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Greenpeace campaign forces Unilever u-turn on palm oil

Press release | 1 May, 2008 at 18:48

Greenpeace today welcomed Unilever’s call for a moratorium on rainforest destruction in Indonesia, that is wiping out orang-utans and devastating the climate.

The Climate Bomb is Ticking -- Call for Zero Deforestation to Protect the Climate

Publication | 3 April, 2008 at 2:00

Tropical forest destruction is responsible for about one-fifth of current global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.Keeping the global temperature increase below 2ºC (compared to pre-industrial levels) means GHG emissions must peak by 2015 and by...

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...

Dutch Timber Traders destroying Paradise

Publication | 23 April, 2007 at 12:16

A staggering 80% of the world’s ancient forests have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging. The member states of the European Union (EU ) play a key role in fuelling the...

Industrial logging threat looms large over rainforest Eden

Press release | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

A new detailed map (1) - released by Greenpeace and Forest Watch Indonesia today - reveals plans to cut down as much as 35% (29 million hectares) of New Guinea Island's rainforest, the 'Eden' where scientists recently discovered a host of new...

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | 10 November, 2008 at 1:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

An urgent message from PNG forests

Feature story | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Delegates of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) received a surprise message today. Greenpeace activists unfurled a huge banner reading "ITTO Stop Forest Destruction" outside their hotel.

The Numbers Game

Feature story | 28 March, 2006 at 2:00

Imagine a football pitch as you've seen it many times. It's a bit less than one hectare in area. Now imagine that same football pitch packed end-to-end with a pile of wood around twice the height of Mt. Everest. That's the amount of forest that...

merbau report

Publication | 18 April, 2007 at 2:00

The beautiful tropical hardwood species merbau, once so abundant throughout the Asia-Pacific region, is today hovering on the brink of commercial extinction due to the increasing demand for luxury hardwood timber products. Unless current trends...

People of Paradise

Background | 28 February, 2006 at 11:50

Millions of people live under the canopies of the Paradise Forests. These communities enjoy a relationship with the forests that we cannot even imagine. The cultural diversity of these communities is astonishing.

Global Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) is the base camp for marking the boundaries of the Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribal lands around Lake Murray, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

The problem

Background | 10 March, 2006 at 7:03

Every year around the world, 7 million hectares of ancient forest are cleared or severely degraded. That's the equivalent of 30 football fields a minute.

Global trade in illegal logging

Press release | 28 March, 2006 at 2:00

China is central to the laundering of illegal timber from some of the world's most endangered forests, according to a new investigative report by Greenpeace. The trade is driven by domestic and international demand in the USA, Europe, Japan and...

Roadmap to recovery

Press release | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

The most accurate maps ever produced covering some of the Earth's most precious ecological treasures where launched today by Greenpeace at the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Brazil. The maps reveal that less than 10% of the world's land...

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...

East Asian meeting on illega timber ban

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called on participant countries to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) to put words into action and take steps to seriously address the problem of illegal logging in the region.

Good Unilever palm oil statement

Feature story | 1 May, 2008 at 2:00

Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be bounced into taking action, Unilever boss, Patrick Cescau performed a swift about turn today and announced that his company is supporting our call for a moratorium – a complete halt – on...

First shipment of Lake Murray eco-timber arrives in Australia

Feature story | 28 February, 2008 at 1:00

A shipping container filled with sawn timber from an eco-forestry project in Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has arrived in Sydney, Australia.

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | 17 April, 2007 at 2:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Illegal logging debate heats up in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 11 August, 2006 at 16:56

The debate on illegal logging in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is heating up. Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest logging company in PNG, commissioned an Australian consultancy company, ITS-Global, to write a report attacking Greenpeace in an attempt to...

Action Anxiety

Feature story | 17 March, 2006 at 11:58

Elvis had it right in 1968 when he sang the line, 'a little less conversation, a little more action.' Welcome to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), due to kick-off next week in Brazil.

Saving Paradise

Feature story | 1 March, 2006 at 1:00

In the remote Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea, illegal and destructive logging continues to threaten both the local communities and the fragile ecosystem. So we have launched a major initiative to help indigenous communities establish their...

Greenpeace highlights illegal logging as EU prepares to vote on new laws

Press release | 3 September, 2008 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have today stopped the loading of timber, from a logging concession riddled with illegalities, onto the log ship Harbour Gemini in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The timber was bound for China, a key...

