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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Greenpeace Forest Views: Spring 2003

Publication | April 30, 2003 at 18:00

A newsletter for customers and investors of Candadian logging companies.

Trees fight back for ancient forests as Greenpeace

Image | April 30, 2003 at 18:00

Trees fight back for ancient forests as Greenpeace activists dressed as Ents march on the British Columbia legislature.

2002 Victories on Video

Feature story | January 26, 2003 at 18:00

The year 2002 saw amazing victories for the environment in increased investment in renewable energy and in the protection of the Brazilian Amazon. Check out this video feature highlighting Greenpeace's contributions to these two victories.

Spotlight on Illegal Logging: Company Profile (PDF)

Publication | September 1, 2002 at 18:00

In recent years, a stream of reports published by the Cameroonian Government, the World Bank, Global Forest Watch (World Resources Institute) and environmental organisations such as WWF and Greenpeace have revealed the widespread nature of...

Forest Destruction Fuels Regional Conflicts: Environmental and Social Impacts of the...

Publication | September 1, 2002 at 18:00

The timber industry in Liberia is a lucrative one – at least for a country whose estimated Gross Domestic Product is only around $450 million (U.S.). The forestry sector raised well over $100 million (U.S.) in 2001, and it has long been one of...

Brazil's Historic Efforts to Save Mahogany

Feature story | August 1, 2002 at 18:00

In a historic and bold move, Brazil suspended its mahogany trade on December 5th, 2001, in response to an on-going Greenpeace investigation into rampant illegal practices in Brazil's mahogany trade.

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...

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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.