Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Palm-Oil-action-against-Ship-Gran-Couva-in-Riau-27MZIFL8AOJK.htmlConceptually similarPalm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUMCompleted★★★★Palm Oil Action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUNCompleted★★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2PCompleted★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2QCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2RCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MURCompleted★★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUSCompleted★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUFCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUQCompleted★★★★View AllGP01MULPalm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauA Greenpeace activist is sprayed with power hoses while he climbs the anchor chain of the tanker Gran Couva and hangs a banner reading "No more forests, peatland for palm oil". The crew of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza occupied the tanker for 24 hours and painted on its bow "Forest Crime". The ship, carrying 27,000 metric tonnes of crude palm oil for the Wilmar Company, was held up from departing to its destination Rotterdam, Netherlands. Greenpeace is protesting against the destruction of Kampar Peninsula's peatland forest by pulp and paper and palm oil industries and is calling for the Indonesian Government to implement a moratorium on deforestation. Peatland forest is critical for maintaining biodiversity and its degradation releases vast stores of carbon thereby contributing to global climate change. Locations:Dumai-Indonesia-Riau-SumatraDate:10 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:4992px X 3328pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Banners-Boarding actions-Cargo ships-Climate (campaign title)-Force-Forests (campaign title)-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-One person-Painting actions-Palm oil (product)-Red-Spraying-Water cannons-Water hosesShoot:Forests for Climate Esperanza Tour in IndonesiaThe Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza tours Indonesia to witness the massive conversion of tropical forests for oil palm plantation and to expose the ongoing forest destruction for timber. The rapid conversion of forests and peatlands for oil palm and pulp plantations, and logging, is a major driver of deforestation in Indonesia. The carbon released by these activities make Indonesia the third largest greenhouse gas emitter on the planet. The majority of Indonesia's palm oil exports are destined for China, Europe and India. Greenpeace states that it is crucial that Indonesia's forests are protected from the rampant expansion of the palm oil and pulp industries in order to combat climate change, stop biodiversity loss and protect the livelihoods of forest-dependent peoples. Greenpeace is calling on the Indonesian government to implement an immediate moratorium on all forest conversion, including expansion of oil palm plantations, industrial logging, and other drivers of deforestation.