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An Open Letter to the Congolese Government: Stop Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park

Feature story | May 8, 2012 at 11:41

A British oil company, SOCO, and others including Total, are looking to explore for oil reserves in the Virunga National Park.

FREE OUR ACTIVISTS

Action | September 19, 2013 at 20:00

Bring the Arctic 30 home and end Arctic oil drilling

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Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | November 8, 2013

We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point. Email the Russian Embassy to demand the release of the...

Together we can save the Arctic

Blog entry by Richard George, Greenpeace International | June 21, 2012

The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the...

Frozen in Time: Coal Mining at the Heart of Climate Change

Blog entry by Frida Bengtsson and Monica Davies | September 23, 2011

It’s almost impossible to sit in sunny Africa and imagine what’s going on up in the Arctic. And yet, in that fragile, icy environment, one might find the heart of climate change - it is there that we see the greatest effects of the...

Arctic Drama as Greenpeace halts dangerous oil drill operation

Press release | August 31, 2010 at 9:48

Baffin Bay, Greenland - Campaigners have evaded a huge military security operation to scale a controversial oil rig in the freezing seas off Greenland. At dawn this morning four expert climbers in inflatable speedboats dodged Danish Navy...

The oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site in Africa, the Virunga National Park is under...

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | March 20, 2012

The Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest UNESCO World Heritage Site, is situated along the border of DRC and Uganda. The Park is a haven for over 218 mammal and 706 bird species, a beautifully lush environment where biodiversity...

Save the Virunga National Park from oil exploration

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | April 13, 2012

Greenpeace adds its voice to that of Congolese civil society and the local communities of Lubero and Rutshuru and calls on the Congolese Government and oil companies to respect the law and international conventions in force in the...

Scrap Proposed Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park -- World Heritage Committee

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa, Forests Campaigner, Greenpeace Afric | July 5, 2012

Last week the World Heritage Committee (WHC) called upon governments and oil companies to stop the proposed oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the DRC , during its annual meeting in St. Petersburg. But given the...

Cairn Calls in the Navy then Wields a Legal Hammer to Stop us Protecting the Arctic

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | June 3, 2011

On Wednesday night, Hannah and Luke, our two brave climbers, were removed from the Arctic survival pod that had been suspended from the underside of the 53,000 tonne Leiv Eiriksson oil rig, here off the coast of Greenland, for the ...

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