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

 

October 2011 Photo of the Month

Blog by bmeyers | November 4, 2011

The October 2011 Photo of the Month by Ulet Ifansasti shows Greenpeace Indonesian activists in tiger costumes in Sumatra, Indonesia, where logging concessions are destroying the remaining habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger. ...

Another Forest Win "Transforms" An Industry

Blog by Rolf Skar | November 1, 2011 2 comments

When Greenpeace released a carefully researched exposé How APP is Toying With Extinction in June, we exposed the ties between leading toy makers and rainforest destruction in Indonesia . Realizing parents don't want to buy toys...

Rising high to tell Brazilian President ‘Stop the Chainsaws’

Blog by Stephanie Goodwin | October 31, 2011

Almost one year ago to the day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said something that made a lot of sense:   “ Brazil can expand its agricultural production without cutting .”  I agree. One year later, however, the president appears...

Kicked out of Indonesia for fighting APP's deforestation

Blog by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | October 26, 2011 3 comments

Until last Wednesday, I was in Indonesia. I'd travelled there to work with colleagues in Jakarta and Sumatra on our continuing campaign to end the devastation of the country's magnificent rainforests. TEST But after an extremely...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog by Jamie- Greenpeace UK | October 20, 2011 1 comment

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Review: Searching for the Amazon's last tribes in "The Unconquered" by Scott Wallace

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 18, 2011 1 comment

It’s hard to believe that even in 2011, after over 500 years of colonization and generations of new technologies that there still exist uncontacted groups of indigenous people have been able to preserver and maintain their lifestyles.

50,000 demand action by U.S. retailers to end rainforest destruction

Blog by chris eaton | October 14, 2011 22 comments

In the last 5 days, more than 50,000 people have sent a message to Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam's Club, Safeway and Costco, urging the US retail giants to not sell rainforest destruction. At issue is the Indonesian-based company ...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog by Jamie, Greenpeace UK | October 13, 2011

In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive director of Greenpeace UK has been refused entry into Indonesia. Arriving at Jakarta's international airport earlier today, John Sauven was blocked from...

The Lacey Act, politics and premium guitars

Blog by Scott Paul | October 13, 2011 2 comments

When we think of lumber we don’t always consider pianos, guitars, and violins. Yet these musical instruments tend to be made of some of the most valuable, exotic and sought-after woods on the planet, often originating from some of...

Students Warn Campus Administrators About Asia Pulp and Paper

Blog by Zia Kandler | October 11, 2011 1 comment

The sun was shining on a Sunday morning in the almost empty downtown Pittsburgh as we arrived at the Convention Center to talk to Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ( AASHE ) conference attendees.

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