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.

Campaign updates

Cutting Deforestation out of the Palm Oil Supply Chain - Company Scorecard

In recent years, the world’s biggest companies have woken up to the environmental costs associated with palm oil and the other commodities they buy. Nowhere...
Posted by jamie - 3 March, 2016 - 11:11

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland coast in...
Posted by Rahmi Carolina - 29 October, 2015 - 13:44
A Greenpeace investigator documents fire on recently cleared peatland

Choked in smoke - living in the thick of Indonesia’s haze

My wife and daughter should be at our home in Pekanbaru, Riau on the east of Sumatra right now. It’s been more than a month since we moved, or rather escaped...
Posted by ZamZami - 25 September, 2015 - 16:31

UPDATE: Santander admits it's funding forest destruction

We've forced Santander to admit that it's bankrolling the destructive paper company APRIL. But the high street bank says it's 'monitoring the situation' and...
Posted by Richardg - 12 February, 2015 - 16:04

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests? We refuse to...
Posted by Annisa Rahmawati - 19 September, 2014 - 16:25

Make a donation

Greenpeace relies on donations from generous individuals to carry out our work. Please support us today.

Make a donation

Join our movement

Greenpeace is people like you.
People who are passionate about protecting the Earth through positive action. Together, we are unstoppable.
Join us.

I want to join

Get forests updates

Subscribe to news about our forests campaign by  RSS or email

Follow Greenpeace UK