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


Clearcuts, Kleenex and Forest Campaigns

Blog by lindsey | June 6, 2007

A few weeks ago I was asked to explain what I do as a Greenpeace Forest Campaigner and found the question tougher to answer than you might imagine.  If you're interested in my response by way of lengthy story I've posted it below. It's...

Forest Defender Murdered in Mexico

Blog by renata | June 1, 2007 1 comment

Many people do environmental work to make the world a better place for their children to live in. Imagine, then, what it must be like for a prominent environmental activist to loose one of his children because of his and his child’s...

The Birds in Your Backyard and One Ancient Forest

Blog by renata | May 23, 2007

Unless you have your very own Greenpeace calendar , you might have missed this year’s International Migratory Bird Day     Maybe you’re thinking: “Too bad for me. I’ll celebrate migratory birds next year.”     Yes, but- maybe you...

It's not November, but you can still vote

Blog by renata | May 16, 2007

You already know about Kimberly-Clark's outrageous forestry practices and you're already outraged. What else can you do to send a clear message to the company that their behavior continues to be unacceptable and needs to be changed?

Brow Sweat and Bright Lights: Greeenpeace at Kimberly-Clark's AGM

Blog by renata | May 14, 2007

In  Rules for Radicals , published way back in 1972, the well-known community organizer  Saul Alinsky got really excited about this thing he called shareholder activism. Alinsky saw shareholder activism as being two-fold:...

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