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Indonesia’s forests still under threat from palm oil industry, new research shows

Press release | 27 November, 2017 at 6:19

Nusa Dua, Bali, 27 November 2017 – As the industry gathers in Bali for the annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil conference, a new report by Greenpeace International [1] reveals that suppliers to the world’s biggest consumer brands still...

A Deadly Trade-off

Publication | 27 September, 2016 at 8:00

Over the last two decades, the plantation sector has laid waste to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. Millions of hectares have been destroyed for pulp and oil palm concessions at great cost to wildlife, the climate and people.

Dirty Bankers

Publication | 17 January, 2017 at 2:00

HSBC, headquartered in the UK, is currently one of the largest providers of financial services to the palm oil industry. HSBC has detailed policies on forestry and agricultural commodities (including specific sections on palm oil). It claims...

Eye on the Taiga

Publication | 6 March, 2017 at 7:00

Human activities are currently driving species to extinction at a rate 1,000 times the average natural rate over the past 65 million years. Habitat loss, including degradation and fragmentation, is the most important cause of this crisis. We must...

Wiping Away the Boreal

Publication | 27 September, 2017 at 15:00

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our wellbeing, we must reduce and ultimately halt our...

Clearcutting Free Speech

Publication | 30 May, 2017 at 17:00

Canada’s Great Northern Forest is an ancient forest, shaped by forces of nature and stewarded by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Also known as Canada’s boreal forest, it has some of the last large expanses of undisturbed natural forest,...

Forests

Background | 20 April, 2010 at 16:06

Here you can find the reports related to our Forests campaign

Greenpeace exposes logging company’s attack on free speech in new report

Press release | 16 May, 2017 at 12:48

Washington DC, 16 May 2017 - Greenpeace has published a new report, “Clearcutting Free Speech: How Resolute Forest Products is going to extremes to silence critics of its controversial logging practices”, presenting the implications of logging...

Great Bear Rainforest

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 9:35

Ten years of difficult, dangerous and at times heartbreaking work delivers an agreement that put one third of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest under full protection and binds logging companies to a strict ecosystem based management system for the rest.

Slaughtering the Amazon

Publication | 1 June, 2009 at 0:00

The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for one in every eight hectares destroyed globally. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.

Intact Forest Landscapes

Publication | 29 June, 2011 at 10:37

Greenpeace released a new report compiling the latest science about the critical importance of intact forests and the devastating effect of pushing roads through them or logging them. The report goes further to show how to protect the intact...

Under Fire

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 9:00

Indonesia’s fire crisis, the result of decades of wholesale forest and peatland destruction, has put Indonesia’s plantation industries in the global spotlight. Global consumer companies and traders must face up to their role in fuelling this...

Cutting Deforestation Out Of Palm Oil

Publication | 3 March, 2016 at 7:00

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of...

Damning the Amazon

Publication | 13 April, 2016 at 10:00

Brazil’s Amazon region, which includes most of the world’s largest remaining area of rainforest, is under attack by uncontrolled economic exploitation. Mainly as a result of industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, mines and infrastructure...

Grilling Away the Amazon

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 19:00

In the first evaluation of whether Brazilian supermarkets are ensuring that they are avoiding deforestation in their beef sourcing, the sector is off to a disappointing start: seven supermarkets (representing approximately two-thirds of all...

Burning Issue

Publication | 9 June, 2016 at 2:00

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil company IOI in March 2016 for breaches of RSPO principles. Since its suspension, IOI has lost many of its biggest customers. It responded with a lawsuit against the RSPO,...

Greenpeace Russia team attacked by armed masked men

Press release | 9 September, 2016 at 12:11

St Petersburg, 9 September 2016 - A Greenpeace Russia volunteer firefighting team were in medical care today after being attacked overnight in their camp in the south of the country by a group of eight armed men.

Greenpeace calls for urgent global action to save The Great Northern Forest

Press release | 7 December, 2016 at 12:24

Moscow, 7 December 2016 - As governments meet to discuss biodiversity, Greenpeace announced today a new global campaign to save the world’s largest terrestrial carbon store – the Great Northern Forest.

High Court overturns Priya Pillai offloading, declares government move undemocratic

Press release | 12 March, 2015 at 10:07

New Delhi, 12 March 2015 - The Indian government was handed a symbolic legal rebuke today as the Delhi High Court declared the decision to block Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to Britain in January 2015 was undemocratic.

Valentino tops Greenpeace fashion brand ranking on water pollution and deforestation

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 12:20

Rome, 7 February 2013 – Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide today, which revealed major differences between the policies of high-end fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.

Campaign reports

Background | 1 January, 2014 at 16:30

The issues we report on

Guide to monitoring FSC

Publication | 1 August, 2000 at 0:00

Jobs and trees

Publication | 1 January, 1993 at 0:00

The British Columbia logging industry continually argues that logging is the backbone of the BC economy. While employment opportunities in the forest sector are certainly important to many rural communities, government statistics show that in...

