Cattle ranch located in Figueirópolis d’Oeste, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Life is about to get a whole lot harder for the slaughterhouses in Brazil who are still tied to a business model based on forest destruction and violation of indigenous and labor rights.
IBAMA, the Ministry of Labor, the Federal Public Ministry in the states of Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rondônia, and the Federal Prosecutor in Amazonas and Rondônia sued 26 slaughterhouses for buying cattle from farms involved in illegalities. The fines for the slaughterhouses total US$ 280 million. Continue reading →
Today I will celebrate. And my friends and colleagues in the Greenpeace Forest campaign will too. But this is nothing different for us. We do this every day. But maybe, just maybe, the focus that a day like today brings may help our work to protect the world’s remaining forests.
Today, 21st March, is the International Day of Forests. This date was agreed by the UN General Assembly in November 2012 so that every year there would be one day set aside to “celebrate and raise awareness” of forests. Continue reading →
This morning, Asia Pulp and Paper – the world’s third largest paper and packaging company – announced that it was turning over a new leaf. It’s promised to stop chopping down Indonesia’s rainforests, home to the last tigers and endangered orangutans.
This breakthrough wouldn’t have happened without your help. Thanks to you, we persuaded over 100 of APP’s biggest customers to take their business elsewhere. Here are some of the highlights from the last two years. Continue reading →
What do a Barbie, Xerox and National Geographic have in common? Well, after years of hard work, this should finally become clear. Much of the Indonesian rainforest has been chopped down by pulp and paper supplier Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to make everything from toy packaging to office supplies to glossy magazines. When you’ve helped us win campaigns against brands like Mattel, it’s sent a signal to their supplier, APP, that we’re not willing to buy rainforest destruction. So today, after pressure from you and the businesses that buy from them, APP has announced a ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed at ending its involvement in deforestation. If APP actually comes good on what it’s promised, this is great news for the Indonesian rainforest. Read below to hear from Greenpeace’s forest campaigner in Indonesia about this remarkable and unprecedented win for the forests.
Today was a day I have at times feared might never come, but I’ve just emerged from a packed press conference in Jakarta for the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s new ‘Forest Conservation Policy’ aimed to end its involvement in deforestation. Continue reading →
Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The “Not for Sale” sign installed on the land wrongfully up for auction reads “Verde para Sempre” or “Forever Green”.
A 7.200 hectare logging farm located inside the reserve is up for auction by a public bank (Caixa Economica Federal) to collect a debt owed from years ago by the logging company, “Medida Certa Madeiras”. The fact that the courts are willing to allow a public auction on an illegal logging farm inside the reserve proves that lack of governance has left the creation of the reserve without implementation.