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

 

World Biodiversity Day

Image gallery | May 22, 2013

“As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests”

Blog by Jess Miller | April 19, 2013

zoom Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a survey...

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon on the rise again.

Blog by Daniel Brindis | March 29, 2013

Just months after celebrating the lowest historic deforestation rate in the Amazon, the Brazilian government released new figures this week that it may be losing progress. The new Amazon deforestation figures estimate that 654 square miles of...

Drawing a line the in the sand, not in the forests.

Blog by Kat Clark | March 28, 2013

At Greenpeace, we’re often working hard to help save unique and amazing forests in places like the Amazon and Indonesia. This week, we’re excited to announce a major victory for our unique and amazing forests right here in the U.S. … Continue...

Giant Tiger Calls Out Rainforest Destroyer

Blog by Amy Moas | March 22, 2013

Greenpeace activists inflated a 42 foot tiger on San Francisco’s iconic Embarcadero on Thursday, the International Day of Forests. The giant tiger helped send a message about Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, APRIL (Asia Pacific...

Every day is forest day at Greenpeace

Blog by Paulo Adario | March 21, 2013

Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings … Continue reading →

International Day of Forests

Image gallery | March 21, 2013

Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

The palm oil project being developed by the US-owned company Herakles Farms in Cameroon demonstrates the threat posed by badly managed expansion of oil palm plantations.

A Forest Conservation Policy

Image gallery | February 5, 2013

Forest Clearing, Cameroon.

Image gallery | November 19, 2012

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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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