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Brazilian Government uses one day of year to cover shame of all others

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 June, 2013 7 comments

Today is World Environment Day and the Government of Brazil celebrated by dancing to an old tune. In a press conference held today in Brasilia, the government rereleased old Amazon deforestation figures and late plans to fight...

Indigenous community clashes with loggers in the Amazon

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | 18 January, 2013 1 comment

Trucks filled with timber from illegal logging operations in the Amazon have been stopped in their tracks by an indigenous village protesting the continued exploitation of their lands. With little or no support from the local or...

The Amazon pays the bill for forest destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 21 December, 2012 4 comments

Lack of governance and amnesty allow large-scale Amazon deforestation to continue. Seven years ago, Leonardo Andrade Gomes was considered to be the single biggest forest destroyer in the Amazon. In addition to other infractions, he...

Brazilians demand President Dilma protect the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 7 March, 2012 9 comments

The Forest Code is in danger, and with its future lies the fate of the Brazilian Amazon. Today, after another delay to the vote on the new law, thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in Brasilia , demanding Dilma veto the new law . ...

Does Greenpeace still need its ships?

Blog entry by James Turner | 5 May, 2012 4 comments

There's no point denying it: life on a Greenpeace ship is fun. Adventure, exotic places, a sense of shared purpose amongst an international crew - all these things combine to make the experience of sailing with the world's most famous...

Deforestation takes flight again in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 4 April, 2013 5 comments

Last week, as some of us were heading off for the long holiday weekend (Easter is a holiday here in Brazil), the Brazilian government was quietly releasing deforestation trends showing an increase in deforestation for the first time in...

Our 10 day Amazon blockade is suspended as talks begin to fix pig iron industry

Blog entry by James Turner | 25 May, 2012

Update 26 May 2012:   We're back in action.  Press release , live updates . Update 2:  Action is over.  Read about how it went. Yesterday was a dramatic day here on board the Rainbow Warrior and in the capital of...

Amazon action:climber update

Blog entry by Emma Briggs | 17 May, 2012 7 comments

Leaning back in the evening breeze, listening to the waves churning, I almost feel like I'm lying on the beach at  home  instead of hanging from an anchor chain near the 10 meter water mark of a cargo ship near Sao Louis in Brazil. But...

Elissama’s quiet voice tells the world about a new Amazon scandal

Blog entry by James Turner | 14 May, 2012 3 comments

Right now a 20 year old Brazilian named Elissama de Oliveira Menezes is attached to the anchor chain of a massive cargo ship here in Sao Luis, at the mouth of the Amazon. She’s a small girl anyway, but next to the 175 meter ‘Clipper...

BR-163: Paving the way for Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 31 March, 2012

Cutting through the Brazilian Amazon from north to south over a vast distance of 1700 km is a highway called BR 163.  Once a cratered dirt road, impassable in the rainy season, the highway was built in the 1970's together with other...

Calls from the Forest to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 29 March, 2012 5 comments

After two days of travel through the Amazon, the Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Santarem. Just a few days ago, we called on you to join Brazilians, as they demand a Zero Deforestation law to Save the Amazon. Today, we are in...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | 7 December, 2011 14 comments

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest protection...

The Amazon has lost a warrior

Blog entry by Bernardo Camara | 10 October, 2012 2 comments

The rainbow usually seen floating above the Amazon is shining less brightly than usual. Some might even say it is a little dull. And it's because of sad news: we lost one of our own this week. Tatiana de...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 10 April, 2012 4 comments

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior served as center stage on wednesday for a flotilla assembly deep in the Amazon. Boats travelled, some for more than a day, to join the assembly and give testimonials of the destruction threatening...

Illegal Farm in the Amazon: Not For Sale

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The "Not for Sale" sign...

Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened by the great chainsaw massacre

Blog entry by Annette Cotter | 25 May, 2011 8 comments

Yesterday, Brazilian politicians took a decisive step towards opening the door to massive new Amazon deforestation, by voting in favor of radical changes to the Brazilian Forest Code - the primary legal instrument for protecting the...

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | 2 September, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

Amazon pig iron industry called to account for environmental and human rights abuses

Blog entry by James Turner | 27 May, 2012 7 comments

We have stood down our blockade of the pig iron cargo ship Clipper Hope in the Amazon. And have an assurance from the Vice-Governor that the pig iron industry, senior police and legal reps will meet with us to address our evidence that...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | 26 May, 2012 3 comments

The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see and feel events...

Video: The Amazon approaches its moment of truth

Blog entry by James Turner | 24 May, 2012 4 comments

I’ve written a few blogs since I’ve been on the Rainbow Warrior, but my time in Brazil has given me enough material for thousands more. I worked as a journalist before Greenpeace and that is how I have approached this trip, trying to...

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