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

 

Department of Interior Receives Special Delivery

Feature story | October 22, 2003 at 18:00

In preparation for the U.S. Senate vote on H.R. 1904, the legislative equivalent of President Bush's so-called "Healthy Forest Initiative (HFI)," activists in Washington, D.C. delivered a 6-foot-diameter slab cut from the stump of a logged...

Our Role in Stopping the Illegal Brazilian Mahogany Trade

Feature story | October 14, 2003 at 18:00

In October 2001, Paulo Adario, Greenpeace's Amazon Forest Coordinator, began receiving death threats. These threats were so serious that Brazilian authorities decided to provide him with around the clock protection. What led to this extraordinary...

Putting a Face on Destruction: West Fraser

Publication | August 21, 2003 at 18:00

West Fraser's business consists of logging, selling and processing logs and producing and selling dissolving and paper pulp.

Putting a Face on Destruction: Interfor

Publication | August 21, 2003 at 18:00

Interfor's business consists of logging, selling and processing logs, primarily as lumber for construction. Government and industry documents identify Interfor's environmental record as a major concern.

Putting a Face on Destruction: Doman Industries, Ltd.

Publication | August 21, 2003 at 18:00

This fact sheet provides important data about Doman Industries, Ltd. Doman's business consists of logging, selling and processing logs. It has violated numerous environmental and commercial laws.

Calling for President Bush's Arrest for Forest Crimes

Feature story | August 20, 2003 at 18:00

Activists cordoned off the U.S. Forest Service Headquarters and called for Bush's arrest for forest crimes one day before the President's visit to Portland.

Eco-Certification in the Forest Industry

Publication | August 19, 2003 at 18:00

A brief about eco-certification including what it is, why it is needed, who is doing it and Greenpeace's position.

Forest Crime File: Chainsaw Criminal Wijima

Publication | July 27, 2003 at 18:00

Get the real story behind Wijima's illegal logging activities in Africa.

Liberia's Rainforest: Conflict and Conservation

Feature story | July 27, 2003 at 18:00

Liberia houses two-thirds of the Upper Guinean Rainforest, which has been classified as a biodiversity hotspot by global conservation groups. A biodiversity hotspot is a region that is rich in species that are native, both fauna and flora, and...

Rainbow Warrior Freed!

Feature story | July 6, 2003 at 18:00

The Rainbow Warrior was detained by Spanish authorities on 13 June after activists carried out a peaceful, non-violent protest against the timber transport ship, Honour. The Honour was carrying timber from Cameroon, belonging to companies known...

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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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