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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.

Deforestation and Climate Change

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

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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 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.

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,...

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...

Palm Oil

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 17:05

In 2010, Golden Agri Resources’ biggest claim to fame was being the palm oil arm of the Sinar Mas group, Indonesia’s largest palm oil and pulp and paper supplier – and notorious forest destroyer. This is the same company that had lost its palm...

Deforestation in UNESCO Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries

Publication | 2015-10-21 at 11:45

Since 2013 Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) has employed remote sensing interpretation, spatial analysis and field surveys to assess and analyse concerns about the natural forest habitat of giant pandas in Ya’an city prefecture, part of the Sichuan...

Greenpeace presents Sinar Mas APP with Golden Chainsaw Award

Press release | 2010-10-22 at 18:26

Greenpeace presented Sinar Mas APP with an award the company has long deserved at the fourth annual Sinar Mas Printing Art Awards on October 20. Greenpeace demands to APP CEO Huang Zhiyuan that the company stops immediately its destruction of...

Forest fight: 55 hours hanging from a crane to halt illegal logging

Feature Story | 2008-09-08 at 6:00

Armed police have escorted our activists off a ship loaded with illegally logged timber. They had been hanging from the loading crane for 55 hours to stop the shipment of rainforest logs.

Greenpeace stops ship loading rainforest timber

Feature Story | 2008-09-03 at 6:00

(UPDATED!) Greenpeace has stopped a ship loading piles of logged timber from the Paradise Forests.

Book Lovers for Forests

Feature Story | 2008-07-16 at 6:00

During the upcoming Hong Kong Book Fair between July 23 and 29, Greenpeace will hold the first "Green Day" to promote the use of Ancient Forest Friendly (AFF) papers in the book publishing sector, in order to protect our forests. Please donate us...

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Feature Story | 2010-08-09 at 6:00

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but Greenpeace International has released fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation...

What We Do

Standard Page | 2010-11-10 at 10:31

Greenpeace is campaigning for zero deforestation, globally, by 2020.

Give the rainforest a break Nestlé!

Feature Story | 2010-03-18 at 10:03

Need a break? Before you have one with a Kit Kat watch this video – 'Have a break?'

Agricultural expansion needs regulating!

Blog entry by Shuxuan Chen | 2015-05-12

Sinochem International’s murky rubber plantation deals are threatening a Cameroon UNESCO world heritage site.  On the fringes of one of the world's most precious and delicate areas of pristine rainforest, home to an exceptional...

Good news! We shut down illegal mining in China's Intact Forest Landscapes

Blog entry by Kang Lin | 2016-12-22

Back in July, we revealed rampant illegal mining in one of China’s few remaining Intact Forest Landscapes. Now, the mines have been shut down and new protections put in place.   Image credit: Birding Beijing/Terry Townshend...

Huge win for China’s green peafowl!

Blog entry by Yi Lan | 2017-08-02

Amazing news for one of China’s rarest birds! There are fewer than 500 green peafowls left in the wild in China. On Monday, we got news that all three of our demands for the protection of China’s endangered green peafowl...

A Red Card for Forest Destruction

Video | 2010-05-31 at 10:46

Every two seconds, an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed

Paper cuts: the bloody tale of deforestation

Blog entry by Chen Shu Xuan | 2013-07-18 2 comments

On the edges of the large white canvasses you can see clearly the bloodstains. As if someone has cut their finger on them. Only a closer look reveals these bloodstains as wounded animals. The “Paper Cut Life” art exhibition is designed...

Beautiful Hainan Gibbons endangered due to deforestation

Video | 2011-11-25 at 16:52

Hainan's rainforests are home to the world's rarest primate, the Hainan gibbon, of which it is believed that only 23 remain in the wild. "When you have just 23 of a particular animal species left in the wild, that says we humans aren't being good...

Four trees made from 80

Image | 2010-12-20 at 14:21

Four trees made from 80,000 used disposable chopsticks at The Place shopping mall, Beijing. Over 200 college student volunteers collected the chopsticks and made them into five-meter tall trees under the direction of the artist Xu Yinhai.

Spectators at the Greenpeace exhibit of four

Image | 2010-12-20 at 13:59

Spectators at the Greenpeace exhibit of four trees made from 80,000 pairs of disposable chopsticks at The Place shopping mall, Beijing. The event is designed to raise awareness of the origins of our everyday products

Four trees made from 80

Image | 2010-12-20 at 7:00

Four trees made from 80,000 used disposable chopsticks at The Place shopping mall, Beijing. Over 200 college student volunteers collected the chopsticks and made them into five-meter tall trees under the direction of the artist Xu Yinhai.

Sailing with the Rainbow Warrior in Indonesia

Blog entry by Weiju Lu | 2013-05-28

If Indonesia is the lungs of the earth, then Papua are the lungs of Indonesia. This part of the world, a seemingly forgotten place with lush evergreen forests, features some of the richest biodiversity in the world. I'm Weiju Lu,...

Don’t blame the tigers, blame deforestation

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 2012-11-20

A small child from a forest village in Indonesia - where as more rainforest is cleared, tigers stray into villages putting lives at risk. As a teenage boy is killed by a tiger forced out of its natural habitat by deforestation, we...

Hainan: Protecting China's forest jewel from thieves with chainsaws

Blog entry by Wu Hao | 2012-07-18

China's stunning Hainan Island sits apart from the Mainland, a piece of paradise broken off the southern part of the country. Recently the provincial government there announced a 10 year plan to increase the area of non-commercial...

KFC executives have their heads in a bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | 2012-05-30

Last week we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction  and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first said...

A college student volunteer attaches one

Image | 2010-12-20 at 14:07

A college student volunteer attaches one last chopstick to this "tree", part of an exhibit featuring four trees made from 80,000 used disposable chopsticks at The Place shopping mall, Beijing. Over 200 college student volunteers collected the...

Indonesia leading the way in KFC’s response to deforestation

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | 2012-07-17 1 comment

Still no news from KFC headquarters in the US despite the fact it’s been seven weeks since Greenpeace exposed the company’s links to rainforest deforestation . But while KFC bosses in Kentucky remain silent on whether it will cut...

China joins global campaign against KFC

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | 2012-05-29

Last week saw the launch of new global campaign to stop KFC turning rainforests into trash, by cutting deforestation out of it's supply chain. All of last week Greenpeace activists have been taking the message to KFC while thousands of...

College students work on assembling trees

Image | 2010-12-21 at 11:40

College students work on assembling trees from 80,000 used disposable chopsticks, part of an exhibit to raise awareness about deforestation and the waste of resources. China produces 57 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks every year, requiring...

24 August 2010

Image | 2010-09-17 at 18:26

24 August 2010. At this construction site on the Shenzhou Peninsula, Wanning, there is hardly any trace of the coastal forest of Australian pines (木麻黄) remaining on the beach.

Protect our Ancient Forests

Video | 2008-06-14 at 10:43

Take a journey with us to the last three remaining rainforests in the world: the Amazon, the Congo and the Paradise Forests.

Greenpeace ranked six big DIY home furnishing

Image | 2008-11-04 at 7:00

Greenpeace ranked six big DIY home furnishing chains in China on how forest-friendly their wood products were (October 2008).

This is Zhangkai Yi

Image | 2010-04-02 at 12:14

This is Zhangkai Yi, 71. He lives in Wayao village in drought-gripped Yunnan province. "If we don't get rain soon, then I'm afraid we will starve," he said.

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