Learn more about our priority protection projects in regions we feel are in most danger and are most critical to the health of our planet.

Indonesia 

Indonesia is not only home to diverse species of plants and animals including the endangered Sumatran tiger of which there are only 400 remaining, but its carbon-rich peatlands are also critical to millions of Indonesians. Read more about our work to protect rainforests in Indonesia.

 

 

 

Amazon

The Amazon forest is home to more wildlife than anywhere else on Earth in addition to 20 million people. Storing up to 120 billion tons of carbon, it is also criticial to regulating our climate. We're working to towards a goal of zero deforestation in the Amazon by 2015 by working with industry and protective forests code. Find out more about our work in the vibrant Amazon region.

 

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Congo Basin 

The vast forest of the Congo Basin is the second largest tropical rainforest on earth and the lungs of Africa. Its ecosystem provides food, fresh water, shelter and medicine for millions of people, and is home to many critically endangered species including elephants, gorillas, bonobos and okapis. International palm oil plantations have unfortunately set their sights on this vulnerable region, and we're working hard to expose the danger of this kind of reckless development. Read more.

 

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A Concerning Blindspot in FSC Forest Product Certification

Blog by Guest Post | August 4, 2014

By Tatiana Khakimulina, Forest Campaigner for Greenpeace Russia. I have worked at Greenpeace Russia as a forest engineer for the past two years, focusing on monitoring logging activities by FSC certificate holders in the Boreal forest zone. I...

Greenpeace, Kimberly-Clark celebrate “wood” anniversary

Blog by Rolf Skar | July 31, 2014

It’s fitting that fifth year celebrations are known as “wood” anniversaries since that’s largely what this one is about. On August 5th, Kimberly-Clark and Greenpeace will mark five years of the company’s new fiber buying policy and the end of...

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what’s wrong in India

Blog by Aaron Gray-Block | July 31, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests are the latest...

Trees can be endangered too and this one is in trouble

Blog by Danielle Van Oijen | July 16, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on...

Busted! Rainforest Destroyer and Its US Customers Exposed

Blog by Amy Moas | July 8, 2014

Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL, which is part of the Royal Golden Eagle Group, as photographic evidence from Greenpeace shows continued destruction of rainforests and fire-prone...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production. This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it could also just...

Can Used Cell Phones Really Save the RainForest?

Blog by Amy Moas | June 25, 2014

Greenpeace is working hard every day to end deforestation worldwide. But we cannot do it alone. We are proud to stand with other organizations that are also doing great work in pioneering new ways to save our forests. Every year more than 150...

Illegal wood and murdered activists in the Amazon

Blog by Jason Schwartz | May 29, 2014

The US is the largest market for timber exported from Brazil. While Americans buy massive quantities of wood, often taken illegally from forests, to construct floors, outdoor paths, and piers, activists working to protect the Amazon are being...

Stop the suffocating haze from forest fires in Indonesia

Blog by Zamzami | May 28, 2014

Every year for as long as I can remember, this time of year has been a smoky, hazy month in Sumatra – and each year it’s getting worse. I’ve chatted to farmers, doctors, and parents, and everywhere I hear the same thing: the Haze Wave has to...

Licence to Launder

Publication | May 27, 2014 at 5:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

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