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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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Partners in Mahogany Crime

Publication | September 30, 2001 at 18:00

A decade after the Earth Summit, ancient forests such as the Amazon are still waiting for governments to keep their promises. Fueled by high international demand, mahogany is driving the destruction of the Amazon.

Logging in the Amazon (PDF)

Publication | September 3, 2001 at 18:00

Illegal and predatory logging plays a central role in the destruction of the Amazon. It is now generally accepted that illegal logging is now the norm, rather than the exception, in the Brazilian Amazon. The government's own investigations...

Greenpeace Forest Views: Summer 2001

Publication | June 19, 2001 at 18:00

A newsletter for customers and investors of Canadian logging companies.

The Amazon Rainforest: The Greatest Remaining Ancient Forest

Feature story | May 6, 2001 at 18:00

The Amazon is the greatest remaining ancient forest on Earth. The Amazon River valley is the largest basin area in the world. This basin contains most of the biodiversity on earth, with 50 percent of the entire planet's land-based animal and...

The chain of destruction from Canada's ancient temperate rainforest to the Japanese...

Publication | February 28, 2001 at 18:00

Although a few companies in Japan are beginning to reject Interfor products, in the most part, Interfor's destructive forest products are sold without being noticed by Japanese forest consumer companies. In this report, Greenpeace exposes the...

Logs of War

Publication | February 28, 2001 at 18:00

The relationship between the timber sector, arms trafficking, and the destruction of the forests of Liberia. A 2001 report produced by Greenpeace Spain.

Protecting Canada's Great Bear Rainforest: The First Steps

Publication | January 31, 2001 at 18:00

This report celebrates three agreements by the British Columbia government to protect the Great Bear Rainforest.

Bush/Norton: 1 Environment: 0

Feature story | January 29, 2001 at 18:00

The Senate has confirmed Gale Norton as Interior Secretary. There is little to applaud in anticipation of Norton overseeing the management of our public lands.

View over river

Image | December 31, 2000 at 19:00

View over river, with trees on edges. Amazon, Brazil

The Santarem Five and Illegal Logging

Publication | December 31, 2000 at 18:00

This 2001 report investigates five logging companies who are exporting the vast majority of wood from the port of Santarem in Para State in the eastern Amazon. Evidence is presented that the companies are involved in illegal and often...

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