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

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

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
Clearance of forested tiger habitat in Sumatra, Indonesia

Why Indonesia's deforestation ban isn't enough to protect its forests

The president of Indonesia has banned deforestation for another couple of years. This is great news - but we aren't celebrating just yet, because most of its...
Posted by Richardg - 21 May, 2013 - 10:32

Result: forest destroyer Duta Palma kicked out of sustainable palm oil group

Duta Palma is a notorious palm oil company with an inglorious history of trashing the rainforest. This morning, it became the first company to be kicked out of...
Posted by Richardg - 13 May, 2013 - 12:24

Is RSPO member Duta Palma breaking Indonesia's deforestation ban?

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil was set up so you could buy palm oil without fueling deforestation. So why does it look like Duta Palma, an RSPO member...
Posted by Richardg - 24 April, 2013 - 17:52 -

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