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Last edited 4 February 2014 at 2:24pm

The Earth's ancient forests form some of the most diverse ecosystems known to science and are vital in regulating the world's climate. But eighty per cent of them have already been destroyed or degraded, and the remaining forests are under threat. Greenpeace is working to end illegal and destructive logging of the world's ancient forests, and to protect the rights of the indigenous peoples and species that depend on them.

Campaign updates

Brazil's Federal Prosecutor takes action against criminal loggers

Last month we exposed the scams that loggers in the Brazilian Amazon are using to launder illegal timber. Now the Federal Prosecutor has taken action to stamp...
Posted by Richardg - 9 June, 2014 - 10:45

Jewson says it trusts its Amazon timber suppliers - but it won't once it reads this

Jewson is selling timber from the Amazon - where more than half the logging is illegal. Jewson says it trusts its suppliers, but we thought we'd investigate...
Posted by Richardg - 24 May, 2014 - 08:58

We're taking action to stop loggers plundering the Amazon

After two years investigating illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon, we're taking action to stop it. Here's the story so far.
Posted by Richardg - 15 May, 2014 - 18:07

The Amazon's Silent Crisis

The timber industry in the Brazilian Amazon is currently a key driver of forest degradation and a catalyst for deforestation. Logging, particularly for...
Posted by jamie - 15 May, 2014 - 16:04

In pictures: the silent crisis in the Amazon

Today Greenpeace published a 2-year investigation that shows how the logging industry threatens the Amazon rainforest. These photos show the illegal logging...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 15 May, 2014 - 15:31

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