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.

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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Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Publication | February 19, 2013 at 8:00

The palm oil project being developed by the US-owned company Herakles Farms in Cameroon demonstrates the threat posed by badly managed expansion of oil palm plantations.

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | September 5, 2012 at 1:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Junking the Jungle

Publication | May 21, 2012 at 10:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | May 11, 2012 at 9:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron ( a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

The Ramin Paper Trail

Publication | March 1, 2012 at 16:35

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra’s peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper’s expanding global empire. Why CITES must act to prevent the pulp sector in Indonesia driving ramin and Sumatran tigers closer to extinction .

Protection Money

Publication | November 23, 2010 at 3:00

How industry expansion plans would use climate funds to bankroll deforestation and undermine President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to low-carbon development.

Papua New Guinea not ready for funding for REDD

Publication | October 25, 2010 at 10:28

At the Convention on Biological Diversity meeting being held in Japan, Greenpeace has released a new report revealing how the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in no fit state to receive international funding for REDD - a proposed global...

Sinar Mas pays ‘ITS Global’ to greenwash its dirty laundry

Publication | September 29, 2010 at 9:02

In July 2010, Greenpeace released ‘How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet’, an investigative report that exposed how Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) is destroying carbon-rich peatlands and critical wildlife habitat in Indonesia. APP is the pulp arm of the...

How Sinar Mas is expanding its empires of destruction

Publication | July 29, 2010 at 13:32

Sinar Mas group is notorious for its destruction of millions of acres of Indonesian rainforest, peatland and wildlife habitat. Two divisions within the group lead the destruction: pulp and palm oil. Recently, the group has diversified into coal.

How Sinar Mas is pulping the planet

Publication | July 6, 2010 at 10:30

A new investigative report from Greenpeace, "How Sinar Mas is Pulping the Planet," shows how major brands like Wal-Mart and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)are fueling global warming and pushing Sumatran tigers and orangutans towards the brink 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.

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