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.


The latest updates


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...

Taking Action to Free the Rainbow Warrior from Impoundment

Feature story | June 25, 2003 at 18:00

Greenpeace offices around the globe have been working in solidarity to get the Rainbow Warrior out of impoundment. The current bond of $343,000 exceeds that asked for the Prestige Oil tanker that spilled off the coast of Spain in November.

Vanishing Forests

Feature story | June 13, 2003 at 18:00

Warmer temperatures and increased rainfall or drought due to climate change will adversely affect the health of the world's forests.

Umpqua National Forest

Feature story | June 11, 2003 at 18:00

Southern Oregon's 984,000-acre Umpqua National Forest boasts a dramatic landscape of rugged peaks, deep canyons and lush temperate rainforest. The Bush administration is attempting to weaken the Umpqua's protection, opening the door to severe...

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Feature story | June 11, 2003 at 18:00

The 818,000-acre Sitgreaves National Forest (SNF) averages approximately 7,000 feet in elevation and is characterized by gentle terrain interspersed with steep drainages. Pure ponderosa pine, mixed-conifer and pinyon-juniper forests dominate much...

Plumas National Forest of California

Feature story | June 11, 2003 at 18:00

The Plumas National Forest encompasses 1.4 million acres of California's northern Sierra Nevada range. An ongoing legacy of logging, grazing and road construction has damaged many of the forest's 4,700 miles of rivers and streams, left few...

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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.