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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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...

Greenpeace Forest Views: Summer 2001

Publication | June 19, 2001 at 18:00

A newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies.

The Amazon Rainforest: The Greatest Remaining Ancient Forest

Feature story | May 6, 2001 at 18:00

The Amazon is the greatest remaining ancient forest on Earth. The Amazon River valley is the largest basin area in the world. This basin contains most of the biodiversity on earth, with 50 percent of the entire planet's land-based animal and...

The chain of destruction from Canada's ancient temperate rainforest to the Japanese...

Publication | February 28, 2001 at 18:00

Although a few companies in Japan are beginning to reject Interfor products, in the most part, Interfor's destructive forest products are sold without being noticed by Japanese forest consumer companies. In this report, Greenpeace exposes the...

Logs of War

Publication | February 28, 2001 at 18:00

The relationship between the timber sector, arms trafficking, and the destruction of the forests of Liberia. A 2001 report produced by Greenpeace Spain.

Protecting Canada's Great Bear Rainforest: The First Steps

Publication | January 31, 2001 at 18:00

This report celebrates three agreements by the British Columbia government to protect the Great Bear Rainforest.

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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.