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 

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.

 

 

 

Amazon

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.

 

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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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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...

Mouth of Lockhart/Gordon Creek

Image | September 30, 1998 at 18:00

Mouth of Lockhart/Gordon Creek, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada.

Western Forest Products, Logging Practices and the Forestry Stewardship Council's...

Publication | August 31, 1998 at 18:00

This 1998 report is an indicative assessment which contrasts the current and proposed logging practices of WFP with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council and an analysis of the concerns.

Western Forest Products and Logging in the Ingram-Mooto Watersheds of the Great Bear...

Publication | August 31, 1998 at 18:00

This 1998 fact sheet documents WFP's logging plans, the involvement of the First Nations, the ecology of the Ingram-Mooto Watersheds and the need to protect BC's temperate rainforests.

Now or Never: Endangered Salmon of the Great Bear Rainforest

Publication | December 31, 1997 at 18:00

This 1998 report discusses how British Colombia's current logging practices devastate salmon stocks. Included are charts of locations and the species effected.

British Columbia Communities at a Crossroads

Publication | December 31, 1997 at 18:00

For the past one hundred years, B.C. has built its economic wealth on the extraction of resources. With the advent of industrial-scale logging in the 1950s, a staggering amount of wood began to be cut. Today the number of trees cut in B.C. each...

Greenpeace activist aboard barge carying

Image | November 13, 1996 at 19:00

Greenpeace activist aboard barge carying genetically engineered soya.

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