Home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land — in addition to the millions of people who depend on them for survival — our remaining ancient forests are some of our most diverse ecosystems. They are also vitally important to the health of our planet, especially when it comes to regulating the climate.

"We're working to create a world with zero deforestation.
Will you join us?"

—Forests Campaign Director Rolf Skar

Yes, I want to protect ancient forests!

With so many of the world's forests already destroyed, we urgently need to protect what is left. Yet industry is still relentlessly converting forests into disposable products that end up in our shopping baskets - while pushing species to the brink of extinction, destroying the lives and livelihoods of forest communities and exacerbating global climate change. We need your help to protect what forests remain.

Learn more about our motivation, our vision, our impact and our current projects in forest protection.

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Protecting forests could set the stage for a greenwash deal in Copenhagen

Media release | December 17, 2009 at 12:47

After two long years of deliberations, Greenpeace warns that the issue of deforestation in the climate negotiations could be used to greenwash the UN climate deal.

Greenpeace exposes Sinar Mas’s illegal deforestation activities; demands suspension...

Media release | December 9, 2009 at 18:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence exposing illegal forest clearing by Sinar Mas group in Kalimantan and has called on Indonesian President to order the suspension of all its operations. Sinar Mas is already notorious for its involvement in...

Congo's Forest Protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Media release | December 4, 2009 at 13:25

René Ngongo, Greenpeace Africa Political Advisor and civil society activist for 18 years, today receives the Right Livelihood Award at the Swedish Parliament for his dedicated, and at times dangerous, work in defending the rights and livelihood...

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