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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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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.

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...

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...

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