Blog: Forests

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 1:39pm - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 1:39pm - Comments

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world..

Double forests victory!

Posted by Richardg — 3 October 2014 at 4:07pm - Comments
double of image of women protesters in Mahan and mechanical forest destruction
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Double forest celebration

In the fight for a greener and more peaceful planet, moments of overwhelming celebration are rare. This is one of them! (actually, two of them...)

Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

Posted by Akshey Kalra — 25 September 2014 at 1:59pm - Comments
Women peacefully protesting in Mahan
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Peaceful Forest Protest in India

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.

The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Posted by Richardg — 24 September 2014 at 7:08pm - Comments
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The Soya Moratorium has helped reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 19 September 2014 at 4:25pm - Comments
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Are palm oil companies serious about ending deforestation like this?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?

The Mahan Story — It Takes a Village

Posted by Anonymous — 26 August 2014 at 5:07pm - Comments
Local people from Mahan, India, protest against a proposed coal mine.
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Local people in Mahan, central India, come together to oppose mining in their forests.

In the village it is pitch dark by 7.30 pm. At the designated spot for the meeting, there are about 15 or 20 villagers holding solar lanterns. The meeting lasts over two hours and throughout that time, people keep coming and joining the conversation. Halfway into the meeting, I turn around to steal a quick look at the crowd and I am surprised at how large the group has become! It’s about a 100 people sitting, standing, leaning against their houses and trees, listening intently and waiting for their turn to speak.

Crackdown and arrests of activists: a first-hand account

Posted by Vivek Goyal — 30 July 2014 at 3:59pm - Comments
Peaceful protest in India
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Peaceful protest in India

Last month, Emma Gibson wrote about her visit to the forest in Mahan, India. Villagers and Greenpeace staff have been facing threats and intimidation there because of their attempts to stop the forest being cut down in pursuit of the coal that lies underneath.

Things are really hotting up now, with fresh arrests and intimidation occurring in the lead up to a village meeting and vote called the Gram Sabha. At the Gram Sabha villagers will be asked to vote to on giving up their historic rights to live and work in the forest in order to make way for a coal mine.

There's nothing sustainable about destroying forests for palm oil

Posted by Richardg — 16 July 2014 at 11:52am - Comments
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Deforestation for palm oil

Some of the biggest companies in the palm oil industry just launched the Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto. They say its a step forward - but we say it's greenwash that won't stop them trashing Indonesia's rainforests.

APRIL is pulping the rainforest - but its customers are walking away

Posted by Richardg — 10 July 2014 at 12:05pm - Comments
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Customers are suspending contracts with Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company APRIL after we exposed its destruction of rainforests and fire-prone peatland.

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