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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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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Nestlé is buying palm oil from companies

Image | March 18, 2010 at 17:54

Nestlé is buying palm oil from companies who are destroying orang-utan habitat.

Greenpeace activists hang a banner reading

Image | November 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists hang a banner reading "Climate Crime" from the top of a loading crane in the port of a major pulp mill facility in Riau Province, Sumatra, Indonesia.

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian

Image | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to fully shut down operations of paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL) and other companies destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of...

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to

Image | November 12, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked themselves to seven excavators, owned by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRILRGE), one of Indonesia's biggest pulp and paper producers, to prevent it destroying the rainforest to make way for...

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