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How have we protected ancient forests?

Greenpeace offers solutions to deforestation

 


Whether it’s convincing Barbie to go for greener packaging or partnering with the music industry to promote responsible-sourced instruments, our team can fortunately celebrate several victories for the forests.  

Great news for Indonesian rainforest: Asia Pulp & Paper commit to forest conservation policy

BOS Foundation (Borneo Orangutan Survival)We primarily focus on consumer power to protect vulnerable ancient forests. When an individual makes an environmentally-conscious choice, it is an important step for conservation. But when a corporation implements an environmentally-conscious policy, that impact is amplified thousands of times over.  Often times, it takes the power of the consumer to pressure a company to do the right thing.


And all the amazing creatures who call those forests home can thank mindful consumers for making that important step in the conversation process.

 

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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...

‘Tigers’ expose Asia Pulp and Paper greenwash

Blog by Bustar Maitar, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 28, 2011 3 comments

Last week we launched the ‘eye of the tiger’ tour in Indonesia , during which five activists will journey around Sumatra bearing witness to the forest destruction caused by companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP).  However, a few...

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