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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...

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...

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla

Image | 27 November, 2008 at 17:18

Indonesian Greenpeace activist Romadon Canarisla from the MY Esperanza climbs the anchor chain of the tanker ‘Gran Couva’ and braves the crew’s water hoses. The tanker is carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar company...

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.

Greenpeace activists paint 'Forest Destruction

Image | 4 September, 2008 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists paint 'Forest Destruction, Climate Crime, Moratorium Now' on barges holding illegally felled trees in Paia port, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Thursday 4th September 2008.

Activists from the Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza'

Image | 3 September, 2008 at 3:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship 'Esperanza', and assisted by local land owners, halt the loading of illegally logged trees onto the 'Harbour Gemini' ship from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea, in Paia inlet, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

Rainbow Warrior blocking the tanker MT Westama

Image | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

Rainbow Warrior blocking the tanker MT Westama, which is loading over 30,000 tonnes of palm oil.

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...

Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

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.

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...

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:

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.

Forest Defenders Camp Briefing

Publication | 9 October, 2007 at 2:00

Briefing about the Forest Defenders Camp in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia, the FDC will show the forest and peatland destruction that is harming biodiversity and the global climate due to high levels of greenhouse gas emitted.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Sam Moko talks

Image | 31 May, 2006 at 13:02

Greenpeace Forest Campaigner Sam Moko talks to Rimbunan Hijau security guards while attempting to deliver Rimbunan Hijau with the Golden Chainsaw Award.

A Rimbunan Hijau security guard asks Greenpeace

Image | 31 May, 2006 at 13:00

A Rimbunan Hijau security guard asks Greenpeace activists to leave the Rimbunan Hijau office when they tried to present the company with the Golden Chainsaw award.

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.

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...

Men

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:42

Men, women and children carry the eco-timber out of the forest, to a waiting barge. Eco-timber is milled on the spot where the tree was felled, thus causing minimal damage to the forest.

Sep Galeva

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:36

Sep Galeva, of the Kuni tribe, invited Greenpeace and other organisations to help the people of Lake Murray establish eco-forestry projects. Sep is pictured as the first eco-timber shipment is loaded onto a barge.

The GFRS volunteers and landowners rescued

Image | 26 May, 2006 at 12:30

The GFRS volunteers and landowners rescued this barge from the bottom of Lake Murray. It was restored and decorated before being loaded with the first shipment of local eco-timber.

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