All of these pressures have resulted in the disappearance of half of the world’s forests. We need to protect the forests as they provide the livelihoods of many local communities and indigenous peoples. Forests store carbon and regulate our climate and thus are crucial in our fight against climate change. They are also home to some of the most species diverse habitats on earth. Friends of the Earth International member groups work with local communities to preserve forests and uphold their rights to manage forest resources and secure sustainable livelihoods. We campaign against industrial large scale plantations, monoculture production and the commercialisation of forests and biodiversity.
- Experts warn Tripa orangutan extinction imminent
- Friends of the Earth Indonesia (Walhi) and other civil society groups have called on the Indonesian courts urgently address the spate of recent fire burning throughout the protected Tripa peat swamps, an area hosting one of the highest densities of orangutans anywhere in the world.
- briefings: exposing the corporate capture of UN institutions
- As part of our corporate capture campaign we're producing a series of case studies which aim to help open a window into the complex and largely hidden world of corporate pressure exerted over national and international climate and environmental policy including carbon trading.
- In the REDD: Australia's carbon offset project in central Kalimantan
- This report was researched by campaigners in Friends of the Earth Australia who visited Indonesia to examine the Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership, the world's first large scale REDD pilot project that was set up between Australia and Indonesia.