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.

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Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

Feature Story | 29 July, 2013 at 17:00

The islands of Papua New Guinea are home to some of the most important – and most beautiful – tropical rainforests in the world. Does ecoforestry represent a viable option for the region’s forest communities and ecosystems?

Historic illegal timber legislation passes

Feature Story | 19 November, 2012 at 9:42

For over ten years Greenpeace has been campaigning to end devastating illegal logging practices. This week, the Australian Government passed legislation which will finally make illegal timber… illegal. Doing so is a vital step towards global...

Up for grabs

Feature Story | 26 July, 2012 at 18:10

New findings: Millions of hectares of customary land stolen for logging

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Feature Story | 22 May, 2012 at 13:47

Rainforests shouldn’t be destroyed to make packaging destined for the trash.

Asia Pulp and Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Feature Story | 28 February, 2012 at 14:00

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood”. These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true. And today, we’ve released proof that what APP...

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN Climate Talks

Feature Story | 11 December, 2011 at 16:31

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

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