Rubber tapper in Jurua Extractive Reserve, Amazon, Brazil.

Few can dispute the irreplaceable damage caused to forests from illegal and destructive logging around the world, but what can be done to effectively address the problem and reverse the increasing trend of ancient forest destruction? Greenpeace believes that individual and corporate consumers have the right and responsibility to buy wood and wood-based products which do not contribute to environmental and social degradation. Replacements already exist for virtually every form of wood product from ancient forests, from building construction to product packaging.

Non wood alternatives to ancient forest destruction. The economic value of a forest extends far beyond the value of its timber. Traditionally, indigenous peoples have harvested a wide variety of produce from the forest without having to destroy its ecosystem. Rubber, fibres, fruits, seeds, flowers, nuts and honey are just some of the many examples of non-timber forest products.

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Certifying Destruction

Publication | September 3, 2013 at 11:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

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

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | May 9, 2013

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...

APP commits to end deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | February 6, 2013 1 comment

Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in...

Cleaning up KFC's act

Blog entry by jtuazon | August 10, 2012

Don’t you wish they’d clean up better outside fast food restaurants? Greenpeace went and did some cleaning, although maybe not the kind you’d expect. Outside the front of a KFC restaurant in Los Angeles, Greenpeace washed the...

KFC’s secret recipe: forest destruction?

Image | June 5, 2012 at 14:38

Greenpeace activists dressed as tigers, formed a dancing flash mob in front of a KFC outlet in central Quezon City to call out the fastfood company on its secret recipe: "forest destruction." Greenpeace, is calling on KFC and its parent company...

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Homeless tigers lost in the concrete jungles of Manila

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | June 4, 2012 1 comment

Imagine seeing Sumatran tigers roaming the concrete jungles of Metro Manila  — wandering aimlessly across its busy streets homeless, searching of refuge. Such a picture may seem far fetched for many, but ironically truth may be...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff | May 23, 2012

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

Life on Earth is inconceivable without trees

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 9, 2012

Many of us are familiar with the catchphrase "what happens in Boracay stays in Boracay." Besides the issue of environmental degradation of that island, we believe the same could also apply to Baguio, which has been dubbed as the...

Save Baguio trees 2-day protest

Image gallery | February 9, 2012

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | December 11, 2011 at 17:27

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

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