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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Illegal logging in Cameroon

Publication | February 29, 2000 at 18:00

Cameroon is the number one tropical timber exporter in Africa. Less than 20 percent of Cameroon's unprotected forests remain free from logging development.

Amazon Tour: Find Out About the Region from Crew Members Aboard the Amazon Guardian

Feature story | January 31, 2000 at 18:00

In February 2001, Guardian embarked on a four-month tour through the various rivers of the Amazonas and Para States to denounce illegal logging in this Amazon region. "The Amazon Guardian will broaden our capability to investigate and collect...

Turning up the heat - Executive summary

Image | January 6, 2000 at 18:00

Turning up the heat - Executive summary

Illegal Forest Felling Activities in Russia (PDF)

Publication | January 2, 2000 at 18:00

Although Russia has some of the most sophisticated systems for regulating the forest industry, logging importers are still in business with the illegal logging trade.

Spotlight on the Illegal Timber Trade: Asia Pacific

Publication | December 31, 1999 at 18:00

A 2000 Greenpeace supplement to the report, "Against the Law: The G8 and the Illegal Timber Trade."

Turning up the heat

Image | December 31, 1999 at 18:00

Turning up the heat

The Chain of Destruction: From Canada's Ancient Forests to the United States Market

Publication | January 31, 1999 at 18:00

This report details American consumption of ancient forests, particularly timber coming from Canada.

Alongside the Law: A report about the log supply for plywood and veneer exporting...

Publication | January 4, 1999 at 18:00

The six exporting plywood and veneer companies of the Amazonas state – Amaplac, Carolina, Cifec, Compensa, CIM and Gethal – are or have been involved with illegal logging in the past two and a half years. In 1998, they were responsible for 86,7%...

Facing Destruction: A Greenpeace briefing on the timber industry in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | December 31, 1998 at 18:00

Based on recent fieldwork, literature and interviews with company executives, this report presents details of the activities of 17 logging companies currently operating in the Amazon’s forest states of Amazonas and Para. All of the companies are...

Buying Destruction: A Greenpeace Report for Corporate Consumers of Forest Products

Publication | December 31, 1998 at 18:00

There are two main problems facing you as a corporate consumer of forest products: the loss of your resource base and the loss of your market. Your resource is diminishing and becoming increasingly remote and both your customers and investors are...

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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.