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

An excavator creates a canal in Riau Province, Indonesia, despite heavy smoke

It says it's sustainable, but the palm oil industry is still destroying the rainforest

The palm oil industry is desperate to paint itself as sustainable. Yet for the last couple of years, palm oil plantations have been the number one cause of...
Posted by Richardg - 2 September, 2013 - 15:26

Slideshow: devastating fires sweep through Sumatran forests

Sitting in my comfortable office chair and watching these terrible images come through the picture desk, I feel a desperate need to stop this destruction. The...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 26 July, 2013 - 15:48

Forest destroyer APRIL can't stand the heat

Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper company APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the...
Posted by Richardg - 21 June, 2013 - 13:23

APRIL, you can't spin your deforestation

Here's a tip for anyone looking to do public relations for forest-destroying companies. The correct way to respond to a simple question about how much forest...
Posted by Richardg - 24 May, 2013 - 16:57
Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia

Why Indonesia's deforestation ban isn't enough to protect its forests

The president of Indonesia has banned deforestation for another couple of years. This is great news - but we aren't celebrating just yet, because most of its...
Posted by Richardg - 21 May, 2013 - 09:32

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