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

 

"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 ...

APP spins yet more greenwash with latest advertisement

Blog by Rolf Skar | August 2, 2011 1 comment

Oh, this is marvellous. A new commercial for Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has surfaced which, like their previous efforts, is a lesson in how to make a bad company seem downright satanic. Hats off then to Allyn Media for a beautifully...

Why is the world's largest forest certification scheme still standing by APP?

Blog by Andy Tait | July 29, 2011 4 comments

Earlier this week, we released some sad, shocking footage showing the slow and gruesome death of a Sumatran tiger that became trapped within an Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) concession in Sumatra's Riau province. The video footage...

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies in trap while rainforest bulldozed nearby [video]

Blog by Laura Kenyon | July 25, 2011 11 comments

Warning: this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you. Recently, word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in an area being logged by Asia Pulp and...

For Xmas from Hasbro: Tiger Extinction

Blog by Daniel Brindis | July 19, 2011

Now that Lego has seen the light , the other companies listed in our Toying With Extinction report including Mattel , Disney and Hasbro , are under more pressure than ever to stop wrapping their toys in rainforest destruction. ...

Deforestation and violence in the Congo

Blog by Rene Ngongo | July 15, 2011 1 comment

I’m writing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days I am torn between outrage and bitterness when I hear about the unbelievable violence that has once again been unleashed on the heart of the...

Lego Takes Action to Tackle Deforestation

Blog by Daniel Brindis | July 8, 2011 2 comments

When Ken dumped Barbie last month, Mattel was not the only toy industry giant put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation showed that Hasbro, Lego and Disney are also wrapping toys in paper...

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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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