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

 

Paulo Adario United Nations Forest Hero

Image gallery | February 8, 2012

2011: Thanks for an Amazing Year of Victories for the Planet

Blog by chris eaton | December 22, 2011

With the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima and the rising challenge of climate change, 2011 might seem like a dark year for the environment. Yet this year also gave me a lot of hope. The growing power of grassroots activists has...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | December 19, 2011

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – the company doing so much to jeopardise the future of Indonesia's rainforests –...

Brazil Update: President Dilma gives forest criminals an early Christmas present.

Blog by Daniel Brindis | December 16, 2011

In the midst of a political street fight over the Brazilian Forest Code , the UN climate talks in Durban and the holiday season,  President Dilma approved a signed a law that will weaken environmental enforcement, making it much...

Devastating scenes of climate change in rural China

Blog by admin | December 16, 2011

The impacts of climate change are already being felt. Average global temperatures have risen every decade since the 1970s. 2010 tied 2005 as the hottest year on record. Overall, the 10 hottest years on record have all occurred in the...

Threat to Amazon delayed, as new Forest Code vote is postponed to 2012

Blog by admin | December 15, 2011

The next stage of voting on Brazil’s new Forest Code – which could have devastating impacts on the Amazon - has been once again postponed before going to President Dilma, who can either approve or veto it. The new code, which has been...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 7, 2011 3 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

New Forest Code will condemn the Amazon rainforest

Blog by Nathalia Clark, Greenpeace Brazil | November 29, 2011

Last week senators in Brazil approved a text that condemns the Brazilian forests, a deal between government and agribusiness made in back rooms and secret meetings, and they rejected an amendment that calls for a ten-year moratorium on...

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Blog by Greenpeace International | November 28, 2011 1 comment

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters. As communities around the world are...

McKinsey's rainforest advice? A McCon job.

Blog by Jay Ferrari | November 17, 2011

Last spring, Greenpeace completed an investigation of global consultancy firm McKinsey that reveals an insidious deforestation double-cross. While tasked with showing forest countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo,...

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