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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.

 

The latest updates

 

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies in trap while rainforest bulldozed nearby [video]

Blog by Laura Kenyon | July 25, 2011 11 comments

Warning: this blog contains images and video footage that may upset you. Recently, word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in an area being logged by Asia Pulp and...

For Xmas from Hasbro: Tiger Extinction

Blog by Daniel Brindis | July 19, 2011

Now that Lego has seen the light , the other companies listed in our Toying With Extinction report including Mattel , Disney and Hasbro , are under more pressure than ever to stop wrapping their toys in rainforest destruction. ...

Deforestation and violence in the Congo

Blog by Rene Ngongo | July 15, 2011 1 comment

I’m writing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days I am torn between outrage and bitterness when I hear about the unbelievable violence that has once again been unleashed on the heart of the...

Lego Takes Action to Tackle Deforestation

Blog by Daniel Brindis | July 8, 2011 2 comments

When Ken dumped Barbie last month, Mattel was not the only toy industry giant put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation showed that Hasbro, Lego and Disney are also wrapping toys in paper...

Wild Tigers are Awesome [photos]

Blog by Chris Eaton | July 7, 2011 8 comments

One of the most magestic creatures in the world is the tiger. With its amazing strength and beautiful markings, the tiger stands alone as one of the greatest symbols of our natural world. Below are some of the pictures of Siberian...

Call Mattel to demand zero deforestation in their packaging

Blog by Laura K. | July 6, 2011 6 comments

Ken has picked up the phone. And now we’d like you to drop Mattel a call too. It’s been nearly a month now since Barbie’s secret deforestation habit was revealed to Ken in a shocking interview that has now been seen by over 1.3...

Mattel’s controversial career choice for Barbie: rainforest destroyer

Blog by Laura K. | June 27, 2011 1 comment

For over 50 years now, Mattel has been choosing Barbie’s career for her. She’s had a lot of different professions over the years but Mattel’s latest choice for Barbie: ‘Rainforest Destroyer,’ is arguably the most controversial...

Voices from Around the World ask Barbie to Quit Her Deforestation Habit!

Blog by Ariel Russ | June 24, 2011 1 comment

Last week, Greenpeace USA announced that Barbie’s Facebook page reopened her wall to comments. Within an hour, 117 people wrote on Barbie’s wall asking her to stop using packaging produced from rainforests in Indonesia. After...

Save the Music, Save the Forest – Save a Documentary!

Blog by Melissa Thompson, Greenpeace Video Producer | June 21, 2011 3 comments

Recently, I got the chance to see a sneak preview of a gorgeous, provocative new documentary: Musicwood .  You can watch the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/12002721 . The film (a three year labor of love for filmmakers Maxine Trump...

Latest wave of violence and deforestation in the Amazon

Blog by Daniel Brindis | June 16, 2011 7 comments

Another sobering sign that the Amazon is going back in time to its dark past - another person that stood up to illegal loggers has been murdered this past week. This is now the fifth killed in the past 20 days since the Brazilian...

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