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

Giant palm oil trader commits to ending deforestation

This year - 2013 - has been the year of the Arctic, no question. But there's an amazing development elsewhere that everyone who's part of Greenpeace has been...
Posted by Richardg - 27 December, 2013 - 11:00

World's largest palm oil trader turns over a new leaf

If there's ever a time for bad puns, it's when the world's largest palm oil trader promises to protect forests. Wilmar International, responsible for...
Posted by Richardg - 6 December, 2013 - 18:12

14 reasons we need to save Indonesia from deforestation

For most of the last year, our researchers have been investigating and documenting gross acts of environmental destruction in Indonesia’s last remaining...
Posted by Joao Talocchi - 23 October, 2013 - 16:39
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 - 16:26

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 - 16:48

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