Sharing The Blame

Publication | 27 March, 2006 at 2:00

China’s hunger for wood consumption is reshaping the global wood market and trade. In less than 10 years unprecedented economic growth, coupled with a shortage of domestic forest resources, has driven China to become the world’s largest importer...

Chains Of Destruction: The global trade in illegal timber and why Asia-Pacific...

Publication | 6 March, 2006 at 15:00

The governments who are party to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) process have not implemented ANY rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region, despite the fact that they committed to do so in...

Paradise Under Threat

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Ancient forests are one of the planet’s vital natural resources. Thousands of years old, they are primary and old growth forests found in a variety of climates from temperate to tropical regions of the world.Some of the ancient forests under...

Working together - our partners in Paradise

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:19

Greenpeace is working with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and local groups on the eco-forestry initiative in Lake Murray. These groups include:

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.

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...

Goldman Awards

Press release | 24 April, 2006 at 2:00

A Papua New Guinean lawyer and a Brazilian activist are among six people to have been named as winners of the world’s top grassroots environmental award, in recognition of their work to protect some of the last ancient forests on earth.

Rainbow Warrior exposes forest destruction in rainforest Eden

Press release | 11 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today unfurled protest banners saying "Stop ancient forest destruction" in front of the ship MV Ardhianto as it is being loaded with a large consignment of plywood from some of the...

Protecting Paradise

Press release | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a major initiative to help protect Asia Pacific's last remaining ancient rainforests - the so-called 'Paradise Forests' (1) - by unveiling its Global Forest Rescue Station in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

The best of the blogs from the Paradise Forests

Feature story | 2 June, 2006 at 2:00

The Paradise Forests weblog features contributions from international volunteers at the Global Forest Rescue Station in Lake Murray, a remote area in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.Our campaigners and activists on board our flagship,...

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

Remote PNG landowners welcome sawmill

Feature story | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

The people of the remote Lake Murray area in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have celebrated the arrival of their first 'walkabout' or portable sawmill.The sawmill is a significant step forward in their quest to say no to destructive and illegal logging...

Rimbunan Hijau Can’t Handle The Truth

Publication | 11 August, 2006 at 14:11

In July 2006 an Australian consulting company, ITS-Global, published a report called “Whatever it Takes: Greenpeace's anti-forestry campaign in Papua New Guinea".The report was paid for by Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest foreign owned logging...

Rimbunan Hijau Group: Thirty Years of Forest Plunder

Publication | 31 May, 2006 at 1:00

Rimbunan Hijau is responsible for many large scale destructive logging operations in countries across the Paradise Forests. It is amongst the leading timber giants in Malaysia, whilst in Papua New Guinea it has close to a monopoly on all logging...

Protected Areas Financing

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 16:20

We cannot afford more Biodiversity Loss: the urgency of protected area financing. A report Commissioned by Greenpeace International Dec 2005

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: the untouchable God of Indonesian ancient forest destruction

Publication | 11 April, 2006 at 12:01

This crime file focusses on logging companies such as Kayu Lapis Indonesia, which operate with total disregard of Indonesia’s logging laws. Companies like this are destroying Indonesia’s ancient forests at an alarming rate.

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.

China Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

Every second tropical tree traded in the world is sent to China, where it is processed into cheap furniture, flooring and plywood for local use or for export to Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.Much of the wood comes from the...

Palm oil blockade

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

(UPDATED - see below) With a banner reading 'Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate' the Rainbow Warrior has anchored next to a palm oil tanker blocking it in port. Our ship is stationed close enough to the tanker that the tug boats can't get it out...

Forests and climate up in smoke

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 2:00

Never has the threat to the world’s forests been more acute nor the risk of dangerous climate change so imminent. With about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions being caused by forest destruction we are highlighting how Indonesia...

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...

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...

Activists intimidated as logging company reacts violently to peaceful approach

Feature story | 31 May, 2006 at 2:00

True to form, Asia's biggest logging company, Rimbunan Hijau (RH), intimidated and detained six of our activists who attempted to present them with a ‘Golden Chainsaw’ award for forest destruction.

Our legacy in Lake Murray

Feature story | 26 May, 2006 at 2:00

After three months, our Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) in remote Papua New Guinea has come to an end.

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...

Forests for Climate : Developing a hybrid approach for REDD

Publication | 1 December, 2008 at 1:00

The Greenpeace Forests for Climate (Tropical Deforestation Emission Reduction Mechanism TDERM) proposal for a hybrid market-linked fund would provide the financing needed to help protect the world's remaining tropical forests by reducing...

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