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Procter & Gamble Linked to Rainforest Destruction via Palm Oil

Media release | February 26, 2014 at 9:00

Jakarta, 26 February 2014 – Procter & Gamble, which makes Head & Shoulders, is sourcing palm oil from companies connected to substantial clearance of endangered orangutan habitat in Indonesia. That's according to findings from a year-long...

Major Breakthrough in Protection for Indonesia's Remaining Rainforests

Media release | February 5, 2013 at 0:50

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

New Report: US Company Destroys African Rainforest for Palm Oil

Media release | February 19, 2013 at 9:00

New York, February 19, 2013 –Today, Greenpeace has released a new report that shows that a palm oil plantation planned by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms in Cameroon will cause massive carbon emissions and the destruction of habitats...

Palm Oil Giant Wilmar Makes Major Commitment to End Forest Destruction

Media release | December 5, 2013 at 14:30

Jakarta, 5 December 2013 - Wilmar International, the world's largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a...

Endangered Chimpanzees Threatened by U.S. Palm Oil Project

Media release | August 8, 2013 at 9:00

Washington DC, August 8, 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a U.S. company's controversial plans to establish an industrial palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Forest Code : Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened

Publication | July 6, 2011 at 18:42

The threat to the Forest Code and tens of millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest is real.

Brazil Protects 16 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | February 13, 2006 at 18:00

The President of Brazil announced a tremendous victory for the rainforest today – the creation of two new national parks and the expansion of another. In total, 16 million acres of the Amazon have been set aside for protection - an area double...

Soy Moratorium Reaches One Year Mark

Feature story | July 23, 2007 at 18:00

It's been a year since the start of a two-year moratorium on trading soy from freshly deforested areas of the Amazon. It's clear that it is having a positive impact and it looks like the Brazilian government is following suit with a land...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Media release | October 5, 2011 at 8:47

Los Angeles, California: Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace.

Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

Publication | September 23, 2007 at 18:00

The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing...

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