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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. ...

Uninspired implementation of environmental laws hinders SEA from leading the world in...

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | June 8, 2011

ASEAN member states could be the world leaders in sustainable development.  We could be the prime example of how the protection of our natural resources benefits not just the world, but contributes largely as well to national progress...

Change starts with kids and undies; a Coal Superhero; and Toxic bubbles.

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | August 20, 2009 1 comment

From Making Waves This is part of a series of short news updates beyond Greenpeace-specific news. World environmental events in a blurb: Change comes from within, or in the case of a new internet trend, from underneath.

Early morning action

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 12, 2009

From Making Waves Neste Oil’s plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive rainforest destruction and climate change Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists...

10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 7, 2009 12 comments

Greenpeace activists deploy a banner around a logged Brazilian Nut Tree "Castanheira". The Castanheira species has been protected in Brazil since 1994, but a large number of trees have been logged before the creation of the planned...

Skimping on Climate Is the Priciest Option

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | April 2, 2009 1 comment

From the Jakarta Globe Amid the pressure of the global financial crisis, some ask how we can afford to tackle climate change. The better question is: Can we afford not to? — Ban Ki-moon, United Nations secretary...

Activists locked down Sinar Mas headquarters

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 20, 2009

From Greenpeace: Making Waves Forest destruction is now universally recognised to cause about 20 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. This means that cutting down trees is more destructive to the planet than the entire...

A Good Treaty for Forests at Copenhagen

Publication | November 25, 2009 at 8:00

Tropical forest destruction is responsible for about a fifth of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – more than emission from all the world’s cars, planes, and trains put together. Consequently, stopping forest destruction is one of the...

Rainbow Warrior Blocks Palm Oil Shipment

Press release | November 15, 2007 at 19:21

The Rainbow Warrior today blocked the tanker MT Westama, which is loading over 30,000 metric tonnes of palm oil, from leaving the port of Dumai, in Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia. With a banner reading ‘Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate’ the...

Greenpeace demands Police investigation of Forest Criminal PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Press release | December 22, 2006 at 14:05

Greenpeace today filed a formal complaint against PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia for their forest crimes with the Indonesian Police and demanded a full scale investigation of PT KLI's operations based on the evidence provided in the submission. Today's...

The strong arm of the Grrrowd

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | March 27, 2015

Grrrowd  is a powerful new model for crowdfunding legal cases involving human and environmental rights. It's the Kickstarter of class action suits, the Indiegogo of good cases for good causes. It's the place where  a poor Mexican...

Greenpeace calls for political commitment to protect Forests and People in upcoming...

Press release | March 16, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today kicked-off its “Vote for Forests, Vote for Our Future” campaign along with politicians, celebrities, and supporters at Lapangan Banteng.

Lawlessness and international demand driving forest extinction

Press release | April 17, 2007 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report, ‘Merbau’s Last Stand’(1), launched today warns that the tropical hardwood species merbau (or kwila) will be extinct within 35 years or less if action is not taken to stop the destructive logging and trade of the species.

From Indonesia to Helsinki: stop deforestation!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

As darkness fell last night, our activists from the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia , ended yesterdays action against pulp and paper giant APRIL who continue to be involved in mass forest clearance, despite repeatedly stating...

Activists to stay until pulp & paper company APRIL commits to halt deforestation

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009

Bustar Maitar, forest campaigner for Greenpeace, has told APRIL that the activists will not leave the concession until the company publicly commits to halting all deforestation and peat land destruction in the Kampar Peninsula. Heavy...

Dam - it's even harder than it looks!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 2, 2009

Activist Petteri has been hard at work, blocking the drainage of carbon-rich peatland in Indonesia ( read his first update - and why they are building a dam here ). Update 2 This morning we left camp with two pong pongs - local...

“Forest Killer” title handed to Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 13:57

Greenpeace activists today poured dried leaves and tree branches all over Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI) headquarters in Jakarta in a symbolic act to return to the company remains of logged trees from Papua. The activists also presented the company...

Greenpeace takes direct action in Indonesia

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 12, 2009

Today Greenpeace activists locked down four excavators in the carbon-rich Kampar Peninsula belonging to pulp and paper company APRIL to highlight the need to immediately halt all deforestation in Indonesia. Carbon emission from...

The King of the Jungle

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 30, 2009

Earlier this week - myself and four other guys set out from the Climate Defenders Camp to join a team already in the field preparing for a couple of giant banners to be displayed in the peat swamps of Riau , urging both Sarkozy and...

Those dam treehuggers - saving the climate!

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | October 29, 2009

There's lots happening at our Climate Defenders Camp now - on the ground in the Indonesian rainforest. Activists from the camp are blocking the drainage of peat canals in the region - in order to protect the rainforest and peatlands.

A Hope from Beijing to Stop Indonesia Forest Destruction

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 25, 2009

Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner for Indonesia China, the country that just held the most spectacular Olympic Games in History, and country with large new economy power. With almost two billion people, China is the most...

