Herakles Harms

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.

The latest updates


Psst. Greenpeace inspires me. Pass it on.

Blog by savee419 | January 19, 2010

The flurry of the end of the year is over. Looking back, 2009 was an incredible year for the environment. The Boreal Forest now has Kimberly-Clark on its side , the House has agreed to make our communities and earth a safer place ,...

"Islands Wolf II" lawsuit filed in federal court

Blog by mikeg | January 11, 2010

In July 2008, Greenpeace and Cascadia Wildlands Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service alleging that the agency had violated environmental laws in the planning of four logging projects in Alaska's Tongass National...

Twelve days left to avert climate crisis

Blog by mikeg | November 25, 2009

Greenpeace activists at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operation to send a message to world leaders: there are only twelve days left until the Copenhagen climate summit,...

Greenpeace activists send Pres Obama a message from recently deforested Indonesian...

Blog by mikeg | November 11, 2009 1 comment

This morning, an international team of Greenpeace activists issued an urgent call to action to President Barack Obama from the heart of Indonesia's threatened rainforests by unfurling a banner in a freshly destroyed area of forest that...

Mission Possible: Restoring Indonesia's peatland

Blog by greenpeace_guest_blogger | November 6, 2009

Hikmat Soeriatanuwijaya is a campaigner for Greenpeace Southeast Asia who is currently at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia. I am now on the peatland area of Semenanjung Kampar, half an hour away by boat from Greenpeace's ...

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