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Forest Rescue Station set up in Finnish Lapland

Press release | 2 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today announced that it would be stepping up its campaign to protect remaining ancient forests in Finland by establishing a Forest Rescue Station in the last Sámi reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This follows the Finnish...

Styx campaign shifts from tree-sit to ballot box

Press release | 7 April, 2004 at 2:00

Following the success of the first stage of their international campaign, Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today began dismantling the Global Rescue Station in the Styx Valley, Tasmania, shifting the focus from the tree-sit to the ballot...

Prime Opportunity to Protect Life on Earth Today

Press release | 10 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists this morning unfolded banners that read:  "Protect Life on Earth today", while three Ents, the giant living trees that fought against their destruction in Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, welcomed government delegates from...

Finland resumes destruction of its old-growth forests

Press release | 25 August, 2003 at 2:00

 Metsähallitus, the Finnish state-owned enterprise Forest Park Service (FPS) has announced it will call off the moratorium on logging in that last of Finland's old growth forests agreed upon in July this year. The FPS is planning to log at least...

Spanish Government reduces bond for Greenpeace flagship

Press release | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace received word this afternoon, that the Government of Spain through its Ministry of Public Works and Transport has resolved to lower the bond that was placed on the organisation's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, from €300,000 to €6,000.

Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedom

Press release | 26 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for the release of the organisation's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, being detained by authorities in Valencia, Spain since 13 June after a non-violent, peaceful protest against the importation of illegal and destructive...

EU forest bail out falls short

Feature story | 17 October, 2008 at 2:00

Forest destruction is costing the global economy US $2 to $5 trillion per year — more than Wall Street has lost since the start of the current financial crisis. After stalling for years, the European Commission has finally come out with a...

Europe fuelling Canadian forest destruction

Feature story | 9 November, 2006 at 1:00

Italy is a long way from the giant ancient Boreal forest that stretches across Canada. Despite the distance that separates them however, people buying Kimberly-Clark products in Italy and many other European countries are inadvertently helping to...

The best of the blogs from the Paradise Forests

Feature story | 2 June, 2006 at 2:00

The Paradise Forests weblog features contributions from international volunteers at the Global Forest Rescue Station in Lake Murray, a remote area in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.Our campaigners and activists on board our flagship,...

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | 12 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

Remote PNG landowners welcome sawmill

Feature story | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

The people of the remote Lake Murray area in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have celebrated the arrival of their first 'walkabout' or portable sawmill.The sawmill is a significant step forward in their quest to say no to destructive and illegal logging...

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred year old trees logged to make paper? Yes, it happens all the time, but it doesn't have to. Ecologically sound alternatives are there for the choosing. The Forest Guardians paper project is about advocating for these choices - for...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

Illegal export of mahogany continues

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 1:00

One year ago we uncovered a stash of illegal mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon worth over US$7 million. The seizure of these logs and continued investigations by the government led to a ban on the logging, transport and export of mahogany. But...

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

Greenpeace acquitted

Press release | 19 May, 2004 at 2:00

This afternoon the Bush Administration's case against Greenpeace USA was thrown out of court. Judge Adalberto Jordan acquitted the environmental group after accepting Greenpeace's claim that the US government provided insufficient evidence to the...

Russia Makes Historic Step Towards Ancient Forest Preservation

Press release | 22 August, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace urges European and African leaders to act against deforestation and...

Press release | 7 December, 2007 at 1:00

Greenpeace International today urged political leaders from Europe and Africa, attending a joint summit in Lisbon, to play an active role in ending tropical deforestation which accounts for roughly one-fifth of global greenhouse emissions.

Greenpeace stops huge consignment of Amazon soya entering Europe

Press release | 29 April, 2006 at 2:00

Sixty Greenpeace activists (1) today prevented commodities giant Cargill from unloading a shipment of Amazon soya in Amsterdam port, to protest against the destruction of huge tracts of the Amazon rainforest to grow soya to feed farm animals in...

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