Boreal Forests

In pictures: Fascinating forests of the world and what we are doing to them

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 18 March 2016 at 5:19pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Markus Mauthe /Greenpeace
Nordic forest in Romania. Trees in the Retezat National Park in the Carpathian Mountains

It's the International day of Forests today and a quote by Mahatma Gandhi springs to mind: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

Canada's largest forest destroyer gets its knuckles rapped for forest destruction

Posted by Richardg — 14 December 2013 at 11:00am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Markus Mauthe

Resolute Forest Products is the biggest logging company in Canada and the world's largest FSC-certified logger. But on Wednesday, its forest destruction finally caught up with it.

Landmark pact to protect Canada's Boreal forest

Posted by jamie — 19 May 2010 at 2:06pm - Comments

The good news just keeps on coming. Our Canadian colleagues (including several working here in London) are thrilled about a new, far-reaching agreement between campaign groups and logging companies which should see vast areas of the country's Boreal forest protected. As detailed on our international site:

"Today the biggest, most ambitious forest conservation deal ever has been announced: the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. After more than seven years of hard-fought campaigning to end the on-going destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest, Greenpeace and eight other non-governmental organisations have agreed to a truce with the logging industry: we will suspend the battle for the Boreal.

What's inside your box of Kleenex?

Posted by jamie — 27 April 2009 at 4:46pm - Comments

This new video has just been produced by our colleagues on the other side of the pond as a reminder that Kimberly-Clark, the makers of Kleenex, are still ravaging forests in North America to produce their tissues.

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