Forests

Saving the Sumatran tiger

Posted by jamie — 26 May 2017 at 11:20am - Comments
Sumatran tiger
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Sumatran tigers are on the brink of extinction

Endangered tigers are about to get a boost from an unlikely place. Renowned artist and photographer David Bailey has created an installation to draw attention to the plight of Sumatran tigers. 

In Pictures: Celebrating the World's Plant and Animal Life on International Day for Biological Diversity

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 May 2017 at 12:09pm - Comments
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Puffins on the Isle of May

Every year on the 22nd May the diversity of our natural world is celebrated. Whether you pay extra attention to the insects crawling in your garden or join a local group to help with a park or beach clean up, there are lots of ways to mark this special day!

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 28 April 2017 at 9:00am - Comments
Greenpeace activists blockade IOI's palm oil refinery in Rotterdam
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Last year, activists blocked palm oil trader IOI's refinery in Rotterdam. Now the company has made new commitments 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 significant commitment to protect rainforests. If put into practice, this would address the problems on the company's own plantations and set new standards for the whole industry.

In pictures: It's Earth Day, stand up for the planet!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 April 2017 at 8:48am - Comments
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A farmer in Lower Nyando - Kisumu County, EasternAfrica, applying ecological farming

It’s Earth Day today! This global, annual event has been celebrated since the 70’s and is a chance to show your appreciation for environmental protection. Whether it’s campaigning for clean air, protecting forests and oceans or fighting against climate change, the planet needs our help. These pictures illustrate biodiversity and positive solutions and actions for protecting the environment.

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

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 21 March 2017 at 11:17am - Comments
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Old-growth spruce-dominated forest in Russia

This year's global celebration's theme is "Forests and Climate Change". The International Day of Forests raises awareness about the alarming rate of deforestation, which not only accounts for 12 to 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions through forest fires, but also threatens the livelihood of Indigenous Peoples.

Who still banks on destroying Indonesia's forests?

Posted by jamie — 15 March 2017 at 1:07am - Comments
Forest clearance in land owned by a subsidiary of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro, West K
All rights reserved. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
Many major banks need to act and refuse funding to palm oil companies that destroy 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 oil companies. But HSBC is not the only bank lending money to palm oil companies pushing further and further into the forest, and the others now have a lot of catching up to do.

In Pictures: It's World Wildlife Day today!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 3 March 2017 at 3:50pm - Comments

It’s World Wildlife Day today, a chance to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. Our image collection shows some of the stunning creatures around us that deserve our protection.

<--break->Whether it's flying fish, penguins, elephants or foxes, their habitats need to be protected from threats like climate change, overfishing or deforestation. 

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

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 21 February 2017 at 6:09pm - Comments
A Greenpeace volunteer campaigns outside a branch of HSBC
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Greenpeace volunteers campaigned outside HSBC branches in the UK and other countries

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 peatlands. This is a fantastic result for everyone who has been campaigning over the last few weeks, although the hard work doesn’t stop there. The real test now is how those words will be put into practice.

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

Posted by jamie — 8 February 2017 at 3:59pm - Comments
Bulldozers clearing peatland forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
All rights reserved. Credit: Kemal Jufri / Greenpeace
Bumitama, the company behind these bulldozers, received loans from HSBC despite breaching the bank's policies

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 to the CEO. Now HSBC is responding to those emails, but what it's saying is at times misguided, and other times just plain wrong.

HSBC boss grilled on Greenpeace campaign at Davos

Posted by Joe Sutherland — 25 January 2017 at 4:27pm - Comments

Last week we revealed that HSBC - the biggest bank in the UK - is funding palm oil companies who are destroying rainforests in Indonesia. People across the world have since demanded that HSBC stop its profit-hungry palm oil investments.

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