Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

Forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth. The air we breathe, the stability of our climate and the rich variety of life depends on forests. They’re home to around two-thirds of all plant and animal species found on land and millions of people depend on them for survival. Without healthy, thriving forests, planet Earth cannot sustain life. Yet our forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate.

Protecting forests

Forest destruction

As much as 80% of the world's forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded. Our ancient forests are looted every day to supply cheap timber and wood products to the world. The price for this destruction is escalating climate change, biodiversity loss and community displacement. And it’s happening in our region. Indonesia has lost 72% of its ancient forest, Papua New Guinea 60% and the Solomon Islands is predicted to lose all of them by 2014. Back in Australia, we are part of the problem. Find out more

Protect ancient forests

Protecting our forests

Greenpeace is campaigning to save the last remaining ancient forests and end illegal and destructive logging in our region. We’re exposing the corporations responsible for destruction, lobbying for an international funding agreement, showcasing sustainable forestry practices and empowering consumers to buy good wood. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Take action

In the minute it has taken you to read this page, a forest area the size of 35 football pitches has been destroyed. Our Earth's extraordinary and irreplaceable forests need to be protected – urgently. You have the power to end the destruction of our forests. Sign the Tiger Manifesto and join thousands of people calling for an end to forest destruction.

Campaign news and resources

The latest updates

 

Historic legislation to ban illegal timber welcomed by industry, social justice and...

Press release | 19 November, 2012 at 7:59

19 November, 2012, Canberra: A broad coalition including major timber importers, retailers, environment groups and churches have welcomed the passing of the government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill in the Australian Senate.

Up for Grabs - Greatest land grab in PNG history exposedUp for Grabs - Greatest land...

Press release | 29 July, 2012 at 19:11

Sydney/PNG, Monday 30 July, 2012: A new report, released today by Greenpeace, details the failings of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government and the conflicts of interest that have allowed 5.1 million hectares of customary land in PNG to be given...

Exposed: KFC’s secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 10:47

Sydney, May 24th 2012 – Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets – UK, China and Indonesia -...

Greenpeace stops loading of PNG’s stolen forests

Press release | 23 October, 2011 at 16:30

Paints ‘stop the land grab’ on logging ship bound for China

Greenpeace ship joins remote protest against largest land grab in PNG history

Press release | 22 October, 2011 at 16:30

Hundreds of landowners converge to save their stolen forests

Barbie drops rainforest packaging from Asia Pulp and Paper

Press release | 5 October, 2011 at 10:57

Australian companies urged to do the same

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