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Calls from the Forest to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 29 March, 2012 5 comments

After two days of travel through the Amazon, the Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Santarem. Just a few days ago, we called on you to join Brazilians, as they demand a Zero Deforestation law to Save the Amazon. Today, we are in...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 7 December, 2011 14 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection...

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | 10 October, 2012 2 comments

The rainbow usually seen floating above the Amazon is shining less brightly than usual. Some might even say it is a little dull. And it's because of sad news: we lost one of our own this week. Tatiana de...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 10 April, 2012 4 comments

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior served as center stage on wednesday for a flotilla assembly deep in the Amazon. Boats travelled, some for more than a day, to join the assembly and give testimonials of the destruction threatening...

Illegal Farm in the Amazon: Not For Sale

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The "Not for Sale" sign...

Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened by the great chainsaw massacre

Blog entry by Annette Cotter | 25 May, 2011 8 comments

Yesterday, Brazilian politicians took a decisive step towards opening the door to massive new Amazon deforestation, by voting in favor of radical changes to the Brazilian Forest Code - the primary legal instrument for protecting the...

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | 2 September, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

Amazon pig iron industry called to account for environmental and human rights abuses

Blog entry by James Turner | 27 May, 2012 7 comments

We have stood down our blockade of the pig iron cargo ship Clipper Hope in the Amazon. And have an assurance from the Vice-Governor that the pig iron industry, senior police and legal reps will meet with us to address our evidence that...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | 26 May, 2012 3 comments

The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see and feel events...

Video: The Amazon approaches its moment of truth

Blog entry by James Turner | 24 May, 2012 4 comments

I’ve written a few blogs since I’ve been on the Rainbow Warrior, but my time in Brazil has given me enough material for thousands more. I worked as a journalist before Greenpeace and that is how I have approached this trip, trying to...

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