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Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 15:35

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...

Illegal wood at APP's mill - now you see it, now you don't

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | 16 March, 2012 9 comments

More than two weeks ago, Greenpeace submitted video evidence documenting illegal ramin logs at APP's Indah Kiat mill to the Indonesian authorities - both the Ministry of Forestry and the National Police. Today, the Ministry of Forestry...

The Ramin Paper Trail

Publication | 1 March, 2012 at 8:00

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper's expanding global empire. A year-long investigation by Greenpeace International demonstrates that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is breaking Indonesian law, driving...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | 5 October, 2011 at 14:15

International, 5 October 2011- Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace. As part of its new commitments,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | 3 November, 2009 at 1:00

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

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...

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...

Greenpeace activists work with locals to

Image | 29 October, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists work with locals to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals. This will prevent the peatland from drying out and releasing carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Greenpeace activists work with locals to

Image | 29 October, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists work with locals to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals. This will prevent the peatland from drying out and releasing carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.

Greenpeace activist Wiwid Astuti works with

Image | 29 October, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace activist Wiwid Astuti works with more than 30 Greenpeace volunteers and people from the nearby village of Kuala Cenaku in an attempt to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals. By halting drainage operations, the dams...

Life in the forest

Background | 26 October, 2007 at 18:24

Few places can match the biodiversity of the Paradise Forests for volume, variety and biological importance.

Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:18

The Rainbow Warrior is sailing through the Paradise Forests, the fastest logged forest area on Earth, on a “Forest Crime Patrol” to stop destructive and illegal logging and offer community based solutions to industrial logging.

Greenpeace activist and people from comunity

Image | 9 October, 2007 at 3:00

Greenpeace activist and people from comunity hold the poster that reads " Save Our Forest, Save Our Climate " during the opening ceremony of Forest Defender Camp at Kuala Cenaku, Riau province,on Tuesday 09 October 2007. More than 60 percent...

Illegal Timber Supplies Axed by B&Q

Press release | 12 June, 2007 at 12:05

Companies supplying China with illegal timber were dealt a major blow today when the world's third largest home improvement retailer, B&Q, announced a scheme to root out illegal supplies and guarantee within three years all products will be from...

Greenpeace activists abseiled off the top

Image | 7 May, 2007 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists abseiled off the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a banner which read...

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

Our disappearing forests

Background | 2 April, 2007 at 18:23

We are destroying the world’s precious ancient forests at an unprecedented rate. An area of natural forest the size of a soccer pitch is cut down every two seconds.

Our disappearing forests

Background | 2 April, 2007 at 18:23

We are destroying the world’s precious ancient forests at an unprecedented rate. An area of natural forest the size of a soccer pitch is cut down every two seconds.

Illegal Logging Horror

Background | 7 February, 2007 at 16:06

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty

Image | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

Police at a Greenpeace protest at the Admiralty Arch wing of the Cabinet Office in London. Greenpeace were protesting the use of illegally logged rainforest timber in the building's refurbishment.

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

Greenpeace activists scale the Admiralty

Image | 12 July, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists scale the Admiralty Arch wing of the Cabinet Office in protest against the UK Government's use of illegally logged timber, sourced from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, in the building's refurbishment.

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:14

A baby sits on his mother's lap while she weaves a traditional basket. Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea -

A flower in Kubut Village

Image | 19 May, 2006 at 11:09

A flower in Kubut Village, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 10:14

Campaigners Hapsoro and Yuka Ozaki bear witness as the MV Ardhianto unloads its cargo of plywood from the Paradise Forests. The company involved in this protest, Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI), is being investigated by the Indonesian government...

The MV Ardhianto unloading one thousand cubic

Image | 11 May, 2006 at 10:07

The MV Ardhianto unloading one thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood from the Paradise Forests. Japan is the world’s largest importer of Indonesian plywood. Much of this plywood is used in construction and is thrown away once it...

Sep Galeva

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:55

Sep Galeva, head of Lake Murray's Kuni tribe, with two of his children. Sep invited Greenpeace to the area to help tribes mark out their customary land. His message to his people is this: "Let’s stand together and protect our forest for the...

Village boys watch a demonstration of a mobile

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:35

Village boys watch a demonstration of a mobile saw mill. The village received the mill as part of the Global Forest Rescue Station project.

Men from the Lake Murray community attend

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 6:31

Men from the Lake Murray community attend a meeting about forest issues.

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge

Image | 28 April, 2006 at 2:00

Papuans get a first hand view of the bridge of Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, which sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time on 14 March 2006. The Warrior is on a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last...

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | 12 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

A child and hunting dog in a Lake Murray

Image | 11 April, 2006 at 3:00

A child and hunting dog in a Lake Murray hut. The people of Lake Murray live a laregly traditional life, but do buy household essentials when they can afford it.

The China Forest Rescue Station is housed

Image | 5 April, 2006 at 8:02

The China Forest Rescue Station is housed in a traditional Chinese courtyard in Beijing

Dana Bariga

Image | 3 April, 2006 at 12:16

Dana Bariga, a man from the Catfish clan makes an oar out of malney wood in Kubut Village on Lake Murray.

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Image | 3 April, 2006 at 2:00

Close-up view of the Paradise Forests, at Lake Murray., Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Greenpeace volunteer Florian Asis Schultz

Image | 3 April, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace volunteer Florian Asis Schultz on a boat with hunters on Lake Murray.

Intact Forest Landscapes

Background | 21 March, 2006 at 13:57

Intact Forest Landscapes

Background | 21 March, 2006 at 13:57

A "sing sing" to welcome a sawmill to the

Image | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

A "sing sing" to welcome a sawmill to the Lake Murray area of Western Province, Papua New Guinea

Greenpeace protects rainforest 'Eden'

Press release | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time today as part of a global campaign to help protect the world’s last ancient forests. Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Paradise...

Long wait for "immediate" action

Feature story | 10 March, 2006 at 1:00

More than four years ago, East Asian governments promised to take “immediate” steps to stop illegal logging. Yet the Paradise Forests are no better off than they were on September 13, 2001 when delegates to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement...

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