Biodiversity breakdown

The destruction of forests is driving a worldwide biodiversity and climate breakdown.

Commodity-driven deforestation from raising cattle or planting soy and palm oil is a primary culprit. Mining, logging, forest fires and even climate change itself are also major culprits.

Forests are home to hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples who have been fighting to protect them for generations.

Also, about 30% of the earth’s land is covered with forests, which are home to more than two-thirds of the world’s land-based species.

Become a forest guardian

It’s time we all fight for forests. Today, more than ever, intact ecosystems are essential for our planet’s health and our own survival.

We must stop deforestation now and restore the health of the world’s forests. Defending and rehabilitating our forests is the most economical and fastest way to reduce GHG emissions.

Together and in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and allies, you can help stop deforestation, forest degradation and restore forests to protect life on earth.

Things you can do

We want you to take action because together we’re strong.

#Fires #Forests Act for the Amazon

We must protect the Amazon and the Indigenous Peoples fighting for it. Join the movement!

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#Fires #Forests Stand for Forests

Demand governments to address the broken food system and protect people and nature – not corporations.

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Publications

How JBS is still slaughtering the Amazon

August 2020

Industrial meat is taking us to the tipping point.

Under Fire

December 2019

Brazil’s forests and savannahs remain at the frontline of industrial agriculture’s war on the world’s climate, the environment and traditional communities.

Countdown to Extinction

June 2019

What will it take to get companies to act?

Dying for a Cookie: How Mondelēz is feeding the climate and extinction crisis

November 2018

Perhaps one of the most flagrant examples of the RSPO’s failure to police its membership, and of companies like Mondelēz and Wilmar to enforce their policies, involves the Bumitama group.

The Final Countdown: Now or never to reform the palm oil industry

September 2018

A Greenpeace investigation has exposed how the world’s biggest brands are still linked to rainforest destruction in Indonesia.

Rogue Trader: Keeping deforestation in the family

June 2018

A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction.

Imaginary Trees, Real Destruction

March 2018

A weak licensing regime and indiscriminate and illegal logging of Ipe are causing damage to the forest and its inhabitants. Some of the effects of this environmental crime are already…

Moment of Truth

March 2018

Halting and beginning to reverse the destruction of the world’s forests for agriculture is the cheapest, quickest and most equitable option to stabilise the climate and buy time for a…

Wiping Away the Boreal

September 2017

Human activities are currently driving the world’s species to extinction at up to 1,000 times the natural rate. To protect biodiversity and the functioning ecosystems that are vital to our…

Clearcutting Free Speech

May 2017

Canada’s Great Northern Forest is an ancient forest, shaped by forces of nature and stewarded by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Also known as Canada’s boreal forest, it has some…

Eye on the Taiga

March 2017

Human activities are currently driving species to extinction at a rate 1,000 times the average natural rate over the past 65 million years. Habitat loss, including degradation and fragmentation, is…

FSC Case Studies

August 2014

To keep FSC certification as a credible tool to help protect forests, Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk…