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Forests

Topic | 17 March, 2010 at 14:41

Life on earth depends on forests. They influence day-to-day weather and help keep the climate stable by storing massive amounts of carbon. Forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. When they are destroyed they release that carbon to the...

Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 9:13

3,300 species of plants are unique to the Congo, which is also home to forest elephants, rare antelopes and gorillas. This - the second largest rainforest on Earth - provides livelihoods for tens of millions of people, and plays an increasing...

Keeping the FSC credible

Topic | 3 July, 2015 at 10:01

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...

Amazon

Topic | 4 September, 2008 at 16:53

The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical forest in the world, as big as Western Europe or the whole of the US, and plays a vital role keeping the world's climate stable.

Indonesia

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 4:00

Thanks to its unique geology, the Indonesian archipelago has one of the richest biological heritages on Earth; it's home to more endemic bird species than any other country and more endemic mammal species than any other country but one. It's...

Threats

Topic | 7 August, 2006 at 14:13

Publications

Topic | 14 April, 2010 at 2:00

New images show what is at stake if Brazil rolls back Amazon protection

Press release | 2 March, 2017 at 5:33

São Paulo, 2 March 2017 - As the Brazilian government weighs stripping several conservation areas in the Amazon of their protection, Greenpeace Brazil has documented the forest that could be lost and the threats it faces. Slashing protection...

Papua’s first 'Village Forest' handed over, after decade fighting deforestation

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 11:25

Teminabuan, West Papua, 9 March 2017 - A 3,545 hectare slice of Papua’s rainforest was today officially placed in community hands, to be protected and managed by the indigenous people of the Knasaimos landscape in West Papua’s Bird’s Head...

IndoAgri’s new palm oil policy wholly inadequate, also leaves out many Salim Group...

Press release | 14 March, 2017 at 12:03

London, 14 March 2017 - Greenpeace International today dismissed as inadequate in both substance and scope a new palm oil policy issued by Indofood’s agriculture subsidiary Indofood Agri Resources Ltd (IndoAgri).[1]

Greenpeace Brazil suspends negotiations with cattle giant JBS

Press release | 27 March, 2017 at 20:51

São Paulo, 23 March 2017 - The Brazilian government has fined JBS, the largest meat producer in the world, for more than 24 million Reals – over $7 million US dollars – for buying cattle from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon. Consequently...

Palm oil giant IOI moves to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuses from...

Press release | 28 April, 2017 at 2:00

Jakarta, 28 April 2017 - The IOI Group, one of the world’s largest palm oil traders, today made a significant commitment to address deforestation and exploitation throughout its supply chain. [1] Greenpeace has suspended its active campaign to...

HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | 17 January, 2017 at 1:00

Jakarta, 17 January, 2017 - Greenpeace International exposed in a new report today how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. [1]

More than 100 authors sign Greenpeace’s pledge for free speech and forest protection

Press release | 30 May, 2017 at 23:59

New York, 31 May 2017 – More than 100 authors from around the world including Nobel Prize winner John Maxwell Coetzee (Disgrace); writer and comedian Stephen Fry (More Fool Me); Man Booker Prize winners Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale) and...

Greenpeace protesters stop illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Press release | 29 August, 2017 at 16:41

Warsaw, 29 August 2017 - Peaceful activists from 12 European countries, brought together by Greenpeace Poland, have put themselves in the way of state-run logging machinery which is violating a July 27th EU Court of Justice interim ban on logging...

Greenpeace activists block Swedish pulp mill wiping critical forests off the face of...

Press release | 16 October, 2017 at 8:35

Timrå, 16 October 2017 – Greenpeace Nordic activists have blocked the entrances to a major Swedish pulp mill that supplies Essity, the world’s second-largest tissue producer. Forty activists from seven countries placed a shipping container at the...

Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Against Greenpeace

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 0:06

SAN FRANCISCO, 16 October 2017 -- Today, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all claims in the controversial case that major logging company Resolute Forest Products [2] filed against Greenpeace Inc.

