Forests

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

 

Illegal timber from the Brazilian Amazon sold all over the world

Blog by Daniel Brindis | May 15, 2014

Amazon timber is all over the U.S. You can find it in hardwood flooring at national retailers like Lumber Liquidators and in walkways at landmarks like Atlantic City, Miami Beach, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Much of this wood comes from Pará State,...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog by Joao Talocchi | April 8, 2014

This post Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace USA. About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world Dozens...

Procter & Gamble agrees to clean up its palm oil act

Blog by Meena Hussain | April 8, 2014

This post Procter & Gamble agrees to clean up its palm oil act originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace USA. Procter and Gamble (P&G) has committed to a new No Deforestation policy that will remove forest destruction from its products...

A big day for an embattled wolf

Blog by Larry Edwards | March 28, 2014

This post A big day for an embattled wolf originally appeared on the blog of Greenpeace USA. The Alexander Archipelago wolf is a fascinating top predator, unique to the coastal temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska.  Today it came a step...

Pressure Procter & Gamble

Blog by admin | March 14, 2014

Background – March 12, 2014 Let’s flood Procter & Gamble’s social media accounts with messages about what their sustainability really looks like: 1. Leave a comment on this Procter & Gamble Facebook post: COPY AND PASTE:P&G, your kind of “caring...

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