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Resolute's flawed 'Controlled Wood' threatens FSC's credibility

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 29 August, 2013

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a certification system designed to ensure that wood comes from socially and ecologically responsible practices. Because the FSC label helps consumers distinguish wood products from well-managed...

Forest solutions multimedia

Background | 14 August, 2013 at 17:13

Forest solutions multimedia stories

A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | 13 August, 2013 2 comments

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

7 things you missed from Kumi Naidoo’s AMA on Reddit

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 12 August, 2013

Ask me anything, as Reddit arranges is a risky proposition, one that I relished, but that also made me a little nervous. Smart, funny and incisive questions came in fast and furious. It was a struggle to keep up. I did my best and...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | 8 August, 2013 19 comments

It was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrambling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain, arms and legs...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | 8 August, 2013 at 12:37

Amsterdam, 8 August 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Ecoforestry: an alternative for Papua New Guinean forest communities

Blog entry by Sam Moko | 30 July, 2013 1 comment

Since 2011, the people of Papua New Guinea have been waiting for the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Special Agriculture and Business Leases (SABLs). In the meantime, logging companies have been fast-tracking the harvesting...

Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 30 July, 2013 at 9:00

The islands of Papua New Guinea are home to some of the most important – and most beautiful – tropical rainforests in the world. Does ecoforestry represent a viable option for the region’s forest communities and ecosystems?

Forest Solutions - Papua New Guinea

Image gallery | 30 July, 2013

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.

Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 25 July, 2013 5 comments

The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth.  New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing.  However this message does not...

Forest fires show RSPO stamp far from 'green'

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 24 July, 2013

The fires are back. This last weekend, fire hotspots were again identified in Riau province in Sumatra, Indonesia, just weeks after Sumatran forest fires engulfed the region as far as Thailand in a choking haze. But the palm...

Deforestation In The Congo Basin

Image gallery | 22 July, 2013

Indonesian Forest Fires Force Evacuation

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Indonesian Forest Fires: Laskar's Story

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

Warning, 900 PSI!

Image gallery | 18 July, 2013

RSPO members must be held accountable for fires

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 15:04

Jakarta, 11 July 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the period 17 to 30 June ­and fresh photographic evidence has revealed fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Roundtable on...

Is Asia Pulp & Paper delivering on its zero deforestation commitment?

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 5 July, 2013 3 comments

In February this year, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) released its new Forest Conservation Policy, which included an immediate end to the clearance of rainforests throughout its supply chain in Indonesia. This move followed years of...

Global deforestation – Europe faces up to its dirty secret

Blog entry by Sebastien Risso | 3 July, 2013

Have you ever wondered what the impact of one chocolate bar is? Or a tank-full of petrol? Or that hamburger you had for lunch? No, I don't mean in calories; I am talking about impacts of a planet-wide nature. What we eat, the fuel we...

The lengths illegal wood will travel

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 2 July, 2013 1 comment

Look around and check if you see any wood surfacing. It might be a cupboard in your kitchen, your chair, or the desk you are reading this on. Then chances are you see tropical veneer. There is also a chance that the wood for that...

Greenpeace finds illegal DRC wood at Danzer Group Czech facility

Press release | 1 July, 2013 at 15:44

Amsterdam, July 1, 2013 – Greenpeace has found an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo at a veneer-processing factory in the Czech Republic run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

#SGHAZE shows why RSPO is not enough

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 28 June, 2013

The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why...

Working together for a stronger FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 26 June, 2013 1 comment

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) was created in 1993 to allow companies and the public to identify products coming from responsibly managed forests. Two decades later, the FSC remains the only credible forest management...

Palm oil companies must come clean on Indonesian fire hotspots - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2013 at 3:08

Jakarta, June 22, 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the past 10 days (11-21 June) has revealed hundreds of fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean...

Down to Zero

Feature story | 20 June, 2013 at 18:00

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia.

APRIL walks away from the FSC

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 19 June, 2013 1 comment

Did it see the writing on the wall? Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper producer APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the relationship has finally came to...

"In the same boat"

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 7 June, 2013

When we last met the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) I had hoped that his expression that "we are in the same boat", in terms of protecting the country’s environment, would withstand the test of time. To a great...

Indonesian President meets Greenpeace leader on the Rainbow Warrior: welcomes legacy...

Press release | 7 June, 2013 at 14:04

Jakarta, 7 June 2013 – Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on board the Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, in Jakarta today, to express Greenpeace’s support for the...

Down to Zero

Publication | 7 June, 2013 at 11:00

Through photos and campaign artwork, "Down to Zero" tells the story of our campaign to end the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests, and what you have helped us to achieve.

Brazilian Government uses one day of year to cover shame of all others

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 June, 2013 7 comments

Today is World Environment Day and the Government of Brazil celebrated by dancing to an old tune. In a press conference held today in Brasilia, the government rereleased old Amazon deforestation figures and late plans to fight...

World Biodiversity Day

Image gallery | 22 May, 2013

Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

Blog entry by Laila Williams | 22 May, 2013 15 comments

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

International Biodiversity Day in photos

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 22 May, 2013 3 comments

On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | 21 May, 2013 1 comment

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

Greenpeace welcomes FSC decision to disassociate from timber company Danzer after DRC...

Press release | 21 May, 2013 at 12:48

Amsterdam, May 21, 2013 – Greenpeace International welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate itself from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was...

Why we are happy, but not celebrating the Indonesian forest moratorium

Blog entry by Yuyun Indradi | 17 May, 2013 2 comments

I have been fielding calls non-stop over the last couple of days, because as you may have noticed, there has been widespread coverage lately (see here, here and here ) on the Indonesian government’s extension of its forest...

Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | 14 May, 2013

Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is...

Forest destroyer kicked out of club

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 14 May, 2013 3 comments

It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one. Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palma, has (finally) been...

Greenpeace ship begins first Indonesian tour since being deported

Press release | 9 May, 2013 at 13:00

Jayapura, 9 May 2013 – The Greenpeace ship, the Rainbow Warrior, arrived in Jayapura, Indonesia today to document one of the world’s most biodiverse – and threatened – environments, just three years after the Indonesian navy escorted the vessel...

Sailing through the world’s richest waters – Rainbow Warrior arrives in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 9 May, 2013 5 comments

I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura...

Why California should not be allowed to outsource Hot Air

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace Forests Campaigner | 7 May, 2013

This week Greenpeace and other leading environmental groups including Sierra Club California, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, and Friends of the Earth sent a letter  to California...

Fighting for the (human) rights of DRC's forests communities

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart, Congo Forests | 25 April, 2013 2 comments

A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first". Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers

Press release | 25 April, 2013 at 9:12

Jakarta, 25 April, 2013 – Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious...

How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | 25 April, 2013 8 comments

It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country. Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally...

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

"As long as there is one of us standing, there will be a fight to protect the forests"

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 19 April, 2013 6 comments

Today, Brazil celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day. However, on a day that is supposed to celebrate their ancestors, culture and stories, many of Indigenous Peoples are instead fighting for their lands and their rights. According to a...

Why development does not have to be destruction in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 19 April, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often questioned when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, that is disguised as “development”. The truth is that all too often, this...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | 19 April, 2013 at 11:30

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

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