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Our work in Paradise

Background - 13 November, 2007
Greenpeace has been working in the Paradise Forests for over a decade exposing illegal and destructive logging and working with local communities to reclaim their traditional lands and create sustainable solutions. Our work has seen us confront the illegal loggers in the forest and in the consumer countries.

Greenpeace volunteers Klaas Heindricus De Jong (2nd R) of the Netherlands, and Florian Asis Schultz of Germany (R) help local foresters as they mark the territorial boundaries of the Cuscus clan lands on the banks of Lake Murray.
© Greenpeace / Natalie Behring

Our work in the Paradise Forest

  • We form partnerships with community-based and non-government organisations in the region;
  • We work with local communities to stop illegal and destructive logging and help them gain back control of their land;
  • We help forest communities develop sustainable alternatives.

Outside the forest

Some of our most effective work is done outside the forest, using our global reach and more than three decades of international campaigning expertise.

  • We lobby politicians and industry to stop illegal and destructive logging and the illegal timber trade;
  • We inform consumers how they can buy good wood (find out how you can help the forest by the products you buy);
  • We bear witness to forest destruction and expose the forest destroyers to the world.

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS)

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) is the base camp for marking the boundaries of the Kuni and Begwa tribal lands around Lake Murray, Western Province, Papua New Guinea. Greenpeace has set up the GFRS in Lake Murray after the invitation and with the participation of the customary landowners.

More about the Global Forest Rescue Station.