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.

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Sumatran tiger

Saving the Sumatran tiger

Endangered tigers are about to get a boost from an unlikely place. Renowned artist and photographer David Bailey has created an installation to draw...
Posted by jamie - 26 May, 2017 - 11:20
Greenpeace activists blockade IOI's palm oil refinery in Rotterdam

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 28 April, 2017 - 09:00
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 - 01:07
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 - 18:09
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 - 15:59

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