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 agai...

Photo | November 10, 2008

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 against the destruction of Kampar Peninsular's peatland forest by pulp and paper and palm oil industries and calling for the Indonesian Government to implement a moratorium on deforestation. Peatland forest is critical for maintaining biodiversity and it's degradation releases vast stores of carbon thereby contributing to global climate change.