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.
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.
Planting genetically engineered (GE) trees poses potentially devastating
The remaining large ancient forests of West Africa are under threat. Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have already lost almost all of their natural forest. Liberia is the only west African country where large areas of ancient forest remain. But...
Cameroon is the number one tropical timber exporter in Africa. Less than 20 percent of Cameroon's unprotected forests remain free from logging development.
In February 2001, Guardian embarked on a four-month tour through the various rivers of the Amazonas and Para States to denounce illegal logging in this Amazon region. "The Amazon Guardian will broaden our capability to investigate and collect...
Turning up the heat - Executive summary
Although Russia has some of the most sophisticated systems for regulating the forest industry, logging importers are still in business with the illegal logging trade.
Turning up the heat
A 2000 Greenpeace supplement to the report, "Against the Law: The G8 and the Illegal Timber Trade."
This report details American consumption of ancient forests, particularly timber coming from Canada.
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%...
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