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

 

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,...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | November 15, 2011

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | November 14, 2011 1 comment

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, in...

Operation Tiger: budding grassroots power in NYC

Blog by Lana Guardo | November 9, 2011

It’s what every young organizer dreams of…the evolutionary transformation of a campus club, into a national movement. From an outrageously captivating Sumatran Tiger vs. Lumberjack arm wrestling match in the middle of campus, to a...

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Blog by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | November 9, 2011 1 comment

A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer, has lost more customers , with lots of big clients walking away because APP keeps on using Indonesian rainforest fibre in its...

The Stampede of Western Governments into a BioMESS

Blog by Larry Edwards | November 7, 2011

Fueling a BioMess is a new Greenpeace report that exposes the myopic stampede of western governments into fueling electric power plants and heat plants with forest biomass, as a way to help save the climate. The climate as...

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