Protecting Canada'’s Great Bear rainforest

Publication | 1 January, 2001 at 0:00

Amazon and the FSC

Publication | 3 September, 2001 at 0:00

Holding the line with FSC - Volume II

Publication | 3 November, 2008 at 11:02

Over the past 12 years, FSC has created the leading model for credible certification of responsible forest stewardship worldwide. It is founded on the collaboration and shared commitment amongst its diverse environmental, social and economic...

Holding the line with FSC

Publication | 3 November, 2008 at 0:00

Over the past 12 years, FSC has created the leading model for credible certification of responsible forest stewardship worldwide. It is founded on the collaboration and shared commitment amongst its diverse environmental, social and economic...

Holding the Line with FSC

Publication | 11 March, 2011 at 11:09

Key findings from a re-evaluation of performance, progress and weaknesses, with recommended changes that are essential to FSC credibility.

The case for a moratorium on FSC certification in the Congo Basin

Publication | 29 March, 2011 at 12:08

Greenpeace is calling for a moratorium on new certification in the Congo Basin.

Crisis for FSC in the Congo Basin?

Publication | 25 May, 2011 at 17:23

Greenpeace and many other Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members and stakeholders are seriously concerned that an increasing number of FSC certificates are being granted around the world to logging companies that do not meet the international...

6 myths this Indonesian logger didn't want busted

Feature story | 8 July, 2014 at 4:00

A new study published last week shows Indonesia's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world. In Sumatra and Kalimantan, much of this destruction is in forested peatlands. Draining and clearing peatland forests has a...

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 0:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 13:35

Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 23, 2012 - Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets - UK, China and...

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 10:15

Jakarta, 11 July 2014 – Major palm oil producers including Sime Darby, KLK and Asian Agri announced this week a "sustainability initiative" which Greenpeace warns will undermine consumer companies' recent commitments to remove deforestation from...

Corruption and impunity rife in Cameroon's forestry sector

Press release | 20 August, 2014 at 11:00

Yaoundé, 20 August 2014 - Large quantities of wood extracted from forest "conversion" projects are reaching international markets illegally, in full knowledge of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry (MINFOF) and the European Union (EU), says...

New analysis finds over 100 million hectares of intact forest area degraded since 2000

Press release | 4 September, 2014 at 15:11

Washington, 4 September 2014 - New analysis and maps released today reveal the alarming speed at which the world’s largest expanses of forest wilderness are being degraded. More than 104 million hectares – an area three times the size of Germany...

Activists expose Amazon timber from illegal loggers headed for the European market

Press release | 6 November, 2014 at 14:00

Rotterdam, 6 November 2014 - A cargo ship carrying Amazon timber, purchased from a sawmill known for trading illegal wood, was today confronted by Greenpeace Netherlands activists as it approached Rotterdam. The timber onboard is destined for the...

Congo's forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 10:07

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

Press release | 25 November, 2014 at 16:56

Brasília, 25 November 2014 - The landmark Brazilian Soy Moratorium, set to end in January has been renewed, for the eighth time. The moratorium prevents major traders from selling soy that may be linked to deforestation in the Amazon and will...

Amazon deforestation rates decrease from last year

Press release | 26 November, 2014 at 22:13

Brasília, 26 November 2014 - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 18 percent, according to official data released today by the Brazilian environmental ministry. This data covers deforestation figures from August 2013 to July...

Indonesian President dams canal, vows to protect peatlands

Press release | 27 November, 2014 at 10:47

Jakarta, 27 November 2014 - Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo joined a local community in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signalling his intent to decisively tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

Agribusiness companies destroying vital rainforest habitat of Chimpanzees and other...

Press release | 23 February, 2015 at 10:47

Johannesburg, 23 February 2015 - Endangered great ape species are having their rainforest habitat destroyed and threatened by the expansion of agribusiness projects in central Africa according to new evidence from Greenpeace Africa.

Golden Agri Resources

Publication | 22 December, 2014 at 15:00

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 19:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Dissenting views not anti-national, High Court tells Indian government in Greenpeace...

Press release | 6 February, 2015 at 12:02

New Delhi, 6 February 2015 - The Indian justice system reinforced its position against a government crackdown on democratic protest today, demanding legal justification for claims made against Greenpeace India activist Priya Pillai, who was...

Greenpeace reveals Biotech giant Monsanto application for global pig patent

Press release | 2 August, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace researchers have uncovered patent application from the biotech giant Monsanto which, if granted, would give the company world-wide control over breeding of pigs and their offspring. Greenpeace warns that Monsanto's aggressive patent...

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

Blog entry | 11 September, 2015 2 comments

Smoke caused by forest fires and peatland destruction, is covering about 80% of Sumatra, Indonesia. And it seems like no matter how far you try to escape, the smoke follows. My wife and daughter should be at our home in...

Tracking trees: How one Amazon Indigenous community is using tech to fight illegal...

Blog entry by Marina Lacorte | 10 September, 2015 1 comment

For the Ka’apor people of Brazil, protecting the Amazon rainforest isn’t just about climate change or wildlife. It is about survival. As one community leader explains, “It's in the forest that lies our life. Without the forest, we...

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | 18 November, 2015

When Greenpeace Africa and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive ambitions. Even...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | 13 November, 2015 3 comments

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

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