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

 

The Fight Against Illegal Logging In The DRC

Image gallery | March 3, 2014

Extremists Put a Bulls-eye On My Friends Lesley and George

Blog by Rolf Skar | February 27, 2014

The news was shocking: far-right fanatics had declared “open season” on my friends Lesley and George, distributing a “wanted” poster with George’s photo and address. They threatened violence and said they had been to George and Lesley’s home,...

Conecting dots. The link between Head & Shoulders and buried orangutans

Blog by Joao Talocchi | February 26, 2014

Orangutans are fascinating animals. They make and use simple tools as branches to collect honey, search for insects, reach fruits that are a bit too far out. They use large leaves as umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun or rain and small...

Connecting the dots: The link between Head & Shoulders and buried orangutans

Blog by Joao Talocchi | February 26, 2014

Orangutans are fascinating animals. They make and use simple tools as branches to collect honey, search for insects, reach fruits that are a bit too far out. They use large leaves as umbrellas to protect their skin from the sun or rain and small...

Pulling back the shower curtain on Procter & Gamble’s dirty secret!

Blog by Bustar Maitar | February 26, 2014

Procter & Gamble claims that nearly 5 billion people use its products, including the anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. What’s not so squeaky clean is that P&G is making those billions of consumers unknowingly part of an environmental...

VIDEO: Say no to dirty palm oil

Blog by Jason Schwartz | February 22, 2014

Palm oil is a staple food for millions of people worldwide, and it is an ingredient or component of 50% of packaged consumer products, from chocolate, to biodiesel, to shampoo. As a commodity, its ubiquity, high yield, and versatility of uses...

2013: The Year In Photos

Image gallery | December 24, 2013

Palm oil giant commits to zero deforestation

Blog by Bustar Maitar | December 6, 2013

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar International – the world’s biggest palm oil company – has committed to a...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caves to public pressure, commits to end forests destruction

Blog by Kat Clark | December 5, 2013

Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response to pressure from Greenpeace, NGOs and consumers around the world. The policy has the potential to be a landmark win for the world’s...

This is what ‘dirty’ palm oil looks like

Blog by Bustar Maitar | November 22, 2013

Bumitama Agro, a notorious palm oil supplier to Wilmar with a track record of of forest destruction, has hit headlines in Indonesia. Yesterday it denied that it has “destroyed forest or killed orang-utans”, but promised that it would halt all...

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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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