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Caught Red-Handed: How Nestlé's Use of Palm Oil is Having a Devastating Impact on...

Publication | 17 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé's sourcing of palm oil from from the company Sinar Mas- responsible for destroying Indonesian rainforests and peatlands- threatens already endangered orang-utans with extinction and is accelerating climate change.

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Greenpeace sends President Obama an urgent call to action from heart of South East...

Press release | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

As Barack Obama arrives in Asia for his first visit to the region as President and while the United States continues to block progress ahead of the critical UN climate negotiations at Copenhagen next month, a 50-strong international team of...

The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 1:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

Tasmanian forests under threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Styx Valley in south-west Tasmania, Australia houses the world's tallest hardwood trees and flowering plants. The Eucalyptus regnans or 'swamp gums' in the Styx stand up to 96.5 metres tall and are second in height only to the famous Redwood...

Malaysia's Mega-diversity under Threat

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Malaysia ranks 14th on the list of the 17 mega-diverse countries that contain around 70% or more of the planet’s (terrestrial, freshwater and marine) biodiversity making them transcendental to global efforts of biodiversity conservation. ...

Islands Adrift: Comparing Industrial and Small-Scale Economic Options for Marovo...

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 1:00

Our report "Islands Adrift" shows that small-scale development options (like reef fishing, beche de mer collection, ecotimber and ecotourism) were worth US$29 million to landowners, compared to US$8 million for industrial logging.

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 1:00

Nestlé has remained relatively silent since issuing its initial statement of contract cancellations with palm oil supplier Sinar Mas. This is despite the fact that it is still receiving a barrage of complaints and criticism via its Facebook page...

Greenpeace ends 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action in Indonesian rainforest

Press release | 26 November, 2009 at 1:00

Ten days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit when world leaders will decide the fate of the world’s forests as part of the UN Copenhagen Climate deal, eighteen Greenpeace activists from 11 countries (1) have been detained by police...

Indonesia suspends climate polluters’ licence to destroy rainforest - Greenpeace...

Press release | 19 November, 2009 at 1:00

Greenpeace welcomed today’s decision by Indonesia’s Forest Minister, Mr. Zulkifli Hasan, to temporarily stop paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) from destroying the carbon-rich forest peatlands of Indonesia’s...

Illegal Ramin trade continues to Singapore and Malaysia:

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace today revealed new evidence of the criminal smuggling of Ramin timber from Indonesia to Malaysia and Singapore and its threat on the survival of the Orang-utan and Sumatran Tiger. Greenpeace's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, is in...

The future of the world's species at the mercy of trade if governments fail to act

Press release | 2 October, 2004 at 2:00

Ahead of today's opening of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), Greenpeace reminds delegates of their task to safeguard the future of the world’s wildlife.

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate - full report

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

WORLD LEADERS: 12 DAYS LEFT TO AVERT CLIMATE CHAOS

Press release | 25 November, 2009 at 1:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp and paper mill operated by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar Mas, which...

Paper giant pulls out of Indonesia rainforest destruction

Press release | 13 November, 2009 at 1:00

While Greenpeace activists were detained by police overnight for taking direct action on Thursday to prevent Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) clearing Indonesia's rainforest, UPM-Kymmene announced that it will stop...

US aims to jeopardise legal action on illegal logging

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

The United States was exposed yesterday as planning to jeopardise multi-lateral action to stop the trade in products from illegally logged timber , less than 48 hours prior to the first ever joint meeting of G8 Environment and Development...

Tanjung Puting National Park under Seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

Illegal logging is rampant and out of control in Indonesia. It has permeated virtually every forest including areas that are protected from exploitation. In Central Kalimantan, the once pristine Tanjung Puting National Park is one of many...

How the palm oil industry is Cooking the Climate

Publication | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

Every year, 1.8 billion tonnes (Gt) of climate changing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are released by the degradation and burning of Indonesia’s peatlands – 4% of global GHG emissions from less than 0.1% of the land on earth. This report shows...

Indonesian authorities cancel plan to evict Greenpeace climate defenders in face of...

Press release | 15 November, 2009 at 1:00

Mass protest in support of Greenpeace by forest communities led police to cancel plans to forcibly shut down the Greenpeace Climate Defenders’ camp in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest today.

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