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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...

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.

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