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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...

Amazon

Topic | 4 September, 2008 at 18:53

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.

Congo Basin

Topic | 14 May, 2009 at 11:13

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 12:01

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...

Forest Solutions

Topic | 30 July, 2013 at 8:00

Forest solutions highlights positive stories from around the world to provide tangible solutions to global forest management issues.

Threats

Topic | 7 August, 2006 at 16:13

Indonesia

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

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...

Junking the Jungle: How KFC is driving rainforest destruction and tiger extinction

Topic | 21 May, 2012 at 18:02

Junking the Jungle: How KFC is driving rainforest destruction and tiger extinction

Threats

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

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...

Wiping Away the Boreal

Publication | 27 September, 2017 at 15:00

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our wellbeing, we must reduce and ultimately halt our...

Federal Court Dismisses Racketeering Case Against Greenpeace

Press release | 17 October, 2017 at 2:06

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.

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

Press release | 16 October, 2017 at 10:35

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...

Clearcutting Free Speech

Publication | 30 May, 2017 at 17:00

Canada’s Great Northern Forest is an ancient forest, shaped by forces of nature and stewarded by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Also known as Canada’s boreal forest, it has some of the last large expanses of undisturbed natural forest,...

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...

Solutions

Topic | 26 October, 2006 at 12:25

Greenpeace is campaigning for zero deforestation, globally, by 2020. This may be ambitious, but we think it's possible. In fact, because stopping forest destruction is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent catastrophic climate...

Forests

Background | 20 April, 2010 at 16:06

Here you can find the reports related to our Forests campaign

Publications

Topic | 14 April, 2010 at 2:00

Campaign updates

Topic | 22 August, 2011 at 20:27

Follow the latest news on APP and Greenpeace's campaign to protect Indonesia's rainforests and peatlands.

Herakles Farms

Topic | 14 February, 2013 at 14:51

Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil, and increasingly one of the most popular. As global demand continues to grow so has the vigorous search for land for new plantations by investors and industry.

Solutions

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

Indonesia’s plantation sector can – and must - make a genuine contribution to Indonesia’s development, rather than destroying the future for its people, its wildlife and the global climate on which we all depend.

Protect Paradise

Topic | 18 November, 2013 at 5:00

There are as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in Indonesia’s forests - and their time on earth is running out. Some companies are destroying their home for vast palm oil plantations and the global brands we know and love are not doing enough to...

Dirty Bankers

Publication | 17 January, 2017 at 2:00

HSBC, headquartered in the UK, is currently one of the largest providers of financial services to the palm oil industry. HSBC has detailed policies on forestry and agricultural commodities (including specific sections on palm oil). It claims...

Eye on the Taiga

Publication | 6 March, 2017 at 7:00

Human activities are currently driving species to extinction at a rate 1,000 times the average natural rate over the past 65 million years. Habitat loss, including degradation and fragmentation, is the most important cause of this crisis. We must...

Grilling Away the Amazon

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 19:00

In the first evaluation of whether Brazilian supermarkets are ensuring that they are avoiding deforestation in their beef sourcing, the sector is off to a disappointing start: seven supermarkets (representing approximately two-thirds of all...

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

Press release | 2 March, 2017 at 6:33

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...

Präsidentin Dilma, legen Sie Veto ein

Action | 30 November, 2011 at 11:47

An die Präsidentin von Brasilien: Schützen Sie den Amazonas!

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Corporate action

Background | 8 February, 2011 at 17:57

If corporations have the ability to destroy the world's intact forests, they also have the power to help save them. Greenpeace investigates, exposes and confronts environmental abuse by corporations around the world, and asks its supporters to...

Damning the Amazon

Publication | 13 April, 2016 at 10:00

Brazil’s Amazon region, which includes most of the world’s largest remaining area of rainforest, is under attack by uncontrolled economic exploitation. Mainly as a result of industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, mines and infrastructure...

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.

Cutting Deforestation Out Of Palm Oil

Publication | 3 March, 2016 at 7:00

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere are those costs more evident than in Indonesia, which has lost 31 million hectares of...

Burning Issue

Publication | 9 June, 2016 at 2:00

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil company IOI in March 2016 for breaches of RSPO principles. Since its suspension, IOI has lost many of its biggest customers. It responded with a lawsuit against the RSPO,...

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,...

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.

HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | 17 January, 2017 at 2:00

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]

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

Press release | 20 February, 2017 at 7:29

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 11:04

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...

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

Press release | 9 March, 2017 at 12:25

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 13:03

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 22:51

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...

Greenpeace protesters stop illegal logging in Poland’s Białowieża Forest

Press release | 29 August, 2017 at 18:41

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...

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

Press release | 28 April, 2017 at 4:00

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...

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

Press release | 31 May, 2017 at 1:59

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...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | 13 November, 2015 3 comments

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

Dam collapse in Brazil destroys towns and turns river into muddy wasteland

Blog entry by Bruno Weis | 17 November, 2015 9 comments

On Thursday, November 5th, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Over 25,000 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud –...

7 wondrous facts about the Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Eduardo Sousa | 12 January, 2016

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest: there’s no other place like it on the planet. As one of the world’s largest remaining coastal temperate rainforests, some of the richest and most wondrous ecosystems on Earth are found here. It is also...

4 ways to STOP Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry | 2 November, 2015 8 comments

A brief spell of rainfall in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country...for now. Here are four ways to #StoptheHaze…once and for all. 13-yr old sister holds...

The Amazon’s Tapajos Basin is in danger

Blog entry by Maïa Booker | 30 September, 2015 2 comments

The Brazilian government is currently gearing up to build dozens of energy-producing megadams in the Amazon. São Luiz do Tapajos will be one of the largest – second only to Belo Monte. If it is built, it will devastate the rich...

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 16 July, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

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