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 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.





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.




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.


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State of Conflict

Publication | November 2, 2003 at 18:00

This report focuses on the Brazilian Amazon state of Pará, where industrial activities are surging ahead leaving the law behind. It concentrates on the two most aggressive industrial frontiers in Pará State: the regions of Porto de Moz and...

Annex to State of Conflict: The U.S. Connection to Illegal Logging in the Brazilian...

Publication | October 31, 2003 at 18:00

"State of Conflict" details the extensive degree to which illegal logging is taking place in Pará State, particularly in the areas of the Middle Land and Porto de Moz. This annex identifies U.S. companies in the chain-of-custody.

Port of Miami Refuses Greenpeace Dock Space

Feature story | October 31, 2003 at 18:00

The Esperanza left anchorage in Miami and is now on her way to dry dock in Greece. The Coast Guard sent a cutter out to made sure we were going in the right direction... Find out about our time in Miami.

View from the Amazon

Feature story | October 29, 2003 at 18:00

"From our perspective, it seems that the messenger is being 'shot' while the criminals go free. We thought this only happened in the lawless frontiers of the Amazon, and not in the United States of America..." Read more from Paulo Adario.

Update: Senate Fire Bill Passed

Feature story | October 29, 2003 at 18:00

Despite opposition from organizations and citizens, the U.S. Senate passed the Bush administration's "Healthy Forest" logging initiative by a vote of 80-14.

View from the Ship

Feature story | October 27, 2003 at 18:00

How does it feel to be on a Greenpeace ship miles off the coast, unable to dock, with helicopters buzzing overhead and Coast Guard boats circling? Find out from the crew members on board.

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.

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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.