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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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.

African Forest of the Great Apes in Crisis

Feature story | May 19, 2003 at 18:00

Destructive commercial logging practices are threatening the very existence of much of the Earth's most important ancient forests. While trees may be a renewable resource, ancient forests are not. More than 80 percent of the world's ancient...

Impacts of Deforestation on the Amazon

Feature story | May 12, 2003 at 18:00

The Amazon is one of the richest areas in the world in animal and plant diversity. There are more plant species in one hectare in the Amazon than the whole of Europe. Over 200 species of trees can be found on one hectare of Amazon, and one tree...

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...

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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.