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Glimmer of hope for the orangutan as palm oil company bows to peat forest pressure

Blog entry by Juliet Perry | 31 August, 2017

For the first time ever, a palm oil company has been forced to restore rainforest and peatland in order to continue supplying the global market.  Under pressure from customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FGV has...

The many faces defending the Great Northern Forest

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 6 October, 2017 1 comment

“Hi, would you like to have your photograph taken to help protect the Great Northern Forest?” Earlier this year, we  took to the streets to ask people this very question. Our dream is that the critical forest landscapes in this...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

The Amazon Soya Moratorium

Feature story | 15 December, 2015 at 13:00

The rise of soya in the Brazilian economy and how it threatened to become the next big Amazon destroyer.

Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and PepsiCo among brands failing to protect...

Press release | 3 March, 2016 at 7:00

Jakarta, 3 March 2016 - Greenpeace today released a scorecard rating 14 global consumer goods companies, finding much more needs to be done to break the link between palm oil and deforestation. [1]

Greenpeace launches maps tracking "near real-time" Indonesian deforestation and fires

Press release | 15 March, 2016 at 13:00

Jakarta, 15 March 2016 - As a new forest fire crisis builds in the country, with fire hotspots numbering in the hundreds on many recent days, Greenpeace Indonesia today launched a mapping tool allowing the public to monitor fires and...

Greenpeace joins the Munduruku to protest damming of the Tapajós

Press release | 21 March, 2016 at 2:01

Munduruku Indigenous Land, Pará state, Brazil, 21 March 2016 – Greenpeace Brazil activists have joined forces with Munduruku Indigenous leaders to protest the Brazilian government's plans to build a mega dam complex in the Tapajós River, in the...

Cocoa, community and the forest

Feature story | 14 October, 2015 at 12:30

How can the increasing demand for cocoa help protect forests and improve the lives of farming communities around the world?

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...

Holding the line

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 12:27

The FSC has created the leading model for credible certification of responsible forest stewardship worldwide. FSC is founded on collaboration and shared commitment amongst its environmental, social and economic stakeholders to create, maintain...

JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 19:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace demand an end to Amazonian dam project

Press release | 30 March, 2016 at 11:49

Graz, Austria, 30 March 2016 – Activists today peacefully protested against a planned mega dam project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Austrian company Andritz, one of the global leaders in technology...

Greenpeace activists demand Siemens step away from destructive hydropower

Press release | 13 April, 2016 at 11:30

São Paulo/Munich, 13 April 2016 – Activists from Greenpeace Germany gathered at the global headquarters of technology giant Siemens AG in Munich, Germany today to shine a spotlight on the company’s potential involvement in a new hydropower dam in...

Greenpeace calls for legal action against rogue palm oil producer and trader IOI

Press release | 27 April, 2016 at 10:19

Jakarta, 27 April 2016 - Palm oil giant IOI continues to drain and develop fire-prone peatland concessions in West Kalimantan despite an Indonesian government ban on further peatland development and sanctions from both the government and the...

How Cameroon’s stolen wood reaches international markets

Press release | 26 May, 2016 at 14:22

Yaoundé, Cameroon, 26 May 2016 - Logging company, La Socamba, must be included in a Cameroonian government audit of illegally-sourced timber destined for worldwide markets, according to a Greenpeace Africa investigation which has uncovered a...

World-famous cake mix Betty Crocker linked to rainforest destruction

Press release | 1 June, 2016 at 21:27

Jakarta, 1 June 2016 - Betty Crocker, a leading instant cake and baking mix brand owned by US based food company General Mills, is sourcing palm oil from a company responsible for the destruction of rainforest and orangutan habitat in Indonesia.

IOI’s Indonesian forest fire legacy revealed at European palm oil summit

Press release | 9 June, 2016 at 5:40

Jakarta, 9 June 2016 - New analysis reveals the scale of fires in and around the IOI Group’s palm oil concessions in Indonesia. The findings, published today by Greenpeace International, come as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meets...

Munduruku and Greenpeace demarcate Indigenous Lands in the heart of the Amazon

Press release | 15 June, 2016 at 2:11

Itaituba, Pára State, Brazil, 15 June 2016 - The Munduruku Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace Brazil joined forces today in an unofficial, community-led demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Global support for Indigenous community fighting mega-dam in the Amazon reaches one...

Press release | 8 July, 2016 at 21:09

Munduruku Indigenous Territory, Pará state, Brazil, 8 July 2016 – Greenpeace International Executive Director Bunny McDiarmid is in the Amazon today, working with the Munduruku Indigenous People in the fight against a mega-dam on their lands.

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

Press release | 5 August, 2016 at 4:48

Brasilia, Brazil, 4 August 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned for one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon,...

100,300 deaths from Indonesia’s fires during 2015, new study estimates

Press release | 19 September, 2016 at 8:08

Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 September 2016 – A groundbreaking Harvard and Columbia university study estimates that 100,300 premature deaths resulted from last year’s devastating Indonesian forest fire crisis.

Greenpeace blockades palm oil trader IOI in Rotterdam

Press release | 27 September, 2016 at 8:28

Rotterdam, 27 September 2016 – Greenpeace activists closed off access for all imports and exports from palm oil trader IOI this morning in the harbour of Rotterdam, palm oil’s gateway into Europe. Palm oil from companies involved in forest...

Deforestation in the Amazon on the rise again

Press release | 1 December, 2016 at 1:22

São Paulo, 30 November 2016 - Amazon deforestation increased 29 percent from the numbers released for last year, according to data released by the Brazilian government yesterday. Brazil is losing control over the destruction of its forests...

