Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 12:30pm

Indonesia's rainforests are a biodiversity hotspot, rich in endemic species, and vital in regulating the Earth's climate. But these forests are being torn down for palm oil, pulp and paper plantations - making Indonesia the world's third largest greenhouse gas emitter and threatening endangered species such as orang-utans with extinction. Greenpeace is campaigning globally to protect Indonesia's rainforests.

Campaign updates

A crime scene: burned peatland and forest remains, planted with oil palm

Palm oil: who's still trashing forests?

How 'clean' is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we're releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 3 March, 2016 - 10:39

Cutting Deforestation out of the Palm Oil Supply Chain - Company Scorecard

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere...
Posted by jamie - 3 March, 2016 - 10:11

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland coast in...
Posted by Rahmi Carolina - 29 October, 2015 - 12:44
A Greenpeace investigator documents fire on recently cleared peatland

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped...
Posted by ZamZami - 25 September, 2015 - 15:31

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and...
Posted by Richardg - 12 February, 2015 - 15:04

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