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


Nestle to stop using products from rainforest destruction

Media release | May 16, 2010 at 18:00

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and drinks company, announced today that it will stop using products that come from rainforest destruction. The move follows a two month Greenpeace campaign that exposed Nestlé’s use of palm oil in products like...

Palm Oil Giant Sinar Mas Continues to Break Environmental Commitments

Media release | April 26, 2010 at 18:00

As shareholders arrived at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Sinar Mas palm oil subsidiary Golden Agri Resources (GAR), Greenpeace released new evidence showing the company is breaking its promise to stop destroying Indonesia's rainforests. ...

Greenpeace vows to increase pressure on companies, governments to create solutions to...

Media release | April 11, 2010 at 18:00

Suspected arson burned a Greenpeace “Climate Defenders Camp” on the Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra, Indonesia on Sunday. Though there were no injuries, the incident increases concerns over the safety of community members and conservation advocates...

Brazil’s cattle giants request more time to map Amazon suppliers

Media release | April 5, 2010 at 18:00

Two of the three Brazilian cattle giants, Marfrig and Minerva, presented yesterday during a meeting at the Brazilian Association of Meat Exporters (ABIEC) in Sao Paulo. The results did not match the commitment they agreed to October 2009. At the...

Greenpeace response to Nestle's statement on sourcing Indonesian palm oil

Media release | March 16, 2010 at 19:00

In response to Nestle's reaction to the Greenpeace report today, Rolf Skar, senior forest campaigner said:

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