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Licence to kill

Publication | October 22, 2013 at 11:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Greenpeace exposes Sinar Mas’s illegal deforestation activities

Feature story | December 11, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today presented new evidence exposing illegal forest clearing by Sinar Mas group in Kalimantan and has called on Indonesian President to order the suspension of all its operations. Sinar Mas is already notorious for its involvement in...

Rainforest timber stopped from leaving Paradise

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 6:00

Armed police have escorted three of our activists off a ship in Papua New Guinea. The activists had stopped the ship, bound for China, from loading illegally logged timber from the Paradise Forest. They remained harnessed to a crane onboard the...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 16:33

Even as Greenpeace activists, who took direct action on Thursday to stop the destruction of peatlands in the Kampar peninsula by Asia Pacific Resources International Holding Limited (APRIL), are being detained by the police in Indonesia, the...

US and Indonesia, Save Forests, Save Climate – Cut emissions Now!

Feature story | February 19, 2009 at 7:00

Strong leadership from the US, and partnership with large developing nations such as Indonesia, are essential to reaching an agreement at the critical UN Climate Talks to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of this year. As the world’s 2nd...

Greenpeace calls on Indonesian citizens to take action to safeguard the nation’s...

Feature story | October 17, 2008 at 10:46

Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived this morning in Manokwari, West Papua, with new evidence of the mounting threat to Papua’s forests from palm oil expansion, logging and other drivers of deforestation. Greenpeace revealed its findings of...

Palm oil company plunder of Indonesia’s last forest frontier gathers pace

Feature story | October 10, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed fresh evidence of massive conversion of Papua’s intact ancient forest for palm oil plantation in the Lereh area of Jayapura district.

Sinar Mas a grave threat to the forests and peatlands of Indonesia

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace Southeast Asia today accused Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest palm oil company, of endangering the integrity and biodiversity of the Danau (Lake) Sentarum National Park, a wetland site in West Kalimantan, protected under the...

Greenpeace exposes abuse of Forestry Law and illegal logging in West Papua

Feature story | October 15, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today released evidence of continued illegal logging activities in a suspended logging concession area in Kaimana, West Papua province. In July 2008, Indonesian police arrested senior executives (1) of two logging companies, PT Kaltim...

Photos from the orangutan cemetery

Blog entry by Michael Hedelain | March 5, 2014

Bones from an orangutan near Tanjung Puting National Park ©   ULET IFANSASTI Proctor & Gamble claims that an astonishing 4.8 billion people worldwide use their products, which include anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. What...

Clean palm oil can help save the world's wildlife

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | March 3, 2014

Nearly 400,000 of you have joined us to demand the products you use are forest and tiger-friendly. We don’t believe that the products we use every day should contribute to the destruction of precious habitat for animals. That’s why we...

Sinar Mas’s forest destruction in Sumatra creates an annual Climate Debt of IDR 48.5...

Press release | May 25, 2009 at 8:00

New Greenpeace research launched in Beijing today estimates that Sinar Mas group’s destruction of peatlands in Riau Province, Sumatra, releases up to 113 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to Belgium’s total CO2 emissions in 2005. (1)

Greenpeace challenges President Yudhoyono to honour his commitment to cut emissions...

Press release | February 18, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace is sending an urgent message to Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, ahead of his meeting with the new US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to take immediate action to combat dangerous climate change and stop Indonesia’s...

Barbie Wrapped in Rainforest Destruction Scandal

Press release | June 8, 2011 at 16:04

Jakarta/Bangkok/Manila -- Barbie, the most famous toy in the world, is involved in rainforest destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation can today reveal.

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia's remaining forests

Press release | February 6, 2013 at 15:19

Jakarta, Indonesia – Greenpeace hailed yesterday’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent negotiations with...

Greenpeace ends 27 hour dramatic non violent direct action in Riau

Feature story | November 26, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today ended a 26-hour dramatic non-violent direct action at the loading facility of Sinar Mas subsidiary Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) owned pulp and paper mill. Sinar Mas has been tagged by the group as a leading forest and climate...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 13, 2009 at 8:41

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

70 days to Copenhagen: time is running out for the climate and our children’s future

Feature story | September 28, 2009 at 6:00

After a disastrous week for the climate in New York and Pittsburgh, five Thai children today made a direct appeal for their future to Yvo De Boer, the UN’s top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok.

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations. Chang(e)...

Feature story | September 26, 2009 at 6:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Thailand’s rice-bowl under severe threat from climate change

Feature story | September 21, 2009 at 6:00

Greenpeace today called upon world leaders gathered in New York for a United Nations summit on climate change to set aside short sighted political self interest and to expedite climate action by making available 140 billion USD annually, to...

