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Threats

Background | 5 September, 2012 at 18:30

In the DRC, rainforest covers 86 million hectares (about 40 percent of the country). Around 70 percent, or 60 million hectares, of the rainforest is threatened by logging.

Greenpeace welcomes conviction of notorious 'conflict timber' trader

Press release | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the conviction of the notorious Dutch timber baron Guus van Kouwenhoven, who was found guilty of being in breach of a United Nations arms embargo on Liberia and sentenced to eight years in prison.

Industrial logging threat looms large over rainforest Eden

Press release | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

A new detailed map (1) - released by Greenpeace and Forest Watch Indonesia today - reveals plans to cut down as much as 35% (29 million hectares) of New Guinea Island's rainforest, the 'Eden' where scientists recently discovered a host of new...

Action on illegal logging Italy

Press release | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Today 30 Greenpeace activists boarded a ship carrying rainforest timber at the Italian port of Livorno. Eight activists, dressed as gorillas, climbed two of the ship’s cranes to prevent its cargo from being unloaded.

European writers against forests destruction

Press release | 12 April, 2005 at 2:00

A group of acclaimed European writers will today join Greenpeace on a tour of northern Finland to witness first hand the destruction of ancient forests. The forests are being decimated to make pulp and paper for the international market.

Governments fail to stop destruction of ancient forests from illegal logging;...

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today announced the discovery of several barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park and are...

Greenpeace investigates DLH's Dutch timber operations

Press release | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace carried out an onsite investigation today into illegal loggers trading with the Danish timber trader DLH (Dalhoff, Larsen en Horneman), the largest trader in tropical hardwood in the world. The activists blocked the entrance of the...

Greenpeace blocks Barcelona City Council

Press release | 30 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a gorilla puppet and a banner that read, "No more illegal logging." The coffin is made of timber from well-managed forests certified by the...

Greenpeace exposes Greek link to ancient forest destruction in Liberia

Press release | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Greece, Germany and Switzerland exposed yet another example of ancient forest crime by boarding the vessel "MV Zini" in the port of Kalamaki, Corinth and protesting against the unloading of logs from Liberia's last...

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