Forests

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.

 

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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.

Our Motivation

Around the world, forests are being logged for timber and paper pulp and cleared to grow mono-crops like soy and palm oil while also deteriorating from impacts of global warming. Deforestation is a major driver of global warming, responsible for up to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions–more than all the cars, trucks, planes, boats and trains in the world combined.

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Our vision

Solutions to deforestation exist. We're campaigning for zero deforestation globally by 2020.

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Our impact

Whether it's convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, our supporters can fortunately celebrate several victories for the forests.

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Our current projects

Learn more about our current projects in forest protection.

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Police officers use bolt cutters to remove

Image | July 25, 2008 at 10:21

Police officers use bolt cutters to remove the activists from the Kleenex facility.

Police were on the scene quickly as one activists

Image | July 25, 2008 at 10:15

Police were on the scene quickly as one activists speaks directly with a police officer outside the Kleenex facility.

Activists lock down Kleenex mill in CA

Image gallery | July 24, 2008

An information sheet and tree seedlings were

Image | June 9, 2008 at 18:00

An information sheet and tree seedlings were placed on the windshields of vehicles parked in the employee lot of Kimberly-Clark's New Milford, Connecticut facility by Greenpeace activists during a protest on June 9, 2008. The protest was an...

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