Kit Kat

Page | March 18, 2010 at 13:28

Save Their Home, Before It’s Too Late

Page | June 4, 2009 at 16:17

Save Their Home, Before It’s Too Late

Page | June 4, 2009 at 16:16

Nestlé drives rainforest destruction pushing orang-utans to brink of extinction

Feature story | March 18, 2010 at 7:00

Nestlé is using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands, in products like KitKat, pushing already endangered orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change, a new Greenpeace report reveals. (1)

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014

We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you should help. 1. 300 million...

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...

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...

TigerHug

Image gallery | March 10, 2014

Palm oil company plunder of Indonesia’s last forest frontier gathers pace

Press release | October 10, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace today revealed fresh evidence of massive conversion of Papua’s intact ancient forest for palm oil plantation in the Lereh area of Jayapura district.

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...

Success: Barbie and Mattel drop deforestation!

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | October 5, 2011

We all know that break ups are hard. Especially when they involve secrets – like the shameful secret that broke up Barbie and Ken back in June: she had destroyed rainforest in her toy packaging. Her manufacturer, Mattel, was using...

How the toy sector and APP are responding to our Indonesia forest campaign

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | June 14, 2011

It’s been a busy few days since the latest phase of our campaign to stop deforestation in Indonesia got underway. There are now signs that both Mattel and Lego are preparing to make changes in the way they buy their packaging. ...

Barbie gets dumped in public

Blog entry by Jamie | June 8, 2011

The Barbie campaign has been unwrapped and is rolling around the world. Everyone's waking up to the fact that, as the Sun so eloquently put it , Barbie kills trees. It kicked off with a group of Kens abseiling down the front of...

Forest Destruction, Climate Change and Palm Oil

Publication | October 10, 2008 at 23:08

Forest are vital to life on earth. they are richest of all ecosystems - covering only eight percent of the planet and are home to two-thirds of all known species of terrestrial plants and animals. Millions of people rely directly on forests for...

2012 In Pictures

Image gallery | January 1, 2013

Greenpeace and Jikalahari support Riau Governor’s call for a moratorium decree on...

Press release | November 6, 2008 at 8:00

Greenpeace and the Riau-based environmental group Jikalahari called upon the Indonesian government to support the call for a moratorium decree on forests and peatlands conversion made by Riau Governor Wan Abubakar, during a media briefing on...

Flash mob at KFC

Image gallery | June 2, 2012

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: forest destruction?

Press release | June 2, 2012 at 21:12

Quezon City — Costumed environmental activists have cooked up an event to support a global call to action to save some of the planet’s last remaining rainforests. The activists, dressed as tigers, formed a dancing flash mob in front of a KFC...

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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Push it!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 26, 2009 2 comments

How far can you push a big inflatable globe on a road in Hua Hin, Thailand? Several kilometers maybe? Today, we tried it today and covered all of 200 meters. Today just happens to be the second day of the 15th ASEAN Summit taking...

Dumbo Drop

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009 No, I don’t mean what Um has to clean up , but the process of transporting elephants across provincial borders. An operation as complicated as the movie Operation Dumbo Drop . As required by Thai law and...

Washington, we have a problem.

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 15, 2009 3 comments

Xiaowei, a Chinese rock-star, Tshepo, an African activist and Shane, an American-Indian student are part of the small Greenpeace team of Thai and Filipino staff and volunteers, that walked the entire distance of 12 kms with the...

Greenpeace challenges ASEAN to get serious about climate threat

Press release | October 24, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today challenged ASEAN leaders to demonstrate collective leadership to protect Southeast Asia’s 850 million people from the debilitating impacts of climate change by committing to zero deforestation and low carbon development, and to...

70 days to Copenhagen: time is running out for the climate and our children’s future

Press release | September 28, 2009 at 8:00

After a disastrous week for the climate in New York and Pittsburgh, five Thai children today made a direct appeal for their future to Yvo De Boer, the UN’s top climate official, at the start of the latest round of climate negotiations in Bangkok.

Greenpeace challenges world leaders to accelerate UN climate negotiations Chang(e)...

Press release | September 27, 2009 at 8:00

On the eve of the United Nations climate negotiations in Bangkok, and 72 days before the Copenhagen Climate Summit, Greenpeace today dared world leaders to stand up, show their mettle and take first step toward lasting climate solutions.

Greenpeace activists from the MY Esperanza

Image | November 10, 2008 at 15:32

Greenpeace activists from the MY Esperanza paint the message ‘FOREST CRIME’ on the bow of the tanker ‘Gran Couva’. The ship is carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar company destination Rotterdam. Greenpeace is protesting...

Greenpeace activists from the MY Esperanza

Image | November 10, 2008 at 15:30

Greenpeace activists from the MY Esperanza paint the message ‘FOREST CRIME’ on the bow of the tanker ‘Gran Couva’. The ship is carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar company destination Rotterdam. Greenpeace is protesting...

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