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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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

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