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

 

Texas Wildfires Contradict Governor's Belief

Blog by mfloegel | September 30, 2011

Cognitive dissonance is name given to the discomfort caused by trying to simultaneously hold two conflicting ideas.  Policy dissonance might be the name applied when two conflicting ideas are the basis for government action.   An...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 28, 2011 3 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

Wangari Maathai - 'Mama Trees' passes away

Blog by Greenpeace International | September 26, 2011 1 comment

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent, and the world. zoom ...

"I'm the eye of the tiger"

Blog by Rusmadya Maharuddin, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 23, 2011

Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs from a natural forest on the first day of the "tiger tour", where they will travel through Sumatra to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. Image: Ulet...

Deni celebrate their forest homeland in the Brazilian Amazon

Blog by Paulo Adario, Greenpeace Brazil | September 19, 2011 1 comment

Greenpeace volunteers helped the Deni, a people indigenous to the Brazilian Amazon, demarcate their homeland: 1,6 million acres of fantastic forest. Image: Greenpeace September 11th, 2001 was not only a day of major tragedy in...

Bad time down under for APP gets worse

Blog by Andy Tait | August 25, 2011 1 comment

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for Steve Nicholson, the corporate affairs director for Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) in Australia and New Zealand. Fresh from a  PR crisis in Australia - caused when his staff were found out for...

"You are just scum;" APP sinks to new low with personal attacks

Blog by Rolf Skar | August 19, 2011 1 comment

Notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is not exactly a model of corporate responsibility .  But they seem to have added a new low mark with their latest, desperate antics to greenwash their soiled image . ...

Forest Crimes Unit: Brazil- Congressman fined for forest crime

Blog by Daniel Brindis | August 10, 2011 1 comment

A story straight out of late night crime drama, (minus the one-liners and  soundtrack by The Who ). Brazilian congressman Raimundo Coimbra Júnior, from the state of Tocantins, set fire to 153 hectares of protected rainforest, but was...

WOLFGATE – Forest Service Betrayal of the Alaskan Rainforest (Part 1)

Blog by Larry Edwards | August 8, 2011 1 comment

This begins the backstory to our big victory last week in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, over four Forest Service logging projects in our largest national forest — the Tongass. The ruling forces the U.S. Forest Service to...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog by Jamie Woolley | August 2, 2011 2 comments

The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has  moved a tiger  from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it is supposed to prove that company has green stripes. But, as with anything ...

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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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