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Amazon

Topic | 4 September, 2008 at 18:53

The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical forest in the world, as big as Western Europe or the whole of the US, and plays a vital role keeping the world's climate stable.

Greenpeace welcomes protected areas in south Amazonas and calls on other states to follow

Press release | 17 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement of the creation of a "mosaic" of protected areas covering more than three million hectares of forest, an area the size of Belgium, in the Brazilian Amazon.

"Bandit" loggers ordered to "hi-jack" Greenpeace in the Amazon

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred Brazilian loggers, bribed by local officials with promises of free alcohol, fuel and T-shirts, converged on the Greenpeace ship the MV Arctic Sunrise in a mid-river stand off in the Amazon. The loggers are angered by the...

Brazilian authorities seize illegally logged Amazonian timber

Feature story | 11 April, 2008 at 2:00

The Brazilian environmental agency seems to have finally woken up to the problem of illegally logged Amazonian timber leaving their shores.

'Soya King' wins Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 19 June, 2005 at 2:00

Blairo Maggi has won the Golden Chainsaw award for the Brazilian person who most contributed to Amazon destruction. Sadly, rather than accept the award from his celebrity presenters, the 'Soya King' slunk out through the back door of the school...

Brazilian police bust Amazon logging gang

Feature story | 6 June, 2005 at 13:28

The Brazilian Federal Police have dismantled a gang responsible for illegal logging in the State of Mato Grosso for 14 years. 89 arrest warrants were issued - including for corrupt Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA) agents and loggers, who...

Who will win the Golden Chainsaw?

Feature story | 25 May, 2005 at 2:00

The vote is on - who is responsible for the most Amazon destruction? Last week the Brazilian government showed that deforestation was at record levels, so we have nominated Brazilian President Lula and 5 others for the notorious Golden Chainsaw...

Amazon destruction: six football fields a minute

Feature story | 24 May, 2005 at 13:29

Amazon destruction has accelerated to record levels, according to figures released by the Brazilian government. The annual rate has reached 26,130 square km, the second highest ever - an area equivalent to about six football fields a minute are...

Bush takes Greenpeace to court

Feature story | 12 May, 2004 at 2:00

Question: What do the following have in common?A tall blondeA 55 year old teenage runawayA top Miami lawyerA Brazilian legislatorThe US Attorney general, John AshcroftA former Clinton aideA death threat19th century brothelsOh... and a lot of trees

Greenpeace activists block timber shipment from Amazonian illegal loggers

Press release | 17 March, 2008 at 1:00

A cargo ship loaded with timber sourced from companies with links to illegal logging operations in the Amazon was blocked in France today by Greenpeace activists.

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