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.

 

The latest updates

 

Tackling deforestation – it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

Blog by Zul Fahmi | February 5, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of making big promises...

In pictures: APRIL’s unhappy anniversary

Blog by Greenpeace Staff | January 30, 2015

It’s been a year since Asia Pacific Resources International Ltd (APRIL) released its latest ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia’s forests and...

Update from Cincinnati: Felony charges dropped for Greenpeace forest activists

Blog by Annie Leonard | December 12, 2014

I am relieved and heartened to share that the activists who protested against rainforest destruction at Procter & Gamble headquarters this past March just accepted a plea deal for the misdemeanor of Trespass, after initially being overcharged...

Best Buy Is Wasting Ancient Forests, One Flyer at at Time

Blog by Amy Moas | November 26, 2014

Today Greenpeace released a report exposing Best Buy, the giant electronics retailer, for fueling destruction in Canada’s Boreal Forest. Our report reveals the company is sourcing an incredible 100 million pounds of paper every year from this...

Good News from the Amazon: Soy Moratorium Renewed

Blog by Daniel Brindis | November 25, 2014

  Over the past 8 years, the Soy Moratorium has been one of Greenpeace’s proudest milestones in the fight against deforestation and today in Brazil, the Soy Working Group announced that the Moratorium would be extended until May 2016. This news...

Caught Up in the Battle Against Congo’s Irresponsible Loggers

Blog by Amy Moas | November 13, 2014

“It’s too far away”, “there’s nothing to see or do there”, “it’s too hard to get to…” The reasons people find to avoid the long journey to some of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s many remote forested areas are numerous. Multinational logging...

Timber investigation update: Activists confront container ship carrying Amazon timber

Blog by Daniel Brindis | November 6, 2014

Today, activists outside the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands confronted a container ship carrying Amazon timber from Rainbow Trading, a company we saw last month, in real time, accept illegal timber. Last month, Greenpeace Forest Crimes Unit...

European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

Blog by Daniela Montalto | October 30, 2014

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It’s against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it. Two weeks ago, Greenpeace...

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

Blog by Guest Post | October 15, 2014

Crossposted from Grist by Amelia Urry Perhaps you have heard about Ebola, otherwise known as The Most Terrifying Disease Of Our Modern Times (Sorry, MERs; panic is a fickle friend). But you might not have heard that Ebola’s origin story also...

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Our dedicated forests team has identified priority protection projects, regions we feel are in most danger and are most critical to the health of our planet.

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