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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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An excavator creates a canal in Riau Province, Indonesia, despite heavy smoke

It says it's sustainable, but the palm oil industry is still destroying the rainforest

The palm oil industry is desperate to paint itself as sustainable. Yet for the last couple of years, palm oil plantations have been the number one cause of...
Posted by Richardg - 2 September, 2013 - 16:26

Slideshow: devastating fires sweep through Sumatran forests

Sitting in my comfortable office chair and watching these terrible images come through the picture desk, I feel a desperate need to stop this destruction. The...
Posted by Angela Glienicke - 26 July, 2013 - 16:48

Forest destroyer APRIL can't stand the heat

Notorious Indonesian pulp and paper company APRIL has had a chequered history with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). But late last week we heard that the...
Posted by Richardg - 21 June, 2013 - 14:23

When will companies learn that suing campaigners won't silence us?

Resolute Forest Products, one of the most destructive logging companies in Canada, is suing my colleagues for $7 million. It thinks this will make them shut up...
Posted by Richardg - 21 June, 2013 - 11:22

APRIL, you can't spin your deforestation

Here's a tip for anyone looking to do public relations for forest-destroying companies. The correct way to respond to a simple question about how much forest...
Posted by Richardg - 24 May, 2013 - 17:57

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