cost to h... Read more >

  • “Chief, there is fire at sea!”

    Blogpost by Hikmat Soeriatanuwijaya - April 10, 2018 at 16:10

    It was around 0330 in the morning when the Margasari Village Chief, Ride, woke up.

    He usually awoke early for morning prayers anyway. But that day, Saturday 31 March 2018, he woke up because some of the villagers came to report an extraordinary thing.... Read more >

  • Girl power at its finest: The women of Greenpeace Tim Cegah Api

    Blogpost by Nur Sakeenah Binti Omar - October 11, 2017 at 17:51

    Greenpeace Tim Cepah Api

    I've recently journeyed to Ketapang, in West Kalimantan, Indonesia to see the Greenpeace Tim Cegah Api (TCA), or the Forest Fire Prevention Team, in action. Why? Because I wanted to see how forest fires happen and how it can be prevented. I also wan... Read more >

  • Celebrating Malaysia Day away from home, for the sake of our forests

    Blogpost by Nur Sakeenah Binti Omar - October 3, 2017 at 17:50

    Malaysia flag

    The 16th of September is personally significant to me in many ways. Aside from celebrating Malaysia Day, it also marks my father’s birthday. Every year, on his birthday, we as a family would dine out as a simple way to celebrate. However, this year ... Read more >

  • Preventing and Extinguishing Fires For Forests Without Fires

    Blogpost by Annisa Rahmawati - September 22, 2017 at 15:49

    The forest fire crisis of 2015, one of the worst crises in Indonesia’s history is still fresh in our memory. The disaster in Sumatra and Kalimantan led to the destruction of around 2.6 million hectares of forests and peatlands, causing 103,000 prematu...

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