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Greenpeace calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of...

Feature story | November 20, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today marched to the Indonesian Embassy to call on its government to carry the full extent of environmental law on companies that are destroying the carbon-rich peatlands of Indonesia’s Kampar Peninsula in Sumatra. The group, rallying...

Climate defenders to stay; Police reverses eviction order under pressure from communities

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:24

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district revoked an earlier order of Governor of Riau to evict Greenpeace activists participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula and has permitted them to...

12 Days left to avert climate chaos

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 7:00

Twelve days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, today Greenpeace activists shut down the export facilities of a major pulp mill operated by Sinar Mas owned pulp and paper company APP in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. Sinar...

STOP PRESS : Climate defenders to stay; Police reverses eviction order under pressure...

Press release | November 15, 2009 at 8:00

In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district revoked an earlier order of Governor of Riau to evict Greenpeace activists participating in the Climate Defenders camp on the threatened Kampar Peninsula and has permitted them to...

Success at Climate Defenders Camp

Feature story | November 24, 2009 at 7:00

Our activists at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia have had an tough time lately. Many of them have been arrested, interrogated and deported - along with independent journalists. At one point police even tried to shut down the entire camp.

EU leaders must help SBY to protect Indonesia’s forests: Greenpeace

Feature story | October 28, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists placed two 20 x 50 meter banners with the portraits of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicholas Sarkozy on recently cleared peat land in Sumatra, ahead of the European Union leaders summit that begins in...

Kit Kat

Page | March 18, 2010 at 13:28

SBY: revoke permits for pulp giant APRIL clearing Kampar Peninsula

Press release | November 9, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released fresh evidence of pulp and paper giant APRIL rampantly destroying peatland forests in the Kampar Peninsula, Sumatra. On the basis of the photos and map released today, Greenpeace is calling on Indonesian President...

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...

Rainforest a vital and sustainable 'supermarket' for local communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

After what she describes as two very emotional and intense weeks at the Climate Defenders Camp in Sumatra, Corinna Hölzel, Forest Campaigner from Germany has now left Indonesia. Corinna had intended to stay in the camp much longer but...

Notes from the top (of a crane)….

Blog entry by Lea Guerrero | November 28, 2009

Filipino Greenpeace activist Joel has spent more than 9 hours on top of a crane in the port of a massive pulp facility in Riau.  Earlier, his team, along with 10 other activists shut down the entire export facility of the mill owned by...

Our Climate Defenders are at it again - Pulp exports halted at climate change's...

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 25, 2009

The climate can’t wait, the remaining Indonesian forest can’t wait, and today Greenpeace sent a strong message to world leaders by blocking the Asia Pulp & Paper mill in the heart of the Indonesian forest. This mill is a massive...

Climate change stops here - Dam mission completed

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 23, 2009

A few days ago, Swiss Forest Campaigner Asti described her first impressions of the camp. Since arriving she has been busy helping the local community finish a dam that will help preserve the precious peatland and help save the climate...

The community takes the lead as activists return to the camp

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Ashish, a Campaigner from India, who has finally arrived at the camp: We got into the Climate Defenders Camp late Friday night, the yellow Greenpeace banner emerging out of the night as our boat crossed the river from Teluk...

Every cloud has a silver lining

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009 1 comment

When both you and the journalists who are accompanying you start getting arrested and deported it's usually a sign that you're doing something right. At least that's the case if you work for an organisation that takes direct action...

More intimidation as Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community targeted

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

The 11 foreign activists who have been deported over the last few days. Indonesian authorities have ramped up Intimidation tactics against Greenpeace activists, independent media and local community members supporting our...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 2

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

Sarah applauds the local communities for their efforts to protect their forests and thanks them for their support of Greenpeace. ©Ardiles Rante/Grenpeace Well, when I finished writing yesterday, I really thought that I would be...

Climate defenders to stay - Police reverse eviction order under pressure from communities

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 15, 2009

What an amazing day we have had here in Indonesia today... Community supporters arrived by the hundreds. ©Will Rose/Greenpeace In a surprising move, the chief of police of Pelalawan district has revoked yesterdays...

VIDEO: Climate Defenders in Action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Great footage from the ground in Indonesia - where our activists have been taking direct action at the frontline of forest destruction. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/7596669] >> Check out the full action story here . >>Join the Climate...

Fresh evidence of land clearance reveals APRIL's lies

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

In response to a letter from Greenpeace that voiced concerns - both from local communities and Greenpeace itself - regarding active clearing in the Kampar Peninsula, pulp and paper company APRIL stated that they had yet to begin active...

Global paper giant cancels APRIL contract to stop Indonesia rainforest destruction

Press release | November 13, 2009 at 8:00

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

Ready for the crocodiles

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 22, 2009

From Asti, Forest Campaigner from Switzerland, who has finally arrived at the camp: There is a big buzz in the Climate Defenders Camp this afternoon. With at least 400 local visitors, including loads of children, and plenty of...

What happens when the good people do good - Part 3

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 17, 2009

From Sarah Burton, now in Jakarta: I have learned that in campaigning things can change overnight, of course, and in this campaign, I have learned that things can change two or three times overnight.  Here's what happened overnight. ...

What happens when the good people do good

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 14, 2009

Here is an update from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia, which is now being shutdown by the police. From Sarah Burton: Today I arrived in Pekanbaru, second largest city in Sumatra and a mere 4 1/2 hours away from the...

Crackdown on deforestation - not on Climate Defenders

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 19, 2009

Greenpeace activists in the Philippines calls on Indonesian government to arrest forest destroyers instead of harassing climate defenders The struggle for zero-deforestation has spilled beyond Indonesia as Indonesian authorities...

KAMPAR PENINSULA

Image | November 7, 2008 at 7:00

KAMPAR PENINSULA, RIAU PROVINCE, SUMATRA Greenpeace activists from the MY Esperanza unfurl a 40 x 20 meter banner on recently cleared peatland forest in the pulp and paper concession of PT. Arara Abadi-Siak owned by APP (Asia Pulp and Paper).

Greenpeace activists and local volunteers

Image | October 30, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and local volunteers attempt to halt drainage by constructing dams on the peatland canals as part of their "Climate Defender Camp" at Kampar Peninsula, Teluk meranti village, Riau province,Indonesia on Wednesday 28 October...

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...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:45

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:39

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:29

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:28

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:22

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:20

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:11

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:31

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:23

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

Kampar Penisula

Image | November 6, 2008 at 12:14

Kampar Penisula, Riau, Indonesia. Greenpeace is conducting an assessment and mapping of the Kampar Peninsular, using satellite imagery and aerial photography, to develop a rehabilitation plan for peatlands already degraded and drained by palm...

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