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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Giant palm oil trader commits to ending deforestation

This year - 2013 - has been the year of the Arctic, no question. But there's an amazing development elsewhere that everyone who's part of Greenpeace has been...
Posted by Richardg - 27 December, 2013 - 10:00

11 photos that sum up 2013

When six women climbed the Shard everyone knew it was a landmark moment. Two months later 3000 people walked with the world's largest polar bear to Shell's...
Posted by Esther Freeman - 19 December, 2013 - 12:38

Brazilian slaughterhouses take one more step in the right direction

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector's involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with...
Posted by Richardg - 18 December, 2013 - 11:07
Burning pasture in the Amazon

Brazilian agribusiness wants to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar

With deforestation rising after years of decline, why are Brazilian senators trying to make it easier to destroy the Amazon to grow sugar cane?Since 2009, the...
Posted by Richardg - 10 December, 2013 - 17:20

World's largest palm oil trader turns over a new leaf

If there's ever a time for bad puns, it's when the world's largest palm oil trader promises to protect forests. Wilmar International, responsible for...
Posted by Richardg - 6 December, 2013 - 17:12

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