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Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

Activists intimidated as logging company reacts violently to peaceful approach

Feature story | 31 May, 2006 at 2:00

True to form, Asia's biggest logging company, Rimbunan Hijau (RH), intimidated and detained six of our activists who attempted to present them with a ‘Golden Chainsaw’ award for forest destruction.

Our legacy in Lake Murray

Feature story | 26 May, 2006 at 2:00

After three months, our Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) in remote Papua New Guinea has come to an end.

The Sauron White House

Feature story | 12 January, 2004 at 1:00

A dark leader of armies stares into a crystal globe that glows with a fiery, lidless eye, his mind bent to the will of an evil that seeks power above all else. His orders: destroy an ancient wilderness of majestic and mysterious trees, for the...

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

Rock star, politicians, activists rally for RW

Feature story | 3 July, 2003 at 2:00

Rock star Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders fame) hoisted a fifteen metre banner over the stage and invited the audience in Valencia to meet her at the Rainbow Warrior. Representatives of the local socialist party joined her on board, presenting...

Paper exports drive forest destruction

Feature story | 2 May, 2003 at 2:00

Activists from nine countries protested the import of paper from the last ancient forests of Finland onboard the freighter "Finnhawk" in the Baltic Sea near Luebeck, Germany. The Finnish government continues to log Finland's rare and vulnerable...

Cyberactivists save Finnish forest

Feature story | 5 February, 2003 at 1:00

In just one week, 3000 people sent letters to Finnish companies buying timber and pulp from Finland's last old-growth forests. One of the areas that was scheduled to be logged any day is home to once numerous species that are now endangered or on...

Finnish government takes the chainsaw to the last of their forests

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 1:00

Some 30 countries throughout eastern and western Europe have no intact ancient forest left. Finland retains only about five percent of the old-growth boreal forests that once covered most of the country, but now even that is under threat, and by...

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 2:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

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 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...

UK Government gives green light to extinction and human rights conflict

Press release | 23 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today said that the UK Government's freshly watered down timber buying guidelines will give the green light to destroy old-growth Finnish forests, where social conflict continues and logging is threatening to wipe out a number of...

Greenpeace challenges Finland's paper giant to defend Sámi reindeer forests. Xerox...

Press release | 22 March, 2005 at 1:00

Today, Greenpeace and Sámi campaigners will challenge Finland's largest paper company to defend the reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland and Sámi reindeer herders whose livelihood depends on them. A new report, along with a shareholder resolution,...

International environmental groups unite against Australian corporate assault on free...

Press release | 23 February, 2005 at 1:00

Friends of the Earth International, Greenpeace International, the Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club unreservedly condemn the decision by the Australian woodchip company, Gunns, to sue environmentalists and politicians in Australia who...

Forest Stewardship Council wins award for leading role in forest management

Press release | 15 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace congratulated the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for winning the prestigious 'Alcan Prize for Sustainability' today (1). The FSC was awarded one million USD for the contribution it has made towards improving forest management around...

World's largest forest destroyer takes on environmentalists

Press release | 15 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, one of the world's leading environmental organisations, has received a letter from the lawyers of one of the world's largest and richest retailers in forest destruction, Rimbunan Hijau (RH). The Malaysian multinational logging firm...

Greenpeace Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Press release | 24 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

New report reveals Canada's Boreal Forest under siege

Press release | 19 September, 2003 at 2:00

A new report and map released today by Greenpeace, ForestEthics and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) slams Canada's federal and provincial governments for their failure to protect the Canadian Boreal forest, one of the world's largest...

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