McVictory

Feature story | 25 July, 2006 at 2:00

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

KFC frying the Amazon as violence erupts

Feature story | 18 May, 2006 at 2:00

We don’t think the Amazon should be cut down for chicken feed. And from Brazil to Europe, our activists have faced violence and arrest to protest this environmental crime.

Mad Max is here

Feature story | 14 May, 2015 at 13:00

We went on an expedition to see up close — and from above, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) — the real situation of the main reservoirs of the south-eastern Brazil. What we saw shows that the worst of the water crisis is yet to come.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Background | 14 September, 2015 at 12:00

Ecological and socially responsible forest management can, and is, being practiced worldwide. This kind of forest management seeks to ensure that the forest ecosystem is not damaged, that only low volumes of trees that can be sustained by the...

Weaker Certification Schemes

Background | 3 March, 2014 at 11:30

While the FSC faces challenges, we believe that it contains a framework, as well as principles and criteria, that can guarantee socially and ecologically responsible practices if implemented correctly. Greenpeace International does not believe...

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

Press release | 16 May, 2017 at 14:48

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...

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The generation living under Indonesia's deadly forest fires

Blog entry by Zamzami | 7 October, 2015 1 comment

The impacts of Indonesia’s forest fires are being felt most amongst Indonesia’s young, turning them into the “haze generation”. I flew from Jakarta and landed in the city of Pontianak, the capital of West Kalimantan, in...

“My land is not for sale.” One First Nation’s fight to save ancestral forest

Blog entry by Marie Moucarry | 24 September, 2015 3 comments

The Broadback Valley is one of the last intact forests in Quebec, Canada. For hundreds of kilometres, there’s not a road, not a clearcut, not a mine, not a power line, not a pipeline…just pure wilderness. And without protection,...

Orgullosos de formar parte de la resolución del FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

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Proud to be part of FSC at its best

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)'s adoption of its commitment to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). The decision was made – some entertainment thrown in – at the last FSC General...

FSC doing its part to protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | 11 September, 2015

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the last Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) general assembly in September 2014, where over 90% of the membership voted to protect Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs). This was an important step for...

How fixing palm oil could save orangutans from extinction

Blog entry by Achmad Saleh Suhada | 21 August, 2015 1 comment

The United Nations recently, and boldly, declared that orangutans could face extinction in Borneo. Why? Because deforestation is ‘simply unsustainable'. In Indonesia, we’ve shown that the palm oil sector was the single largest...

Company destroys plantations to protect forest

Blog entry by Awang Kuswara | 13 August, 2015

This is a story of how setting an example and persistently struggling for change can eventually lead to a turnaround by governments and seemingly recalcitrant companies involved in environmental destruction. “First they ignore...

US pharmacy giant making wrong choice for the Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 29 July, 2015 1 comment

Inhale, exhale. The Boreal Forest impacts every breath you take. Spanning North America, Russia, Japan and Scandinavia, the Boreal is the world's largest carbon absorbing ecosystem, purifying the air you breathe and keeping the...

The Forest Stewardship Council can help protect Canada's Boreal Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 17 July, 2015 1 comment

Two weeks ago, Greenpeace Africa's Irene Wabiwa-Betoko wrote about the need for Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) protection in the Congo Basin, and expressed the hope that FSC's new commitment to IFLs protection could help shift the...

Why FSC's move to protect Intact Forest Landscapes is key for the Congo Basin

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 3 July, 2015

In September 2014, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) members voted with an overwhelming majority at their General Assembly to protect "the vast majority" of Intact Forest Landscapes (IFLs) in and around FSC certified forest...

#NutellaGate and the trade in deforestation

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 18 June, 2015

By now you may have heard of #NutellaGate . Yesterday, the French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal urged people concerned about global warming and deforestation to stop eating Nutella because the famous chocolate and hazelnut...

APRIL, pulp and paper giant ends its deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 3 June, 2015

Indonesian paper giant APRIL just agreed to stop pulping the rainforest. With so many companies trying to put deforestation behind them, will Indonesia's President Jokowi follow their lead? We've achieved so much together. ...

Take Amazon destruction off my plate! How leading Brazilian slaughterhouses cut its...

Blog entry by Oliver Salge | 2 June, 2015

Six years ago, on the first of June, 2009, I was speaking with well-known companies about the problems cattle-ranching in Brazil is causing to the Amazon rainforest. I told them about how they contribute to rainforest destruction in...

Chimps' survival of little concern to agribusiness

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 23 February, 2015 1 comment

The chimpanzee is one of mankind's closest relatives. However there are many of us who do not treat them with what could be called familial affection. Chimps and other primates in Africa face an increasing number of threats to their...

Will you Stand for the Boreal Forest?

Blog entry by Cristiana De Lia | 17 February, 2015

Most people have heard about the Amazon rainforest and how we desperately need to protect it. But there's a lesser-known, massive forest to the north that's under serious threat right now. The global Boreal Forest stretches...

No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 9 December, 2014 1 comment

The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the...

Amazon destruction on the rise again

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 15 November, 2013 1 comment

Yesterday, the Brazilian government released annual figures for deforestation in the Amazon and the news is not good. A total of 5,843 square kilometres are estimated lost between August 2012 and July 2013, an increase in...

Brazilian slaughterhouses sued for Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Rômulo Batista | 18 April, 2013

Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights. IBAMA , the Ministry of Labor, the Federal...

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