Protect forests

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.

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In pictures: Fantastic Forests, celebrate Terrific Trees on International Day of Forests

This year's global celebration's theme is "Forests and Climate Change". The International Day of Forests raises awareness about the alarming rate of...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 21 March, 2017 - 10:17
Forest clearance in land owned by a subsidiary of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, West K

Who still banks on destroying Indonesia's forests?

A few weeks ago, HSBC took a big step forward in cutting its links with the destruction of Indonesia's forests by pledging to end funding for destructive palm...
Posted by jamie - 15 March, 2017 - 00:07
A Greenpeace volunteer campaigns outside a branch of HSBC

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 21 February, 2017 - 17:09
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

HSBC: what they've said about funding deforestation, and why it's wrong

Over three weeks ago, we exposed how HSBC is funding palm oil companies that are tearing up Indonesia's forests. Since then, thousands of emails have been sent...
Posted by jamie - 8 February, 2017 - 14:59

In pictures: Love the Amazon on Amazon Day!

5th September is the day the largest rainforest in the world is celebrated in Brazil. It’s Amazon Day! With an estimated 16,000 tree species the Amazon is...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 2 September, 2016 - 13:49

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