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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Why California should not be allowed to outsource hot air

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 3, 2013

This week Greenpeace and other leading environmental groups including Sierra Club California, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, and Friends of the Earth sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown...

Why California should not be allowed to outsource hot air

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 3, 2013

This week Greenpeace and other leading environmental groups including Sierra Club California, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, and Friends of the Earth sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown...

Protecting our land – the Mishigamish in the Broadback Valley in Quebec

Blog by Guest Post | April 29, 2013

Guest Post By Paul Gull, Chief of Waswanipi Cree Nation and Steven Blacksmith, Director of Natural Resources, Waswanipi Cree Nation The traditional traplines of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi are located in Northern Quebec above the...

Protecting our land – the Mishigamish in the Broadback Valley in Quebec

Blog by Guest Post | April 29, 2013

Guest Post By Paul Gull, Chief of Waswanipi Cree Nation and Steven Blacksmith, Director of Natural Resources, Waswanipi Cree Nation The traditional traplines of the Cree First Nation of Waswanipi are located in Northern Quebec above the...

“As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests”

Blog by Jess Miller | April 19, 2013

zoom Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a survey...

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