Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Palm-Oil-action-against-Ship-Gran-Couva-in-Riau-27MZIFL8AXN8.htmlConceptually similarPalm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MV1Completed★★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MUZCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MV2Completed★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MV3Completed★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MV4Completed★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01MV5Completed★★★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2JCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2SCompleted★★★★Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauGP01R2TCompleted★★★★View AllGP01MV0Palm Oil action against Ship Gran Couva in RiauA Dumai Harbor security officer forces down a Greenpeace activist who climbed on the anchor chain of the tanker Gran Couva after crew from the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza painted "Forest Crime" on the bow and occupied the tanker for 24 hours. 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:11 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:4992px X 3328pxKeywords:Actions and protests-Aggression-Arrests-Boarding actions-Cargo ships-Climate (campaign title)-Coast guards-Confrontation-Day-Force-Forests (campaign title)-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Oceans (campaign title)-Outdoors-Palm oil (product)-Police-Two peopleShoot: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.