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.

 

The latest updates

 

50,000 demand action by U.S. retailers to end rainforest destruction

Blog by chris eaton | October 14, 2011 22 comments

In the last 5 days, more than 50,000 people have sent a message to Walmart, Target, Kroger, Sam's Club, Safeway and Costco, urging the US retail giants to not sell rainforest destruction. At issue is the Indonesian-based company ...

Greenpeace director refused entry to Indonesia following smear campaign

Blog by Jamie, Greenpeace UK | October 13, 2011

In a bizarre turn of events usually seen in a John le Carré novel, the executive director of Greenpeace UK has been refused entry into Indonesia. Arriving at Jakarta's international airport earlier today, John Sauven was blocked from...

The Lacey Act, politics and premium guitars

Blog by Scott Paul | October 13, 2011 2 comments

When we think of lumber we don’t always consider pianos, guitars, and violins. Yet these musical instruments tend to be made of some of the most valuable, exotic and sought-after woods on the planet, often originating from some of...

Students Warn Campus Administrators About Asia Pulp and Paper

Blog by Zia Kandler | October 11, 2011 1 comment

The sun was shining on a Sunday morning in the almost empty downtown Pittsburgh as we arrived at the Convention Center to talk to Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ( AASHE ) conference attendees.

Isolated by forest conflict, the Orang Rimba people of Jambi

Blog by Veby Mega, Indonesian writer on "Tiger Eye Tour" | October 7, 2011

Orang Rimba are an indigenous people that live in the forest near Jambi, they are one of the many victims of massive deforestation in the region and conflicts it brings. Image: Ulet Ifansasti The Orang Rimba are an indigenous...

A Roaring Thank You on Behalf of the Sumatran Tigers

Blog by Phil Radford | October 5, 2011 1 comment

Three months ago Greenpeace began one of the most creative campaigns we’ve ever done. Pink bulldozers, spandex, and blue tuxedos were marshalled for a clear and important cause: to persuade Mattel to stop buying paper products linked...

Victory: Mattel and Barbie Drop Deforestation!

Blog by Laura Kenyon | October 5, 2011 7 comments

Mattel's new packaging policy means they won't buy from Asia Pulp and Paper, a company destroying Sumatran tiger habitat for paper products. We all know that break ups are hard. Especially when they involve secrets – like the...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog by Daniel Brindis | October 3, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | October 3, 2011 3 comments

For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting...

Texas Wildfires Contradict Governor's Belief

Blog by mfloegel | September 30, 2011

Cognitive dissonance is name given to the discomfort caused by trying to simultaneously hold two conflicting ideas.  Policy dissonance might be the name applied when two conflicting ideas are the basis for government action.   An...

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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.

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