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China’s Remaining Forests

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:51

China’s hunger for development has put its forests under incredible stress. Tragically, development has robbed the country of almost all of its great primeval forests, through which elephants once roamed as far as Beijing.

End Illegal Logging

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 17:09

Greenpeace is campaigning for the Chinese government, industry and consumers to stop the importing and trade of timber and wood products that causes the destruction of forests. Through policy and law, corporate responsibility, and consumer...

THIS REDIRECTS OLD LINK TO Esperanza Webcam

Standard Page | 2010-01-26 at 22:41

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What You Can Do

Standard Page | 2009-08-31 at 13:01

Our Earth's extraordinary and irreplaceable forests need to be protected, urgently.

The Science

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:53

Damage to ancient forests is not just about total deforestation. Forests can also be degraded to a point past which they are no longer viable habitats for the thousands of animals and plant species they support.

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:55

Protecting forests will not only preserve biodiversity and defend the rights of forest communities, but it’s also one of the quickest and cost effective ways of halting climate change. To effectively defend these precious ecosystems, the...

Book Lovers for Forests

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 17:31

In 2008 we launched the Book Lovers for Forests Campaign in China, the world’s largest paper producer and paper products market, and second-largest paper consumer. The first book printed on recycled paper, Ami, had a first print run of 50,000...

Protecting China’s Forests

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 17:06

China’s domestic forests have been severely decimated, and at the same time, China’s development threatens the world’s remaining ancient forests.

Deforestation and Climate Change

Standard Page | 2010-07-15 at 10:53

The logging and burning of tropical forests create about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than that emitted from all the cars, planes, and trains in the world.

Fast-Food Forest Destruction

Standard Page | 2012-05-24 at 12:00

Whilst we’ve singled out KFC and parent company Yum! Brands’ role in forest destruction, other fast food companies also have significant impacts on forests and are likely to be using APP paper, as well as other products like soya and palm oil...

Over-development Strips Hainan Island of Critical Protective Forests

Press release | 2010-09-17 at 6:00

Excessive tourism and real estate development is severely damaging Hainan’s coastal forests, which serve as a vital natural defense against typhoons and tsunamis. Greenpeace strongly urges the Hainan provincial government to immediately halt all...

Greenpeace investigations reveal China’s pivotal role in laundering illegal timber

Press release | 2006-03-28 at 6:00

China is central to the laundering of illegal timber from some of the world’s most endangered forests, according to a new investigative report by Greenpeace. The trade is driven by domestic and international demand in the USA, Europe, Japan and...

Greenpeace warns against inadequate disclosure for listed forestry companies

Press release | 2009-02-18 at 7:00

A new report by Greenpeace exposes the loopholes in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s rules on environmental disclosure for listed forestry companies. Most listed companies that claimed to be “environmental friendly” were only so by default, thus...

Turning chopsticks into trees

Feature Story | 2010-12-20 at 7:00

Can you bring dead wood back to life? No, but you can turn them into trees again. That's what 200 volunteers did with 80,000 pairs of disposable chopsticks – they made them into four, beautiful, life-like trees.

How KFC is junking the jungle by driving rainforest destruction in Indonesia

Publication | 2012-05-24 at 6:00

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

Paper Pulp

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 15:48

Indonesia’s rainforests – home to 10 to 15% of the world’s wildlife such as orangutans, clouded leopards and Sumatran tigers – are being converted to paper plantations for the sake of our glossy magazines, toilet paper and tissues, printer paper,...

Palm Oil

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:04

Palm oil may sound like an exotic industrial product, but in fact it is extraordinarily close to our lives. Palm oil is used as vegetable oil in instant noodles, shortening, biscuits, chocolate, ice cream and all kinds of processed foods. It can...

Illegal Logging

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:43

China is now the world’s largest importer of tropical woods, consuming over half of the global supply. Much of this wood comes from the Paradise Forests of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea – where between 76 to 90% of the logging is illegal – as...

The Paradise Forests

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 16:44

The Paradise Forests are one of the world’s last remaining ancient forests, spanning New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and their nearby archipelagoes. They are home to a rich diversity of animals and birds, many of which are found nowhere...

Paper Pulp

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 17:28

Since 2009, Greenpeace has been campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), a division of the Sinar Mas group, for its destruction of ancient Indonesian rainforest.

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