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The rainforests of Indonesia are being bulldozed, burned and replaced by palm oil plantations

The rainforests of Indonesia are being bulldozed, burned and replaced by palm oil plantations.
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greenpeace“Holy….!” That was the first thought that went through my head while looking out the window during a recent flight over Indonesia. Where there was supposed to be rainforest, rows of palm trees stretched to the horizon.
The forest was gone — bulldozed, burned and replaced with palm oil plantations. The destruction was unimaginable.
It was that moment I realized it was going to take a global effort on a massive scale to transform the palm oil industry from the rainforest’s biggest threat to a partner in its protection. I work for Greenpeace because I know it’s possible. But not without your support.
Help stop rainforest destruction for dirty palm oil. Please give what you can to support Greenpeace’s work to save the Indonesian  rainforest and fight on the frontlines of environmental destruction  everywhere.

We are almost to our goal of raising $150,000 by Dec. 31. Joao Talocchi Greenpeace Palm Oil Campaigner
My flight above the palm oil plantations had been a shock, but nothing prepared me for the forest destruction on the ground. I arrived in one of the most crucial regions of Indonesian rainforest to find miles of forest burned or cleared. Not even in use just destroyed and empty.
What had been habitat for endangered orangutans, tigers and even elephants just months before was now burnt stumps and fallen logs. Every step I took raised a small cloud of ash.
Even though many patches of rainforest like the one I visited are cleared illegally, the Indonesian government often doesn’t have the power or resources to investigate.
Greenpeace does, though only through the support of people like you. Make a gift now and add the power that makes our campaign to stop rainforest destruction, and all of our work, possible.
We are on the ground finding answers, monitoring for new areas of forest destruction from satellite, and holding palm oil companies and their customers accountable even when authorities fail to do so.
And the progress we’ve made since my first visit has blown me away. The largest trader of palm oil in the world committed to only buy traceable zero-deforestation palm oil after Greenpeace exposed their connection to forest destruction this year. Big companies like Unilever and Nestle have made policies to only buy no deforestation palm oil.
We haven’t won yet. But we’re making progress. Now is an absolutely critical time.
2014 could be a turning point for the rainforests of Indonesia. Make a donation today to our efforts to save the rainforest and protect the environment worldwide. We have almost reached our goal of $150,000 by Dec. 31, and every gift makes a difference.
Greenpeace is completely independent. We don’t take a dime for corporations or governments. It’s what allows us to hold those responsible for rainforest destruction accountable and to do what’s right for the environment. It also means that without the support of people like you, none of it is possible.
Let’s make 2014 an even better year than this year for rainforests in Indonesia. For the endangered animals that live there. For the climate. And for our future.
Thank you,
Joao Talocchi Greenpeace Palm Oil Campaigner
P.S. Please make a donation today to our work on environmental frontlines around the world. We have almost reached our goal of $150,000 by Dec. 31st, and every gift counts.

Near Extinction​: Only 400 Sumatran Tigers Left

Only 400 Sumatran tigers are left in the world.

Javan Tiger (~1930’s)
Bali Tiger (~1970’s)
Sumatran Tiger (?)

In Indonesia, only the Sumatran tiger remains – and there are just 400 parents and cubs left.

Fewer tigers than sheets in a ream of paper. There are no tigers to spare Carmen. And there’s no time to spare if we want to save them.

In 1930, there were three subspecies of unique, majestic tigers found in Indonesia. Today, two of them are extinct – and the last one is in real trouble.

They need our help now. Please make an urgent donation to help save them.


The Sumatran tiger is classified as “critically endangered” – on the brink of extinction and barely hanging on.

They’ve lost 93% of their habitat because companies like Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) are destroying their forest homes. Tigers are left to roam barren tracks where they are easily slaughtered by poachers for their body parts or shot by the people moving in.

To fight back, we need your help to expose the massacre, pressure corporations to cut ties with APP and fight on the ground to save these last remaining Sumatran tigers.

We can’t wait another day – not when we’re dealing with a population of only 400 tigers. If we don’t act now, every one of these beautiful animals will soon be dead.

Since Greenpeace takes absolutely no money from corporations or governments, we depend entirely on you to power our independent and hard-hitting campaigns. Will you help save these 400 Sumatran tigers?

Please help us raise $50,000 in the next 9 days to make it possible. We need just 100 gifts from supporters in WA to reach our goal.


Without you, the tigers don’t stand a chance. Without your action, APP will continue lining its pockets with profits, poachers will continue shooting these tigers and reselling their body parts in places like China, and these last Sumatran tigers will just be collateral damage.

But together, we can stop them.

With the financial help of supporters like you, we’ve already put the squeeze on APP, convincing major companies like Nestle, Kraft and Unilever to stop buying products linked to rainforest destruction. Now APP is running for cover, claiming that they’re actually conservationists in a series of new, bogus ads.

We’re ready to put the nail in APP’s profit coffin by running ads across the country to expose the companies that do business with them, flooding them with calls and letters, and continuing to fight on the ground to protect Sumatran tiger families – but we need your support to make all of this happen.

Please give these last Sumatran tiger families a future – before it’s too late.

Together we’ve rallied to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and won victories to protect the planet – and I know we can do it again to save the Sumatran tiger.

Together we are powerful, together we make a difference.

 Rolf Skar
Greenpeace Senior Forest Campaigner

P.S. We need just 100 supporters like you to donate from WA to meet our goal.  Please donate right now via our secure website or by calling 1-800-722-6995.