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

 

Procter & Gamble, orphan orangutans & flying tigers

Blog by Joao Talocchi | March 4, 2014

Today started as a regular day. My son woke up at 5 am, at 7am I got a coffee, walked to the subway and after a 40 minute commute I got to the office. But this ain’t no regular day. This is the day Procter&Gamble will have to stop ignoring the...

BREAKING: Activists on a zipline protest Procter and Gamble’s link to deforestation

Blog by Cassady Sharp | March 4, 2014

Cincinnati, March 4th 2014 – Greenpeace activists protested Procter & Gamble’s link to tropical deforestation at the company’s global headquarters today, hanging from a zipline between the building’s two iconic towers. TAKE ACTION NOW! 10:10 AM...

VIDEO: Procter & Gamble destroying habitat of forests wildlife

Blog by Cassady Sharp | March 4, 2014

Procter & Gamble buys palm oil from companies that are destroying the forest home of orangutans, elephants and tigers. Share this film to expose P&G and help orangutans.

Extremists Put a Bulls-eye On My Friends Lesley and George

Blog by Rolf Skar | February 27, 2014

The news was shocking: far-right fanatics had declared “open season” on my friends Lesley and George, distributing a “wanted” poster with George’s photo and address. They threatened violence and said they had been to George and Lesley’s home,...

Conecting dots. The link between Head & Shoulders and buried orangutans

Blog by Joao Talocchi | February 26, 2014

Orangutans are fascinating animals. They make and use simple tools as branches to collect honey, search for insects, reach fruits that are a bit too far out. They use large leaves as umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun or rain and small...

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