Finnish action:Update

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | May 13, 2009

From Making Waves [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRzZPsXWg04] All 32 activists at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland have been arrested by police. 6 of the activists have already ben released and we are waiting...

Greenpeace tackles climate change at frontline of Indonesian rainforest destruction

Press release | November 4, 2009 at 18:25

This morning, fifty Greenpeace activists took action to prevent the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests and called on world leaders to end global deforestation, which is responsible for about a fifth of all greenhouse gas emissions (1). The...

Remember Our Forests, Greenpeace tells Presidential hopefuls

Press release | July 2, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace this morning urged incumbent President Yudhoyono to draw up an urgent action plan to protect Indonesia’s last remaining forests, by staging a parody of President Yudhoyono’s speech on July 1st where he called upon Indonesian people to...

Activists halt all 7 excavators in an Indonesian forest concession

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | November 13, 2009 1 comment

Greenpeace activists have just locked down three more excavators bringing to a halt all seven of APRIL's excavators in one of the pulp and paper's concessions in the Kampar Peninsula. Earlier this week Greenpeace released fresh...

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...

Neste Oil’s plans for global leadership in palm oil diesel will drive massive...

Press release | May 12, 2009 at 8:00

This morning, 32 Greenpeace activists from Finland and Sweden locked down a palm oil diesel refinery of Neste Oil in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company largely owned by the Finnish government (1), is set - over the next three...

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...

Greenpeace campaigner

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:16

Greenpeace campaigner, Ginger Cassady, from San Francisco, California, looks at a pile of logs along the coast of Papua. Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into Papua to highlight the destruction of Paradise Forests, the last...

Greenpeace campaigner

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:06

Greenpeace campaigner, Ginger Cassady, from San Francisco, California, looks at a pile of logs along the coast of Papua. Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into Papua to highlight the destruction of Paradise Forests, the last...

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A cargo of flitches

Image | February 23, 2004 at 7:00

A cargo of flitches, (squared logs) waits to be loaded on to the Vietnamese vessel Ha Tinh 06, on the Kumai River, adjacent to the Tanjung Puting National Park.The Ha Tinh 06 has been under suspicion of preparing to load an illegal cargo since...

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Image | October 9, 2004 at 6:00

Amazon screensaver: the people and wildlife of Earth's richest forest.

Generic multimedia item | June 19, 2001 at 6:00

Pictures of the diversity of life in the Amazon rainforest -- flowers, insects, jaguars, and the people whose lives depend upon the living forest. To truly see a forest, you have to look beyond the trees.

logs taken from papua`s forests in recent

Image | March 26, 2008 at 18:01

logs taken from papua`s forests in recent years have been shipped off the island with no benefit to local goverment `n the community. Greenpeace calls for strong support from Indonesia`s central Goverment to maintain the papua log export ban

A loader piles logs along the coast of Biak

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:35

A loader piles logs along the coast of Biak Island in Papua. This picture is taken from Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, which sailed into Papua to highlight the destruction of Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific.

Crane loads logs onto a barge at the coast

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:32

Crane loads logs onto a barge at the coast of Papua. Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into Papua to highlight the destruction of Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific. The ancient forests of Indonesia are...

Greenpeace campaigner

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:12

Greenpeace campaigner, Hapsoro, from Indonesia, looks at a pile of logs along the coast of Papua. Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, sailed into Papua to highlight the destruction of Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in...

Greenpeace campaigners Hapsoro (left

Image | March 29, 2006 at 17:08

Greenpeace campaigners Hapsoro (left, from Indonesia) and Ginger Cassady (from San Francisco, California) displays a banner that says “Stop Forest Crime” at a logging operation along the coast of Papua. Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior,...

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at

Image | June 20, 2000 at 7:00

Greenpeace volunteers board the MV Enif at the Thames Estuary, UK, to prevent the unloading of criminal imports of illegal wood.

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Nomadic Penan leader Along Sega and his grandchild

Image | June 1, 2002 at 6:00

Nomadic Penan leader Along Sega and his grandchild examine a tree stump near their village in the Sungai Nyakit area of the Sarawak rainforest in Malaysia. He is 60, a father of nine and grandfather of 30.

Greenpeace identifies suspected illegal logs

Image | February 15, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace identifies suspected illegal logs on a barge off the coast of central Kalimantan in Indonesia. These logs came from an area including the Tanjung Puting National Park -- home of dwindling numbers of orang-utans where logging is forbidden.

Activists circle the Vietnamese vessel

Image | February 24, 2004 at 7:00

Activists circle the Vietnamese vessel, Ha Tihn 06 with a banner reading - stop forest crime - Greenpeace assisted the Indonesian Navy to expel the vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days.

Suspected illegal timber was also found in

Image | May 11, 2004 at 7:00

Suspected illegal timber was also found in the EU Committee of the Regions building in May 2004.

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