What We Do: Protecting Ancient Forests

Join campaigner Rolf Skar on a walk through Muir Woods and a tour of Greenpeace's Forest Campaign. With your help, our goal of zero deforestation worldwide is within reach.

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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.

"We're working to create a world with zero deforestation.
Will you join us?"

—Forests Campaign Director Rolf Skar

Yes, I want to protect ancient forests!

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.

Learn more about our motivation, our vision, our impact and our current projects in forest protection.

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Blog by Bustar Maitar | November 22, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction, has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would halt all...

Amazon destruction increases 28% over last year

Blog by Daniela Montalto | November 15, 2013

Yesterday, the Brazilian government released annual figures for deforestation in the Amazon and the news is not good. A total of 5,843 square kilometres are estimated lost between August 2012 and July 2013, an increase in deforestation of 28...

Wilmar, an Orangutan Graveyard and Our Addiction to Dirty Palm Oil

Blog by Amy Moas | November 12, 2013

My colleague Wirendro Sumargo, based in Greenpeace’s office in Indonesia, recently wrote about a moving experience witnessing the plight of the orangutan. His evidence of forest destruction and endangered wildlife deaths at the hands of one palm...

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