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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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...

Kootenai National Forest of Montana

Feature story | June 11, 2003 at 18:00

Logging and mining have devastated the Kootenai National Forest's ecosystem and have threatened the survival of wildlife that depends on it. Continued management under the present resource extraction model, underscored by politics and economies...

Bitterroot National Forest Bordering Montana and Northern Idaho

Feature story | June 10, 2003 at 18:00

Roughly half of the Bitterroot National Forest contains some of the most pristine wilderness in the Northern Rockies, but the remainder is severely damaged from past logging and road building.

UK Home Office Construction Site Declared Forest Crime Scene

Feature story | June 3, 2003 at 18:00

UK contractors using illegally logged Indonesian timber found their construction site shut down by activists in protest.

Homeland Destruction

Feature story | June 3, 2003 at 18:00

Since his inauguration in 2001, President George W. Bush has led an unprecedented assault on our natural resources and environmental safeguards. The time has come to say enough is enough. We must insist that this administration protect our land...

Save the Roadless Area Conservation Rule

Feature story | June 2, 2003 at 18:00

Logging corporations and other natural resource companies could soon be able to plow, bulldoze and pillage through our national forests. The Bush administration is attempting to eliminate the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, opening these areas...

Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedoms

Publication | June 1, 2003 at 18:00

This report of America's 10 Endangered National Forests was produced in collaboration with the National Forest Protection Alliance.

Victory for the Great Bear Rainforest

Feature story | May 20, 2003 at 18:00

On April 4th, 2001, after years of grassroots efforts, a coalition of forest protection advocates, including Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, and ForestEthics, scored a huge victory...

Principles and Guidelines for Ecologically Responsible Forest Use: Table of Contents

Publication | May 19, 2003 at 18:00

Report detailing guidelines to responsibly use the earth's forests to avoid unneeded logging practices.

What Makes a Forest an Ancient Forest?

Feature story | May 19, 2003 at 18:00

Ancient forests are forest areas that are relatively undisturbed by human activity. These forests are home to the majority of plant and animal species found on land.

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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.