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Special Report: Golden Rice

Topic | 7 April, 2014 at 12:00

'Golden' rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by the biotech industry to produce pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene). Its proponents have promoted GE 'Golden' rice as a high-tech, quick-fix solution to vitamin A...

Peace Prize goes green

Feature story | 8 October, 2004 at 2:00

Wangari Maathai has planted tens of millions of trees, opposed genetically modified organisms and titanium mining in her native Kenya, and won numerous awards for her environmental activism. She has also been beaten, harassed, and imprisoned for...

Africa's rainforest depend on cutting out corruption

Press release | 5 February, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace doubts that the well-intentioned pledges to protect the Congo Basin's forests made by African heads of state and French President Jacques Chirac at the Brazzaville 'forest Summit' today will be followed by actions (1).

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

Trading Away Our Oceans

Feature story | 22 January, 2007 at 1:00

Last Friday, we released our report Trading Away Our Oceans. At 74 pages, the report turned out to be weighty. But its message is simple: trade liberalization is bad for fish and for communities dependent on fish.

Wangari Maathai - Africa's 'Mama Trees' passes away

Feature story | 26 September, 2011 at 14:50 4 comments

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent, and the world.

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 28 February, 2006 at 0:30

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungryfamilies – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour ofHollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for manycommunities that can least afford to be robbed.

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | 26 May, 2015 3 comments

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently – perhaps even overly – used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

Liberian forest destruction

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

The Greek government made promises to take action against forest destruction today, after Greenpeace activists boarded a vessel carrying timber from the last of Liberia's ancient forests.

The World Bank

Background | 30 March, 2007 at 11:35

The World Bank and donor countries play an important role in the rebuilding and economic development of DRC by providing much needed financial aid.

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...

Greenpeace exposes that logging in the Congo rainforest is out of control

Press release | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

A damning new report launched by Greenpeace today exposes that international logging companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are causing social chaos and wreaking environmental havoc. 'Carving up the Congo' (1) uncovers...

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.

No new logging

Press release | 28 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomed a decree (1) by President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to reform the Congolese logging sector this week.

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.

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 9:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

African timber import confronted

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

At 11am today, five Greenpeace climbers boarded the MV Roxane Delmas to stop wood from Central Africa's threatened Great Ape Rainforest coming into the UK.

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