Saving Indonesia's rainforests

Last edited 14 March 2014 at 1:30pm

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

Admiralty Arch update: Government fails to prove claims of illegal timber

Yesterday we occupied Admiralty Arch where the government is using illegally logged plywood from the rainforests of Papua New Guinea as hoardings around the...
Posted by admin - 13 July, 2006 - 08:00

Sharing the blame: China's role in the illegal timber market

Of China, Napoleon once said to let it sleep. When it wakes, he warned, the world will tremble. It will have escaped no one's attention that that time has...
Posted by admin - 29 March, 2006 - 09:00

Partners in crime

Responsibility lies with the major markets, such as the UK. The UK is the largest EU importer of Indonesian plywood. UK companies peddle illegal goods...
Posted by admin - 27 May, 2004 - 08:00

Forest Crime: Korindo and the trade in illegal plywood from the last rainforests of Indonesia

Publication date: March 2004 Summary Illegal logging continues to play a huge part in the destruction of the world's ancient forests. Its impacts are...
Posted by admin - 16 March, 2004 - 09:00

Media Briefing: UK timber traders and illegal logging

Publication date: July 2003 Summary How UK timber traders such as Finnforest, Montague L Meyer continue to fuel the destruction of Indonesia...
Posted by admin - 21 July, 2003 - 08:00

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