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.

 

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Endangered Forests Definition: The Wye River Process

Publication | April 26, 2002 at 18:00

Endangered Forests: Priority High Conservation Value Forests For Protection Guidance For Corporate CommitmentsGuiding document for the the Forest Leadership Forum: Collaborative Pathways to Responsible Trade, held April 25-27, 2002, Cobb Galleria...

Into the Heart of the Amazon - The Greenpeace Deni Indian Expedition

Feature story | April 21, 2002 at 18:00

Our Ancient Forest push targeted illegal timber shipments for several months during the winter of 2002. Activists from two Greenpeace ships worked non-stop to block imports of illegally logged timber from Africa and the Amazon.

The Last Remaining Ancient Forests (PDF)

Publication | April 7, 2002 at 18:00

In 1992 all but nine of the world's independent states signed an agreement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to help stop the destruction of the world's remaining forests. Ten years later, more than 10 million hectares of ancient forest are still being...

Partners in Crime: Malaysian Loggers, Timber Markets, and the Politics of...

Publication | March 3, 2002 at 18:00

The Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea are among the largest and most biologically diverse ancient forests left in the world. The future of these forests, and of the people who depend upon them, is currently at the mercy of an international...

Liberian Timber Trade Fuels Regional Insecurities

Publication | February 28, 2002 at 18:00

This 2002 Greenpeace report unveils how Liberian logging is destroying forests and funding war.

Forest Crime file: Liberia (PDF)

Publication | February 28, 2002 at 18:00

Liberian logging: destroying forests and funding war

U.S. Companies Purchasing Bigleaf (South American) Mahogany

Publication | October 18, 2001 at 18:00

Annex to the 2001 report, "Partners in Mahogany Crime."

Into the Heart of the Amazon - The Greenpeace Deni Indian Expedition

Feature story | October 17, 2001 at 18:00

In September 2001, Greenpeace sent three international teams of volunteers into the Amazon to help the Deni Indians demarcate their land to save it from loggers. On October 2, the Brazilian government attempted to stop the demarcation. The Deni...

Partners in Mahogany Crime

Publication | September 30, 2001 at 18:00

A decade after the Earth Summit, ancient forests such as the Amazon are still waiting for governments to keep their promises. Fueled by high international demand, mahogany is driving the destruction of the Amazon.

Logging in the Amazon (PDF)

Publication | September 3, 2001 at 18:00

Illegal and predatory logging plays a central role in the destruction of the Amazon. It is now generally accepted that illegal logging is now the norm, rather than the exception, in the Brazilian Amazon. The government's own investigations...

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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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