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Chains Of Destruction: The global trade in illegal timber and why Asia-Pacific...

Publication | 6 March, 2006 at 15:00

The governments who are party to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) process have not implemented ANY rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region, despite the fact that they committed to do so in...

Paradise Under Threat

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Ancient forests are one of the planet’s vital natural resources. Thousands of years old, they are primary and old growth forests found in a variety of climates from temperate to tropical regions of the world.Some of the ancient forests under...

Destructive logging practices in the Ebo/Ndokbou forest of Cameroon

Publication | 13 December, 2005 at 1:00

Open letter to all participants of the first intergovernmental meeting on great apes and the great apes survival project (GRASP) held in kinshasa - September 2005.

Lawless: How Europe’s Borders Remain Open To Trade In Illegal Timber

Publication | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

A staggering 80 percent of the world’s ancient forests have already been destroyed or degraded and much of what remains is under threat from illegal and destructive logging. The Member States of the European Union (EU) play a key role in fuelling...

Rainforest Destruction at the Queen Sofia Museum

Publication | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Queen Sofia Museum in Madrid (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía) is one of the best known in Spain. Designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, the museum has been extended over the last three years by the Spanish construction company...

SIM - Illegal logging in Cameroon's rainforest

Publication | 11 October, 2005 at 2:00

Cameroon’s Forest of the Great Apes: The lowland rainforest of Cameroon forms part of Africa’s stunning Forest of the Great Apes. This forest supports thousands of species of plants and animals and is one of the world’s last remaining strongholds...

Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:18

The Rainbow Warrior is sailing through the Paradise Forests, the fastest logged forest area on Earth, on a “Forest Crime Patrol” to stop destructive and illegal logging and offer community based solutions to industrial logging.

China Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

Every second tropical tree traded in the world is sent to China, where it is processed into cheap furniture, flooring and plywood for local use or for export to Europe, the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.Much of the wood comes from the...

Extreme drought in the Amazon rainforest linked to deforestation and climate change

Press release | 18 October, 2005 at 2:00

The devastating drought currently affecting the Amazon rainforest is part of a vicious cycle created by the combined affects of global warming and deforestation and could cause the collapse of the rainforest, according to scientists (1) from the...

Greenpeace greets Finnish Prime Minister with pieces of his national culture- woodchips

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today appealed to the Finnish Prime Minister to save the Sámi reindeer forests. The activists unfurled at banner - Stop Trashing Sámi Reindeer Forests - from the roof of the UN headquarters of the Food and Agriculture...

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Greenpeace demands Malaysian government to stop criminal Ramin trade

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and global trade of Ramin timber at the international meeting of...

Paper industries must stop ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace Japan today held a peaceful demonstration in front of the headquarters of Oji Paper Co. and Nippon Paper Industries Co. with a life-size photo-banner of a Tasmanian tree-stump (1). Written across the photo was the slogan: "Stop Ancient...

Greenpeace launches 'jaguars' to stop forest destruction

Press release | 26 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars on motorbikes, immobilised bulldozers to prevent them destroying precious forests in a remote region of north west Argentina today. The forests are being cut down to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered...

Rainbow Warrior Arrives in Indonesia

Press release | 21 January, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace Flagship SV Rainbow Warrior arrived in Jakarta for the first time yesterday to commence the Asia-Pacific leg of its global campaign to protect the environment.  Greenpeace is being hosted in Jakarta by WALHI - Friends of the Earth...

Indonesian Politicians Pledge Support for Greenpeace Campaigns

Press release | 23 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesia's Minister for the Environment  Nabiel Makarim visited Greenpeace's flagship the SV Rainbow Warrior in Jakarta Thursday (Jan 22) and pledged his government's support for Greenpeace and its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

Styx Valley protesters claim win

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today claimed a win in their campaign to protect Tasmania´s Styx Valley, after loggers failed to show up for work following environmentalists´ peaceful occupation of a logging coupe. Two activists are hanging...

World's tallest tree protest to stop Japanese Companies' imports of 'ancient forest'...

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

The ancient Styx Forest in the Australian island of Tasmania has been put in the global spotlight today with the construction of a 'tree sit', dubbed the Global Rescue Station, that will house activists from four countries 65 metres above the...

The Deni celebrate victory in fight for land rights

Press release | 6 August, 2003 at 2:00

The Brazilian indigenous peoples, the Deni, today celebrated the completion of the demarcation of their land with traditional songs and dance after more than 18 years of campaigning. The ceremony, organized by the Deni's patarahu (chiefs), took...

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