Mad Max is here

Feature story | 14 May, 2015 at 11:00

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.

McVictory

Feature story | 25 July, 2006 at 0:00

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 0:00

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.

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | 20 February, 2017 at 6:29

London, 20 February 2017 – HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

Fate of protected area in northwest Russia in the hands of consumer brands

Press release | 6 March, 2017 at 10:04

Moscow, 6 March 2017 - Major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia, a...

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

Press release | 3 March, 2016 at 6:00

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 12:00

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 1:01

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...

Indigenous Peoples and Greenpeace demand an end to Amazonian dam project

Press release | 30 March, 2016 at 9:49

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 9:30

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 8:19

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 12:22

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 19:27

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 3:40

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 0:11

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 19:09

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 2:48

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 6:08

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 6:28

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 0:22

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...

Adidas suspends JBS contracts over Amazon destruction

Press release | 6 June, 2012 at 13:53

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Greenpeace International released today a comprehensive crime file on JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, with new evidence again linking its business practices to deforestation in the Amazon.

Greenpeace and JBS resume commitment to end Amazon deforestation

Press release | 19 December, 2012 at 11:23

Sao Paulo, 19 December 2012 – In a renewed effort to eliminate deforestation from the cattle industry’s chain of supply, Greenpeace Brazil and JBS arriving at a new stage in the process, announced today the restart of dialogue on the...

Pulp and paper giant APRIL announces forest conservation policy - Greenpeace

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 4:59

Jakarta, 3 June, 2015 - APRIL, one of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, has today announced an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’.

Greenpeace and indigenous community fight Amazon destruction with technology

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 4:00

Manaus, 10 September 2015 - Answering a call from the Ka’apor people, activists from Greenpeace Brazil are working with the Ka’apor indigenous community to monitor and protect their lands from the invasion of illegal loggers in Maranhão state,...

Failure to tackle deforestation and protect peatlands leaves Indonesia choking

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 8:05

Jakarta, 10 September 2015 - A thick smoke haze from the thousands of fires blanketing Sumatra and Kalimantan is testament to the government’s ongoing failure to address forest clearing and peatland destruction. Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s...

UAV footage of massive forest fires as Indonesia’s carbon bomb explodes

Press release | 7 October, 2015 at 8:00

Jakarta, 7 October 2015 - Shocking UAV footage captured by Greenpeace Southeast Asia field researchers shows the massive underground peat fires burning across Indonesia.

Greenpeace calls on Indonesia’s plantation industry to adopt Fire Action Plan

Press release | 29 October, 2015 at 6:43

Jakarta, 29 October 2015 - Greenpeace has launched a challenge to the plantation industry to respond to the devastating scale of the forest fires crisis, set out in a new Greenpeace Southeast Asia analysis. The four-step Fire Action Plan aims to...

Greenpeace exposes recently burnt Indonesian forest replaced with palm oil

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 7:43

Jakarta, 5 November 2015 - New photos and video released today by Greenpeace Southeast Asia show freshly planted palm oil saplings on deforested peatland where several fires have recently broken out at the edges of an orangutan sanctuary.[1]...

Palm oil giants fuelling forest fires in Borneo

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 1:18

Jakarta, 19 November 2015 – Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

People all over the world ask Essity to stop wiping away the Great Northern Forest

Press release | 26 October, 2017 at 12:07

Stockholm, 26 October 2017 – Greenpeace Nordic representatives and Sámi artist, Sofia Jannok delivered the signatures of almost a quarter of a million people to Essity in Stockholm today. Signatories are asking Essity to clean up its supply chain...

Newly discovered orangutan species in Indonesia already at risk

Press release | 3 November, 2017 at 3:57

Jakarta, Indonesia, 3 November 2017 - Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of orangutan in the north of Sumatra Island. The Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) is the first new addition in almost a century to the small...

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.

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