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

 

Activists face court over action to save world’s last rainforests

Press release | 1 September, 2011 at 14:28

Sydney, Friday 2 September, 2011: Seven Greenpeace activists face court this morning for ‘entering on enclosed lands’ during their action to expose illegal timber use in the construction of the high-profile ‘Central Park’ development at the old...

IGA supermarkets drop toilet paper made from destroyed tiger habitats

Press release | 24 August, 2011 at 12:21

Greenpeace urges other APP customers to do the same

Greenpeace calls on Solaris Paper to investigate online abuse

Press release | 16 August, 2011 at 15:54

Greenpeace is calling on Solaris Paper to come clean on whether senior staff have resorted to astro-turfing and personal abuse against Greenpeace and staff members at IGA supermarkets.

Greenpeace welcomes Fuji Xerox Australia’s decision to blacklist paper from...

Press release | 14 August, 2011 at 14:17

Calls on Officeworks and other retailers to follow

IGA supermarkets wiping out last remaining Sumatran tigers

Press release | 25 July, 2011 at 11:29

New footage of dying tiger linked to toilet paper brands in Australia

Endangered tigers at risk as Barbie goes on rainforest spree

Press release | 8 June, 2011 at 16:12

June 9: Ken has dumped Barbie, the world's most famous toy, after shock revelations she is involved in Indonesian rainforest destruction.

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