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Brazilian government acts to stop mahogany illegalities

Press release | 6 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's announcement of the first environmental measure of his government. The Brazilian leader has highlighted the urgent need for protection of two the world's most treasured...

Sodruzhestvo GE free company statement

Publication | 23 November, 2006 at 10:49

Sodruzhestvo, the biggest soya importer in Russia, which supplies 70% of all soya used in the Russian food and feed industry, has stated that it will turn its new factory currently under construction in Kaliningrad into a GE free zone.

Land Use and Slaughterhouses in Mato Grosso

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:11

This map shows the extent to which cattle pasture is the main use of deforested land in Mato Grosso.

Cattle ranching expansion in the Brazilian Amazon

Publication | 29 January, 2009 at 17:12

Between 1996 and 2006 the area of cattle pastures in the Brazilian Amazon grew by approximately 10 million hectares – an area about the size of Iceland.

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...

Leather industry giant moves to end Amazon destruction

Feature story | 14 August, 2009 at 17:14

Bertin, the world’s largest leather exporter is joining the fight against deforestation and climate change and is finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms responsible for Amazon deforestation.

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...

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...

Forest Crime File: Corporate Crimes

Publication | 28 August, 2002 at 2:00

Forest Crime File explores the need for an international instrument on corporate accountability and liability. States are ultimately responsible for public welfare, and they must not abdicate this responsibility to the private sector.

Making REDD Work

Publication | 15 October, 2009 at 19:00

The Nature Conservancy's Relections on their Experience with Policy and Practice regarding the REDD mechanism for protecting forests.

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...

Clicking Clean 2014

Publication | 1 April, 2014 at 3:44

Clicking Clean: How Companies are Building the Green Internet

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...

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...

An unexpected crew member joins the Rainbow Warrior

Blog entry by James Turner | 22 May, 2012 14 comments

Eight days into this blockade, and our climbers are standing firm. They’re helping to expose forest crimes like illegal logging, slavery and the loss of indigenous land by sitting on the anchor chain of the Clipper Hope cargo ship...

The Rainbow Warrior in Action!

Blog entry by James Turner | 19 May, 2012 5 comments

Less than a year old, and the Rainbow Warrior is causing trouble already. But being a Greenpeace ship that’s just what nature intended. Five days into a major direct action here in the Amazon and the new ship is holding up well.

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

Blog entry by James Turner | 9 May, 2012 4 comments

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was established in colonial times and has become a thriving trade center ever...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | 3 February, 2012 17 comments

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between...

Samba for the forest gathered thousands in Brazil

Blog entry by Marcio Astrini, forest campaigner in Brazil | 30 June, 2011 5 comments

A protest in the rhythm of carnival brought the forests closer to the city and gathered thousands of people in the famous Copacabana beach on the morning of Sunday 19 th of June to dance and sing for a greener Brazil. Following 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...

Brazilian pig iron industry agrees measures to protect Amazon

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | 2 August, 2012 4 comments

Good news from the Amazon! Today, the pig iron industry has committed to finally changing its ways – all seven pig iron companies in the Brazilian state of Maranhão signed an agreement not to source wood charcoal that comes from...

Forest fires in Brazil

Slideshow | 28 October, 2015

Actress Q'orianka Kilcher joins 7 day Amazon action

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 May, 2012 2 comments

Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher today joined the Greenpeace occupation of the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. ...

Occupying an anchor chain, thinking of freshly baked muffins

Blog entry by James Turner | 16 May, 2012 5 comments

What do you need most on an anchor chain in the middle of the Atlantic, when you’ve been there for over 24 hours, and it’s pouring with rain? Muffins. Freshly baked by our chef, Walter, and put into waterproof tins ready for loading...

Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

Blog entry by James Turner | 3 May, 2012 1 comment

While the Rainbow Warrior sat at anchor on a wide expanse of the Amazon river, a small Greenpeace team set off in inflatable boats towards the village of Bailique, to meet with local people who are resisting the trend towards large...

Brazil's Sarah Palin- Will she support Zero Deforestation?

Blog entry by Pat Venditti, Greenpeace International | 10 April, 2012

As the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sailing down the Amazon I participated in an event that was very different from our day-to-day campaigning for Zero Deforestation in the Amazon. It was a suit and tie summit in London...

Illegal Logging exposed in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 2 April, 2012 12 comments

After months of investigations, activists have exposed an illegal logging operation underway in public lands in the Amazon. The illegal timber was discovered inside the Rural Settlement Corta Corda, 140km from the city of Santarem,...

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition starts today

Blog entry by Eoin Dubsky | 22 March, 2012 17 comments

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 9 February, 2012 46 comments

Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazon campaign , may not be your archetypal hero (we’ve never seen him don tights), but we’re proud to announce that he has just been awarded the honour of “Forest Hero” by the UN.  He’s not one to tout...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog entry by Jamie - Greenpeace UK | 19 October, 2011 2 comments

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be  linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

Comedians from the Brazilian TV show "Panic

Image | 17 June, 2005 at 3:00

Comedians from the Brazilian TV show "Panic on TV" attempt to give the governor of Mato Grosso state, Blairo Maggi, the Golden Chainsaw award.

The Golden Chainsaw nominees

Image | 25 May, 2005 at 14:03

The Golden Chainsaw nominees

The Bush administration has a problem with

Image | 20 May, 2004 at 3:00

The Bush administration has a problem with dissent.

Supporters of the international environmental

Image | 17 January, 2004 at 1:00

Supporters of the international environmental organization, Greenpeace, recreated Pablo Picasso's 'Amnistia' on South Beach in Miami, Florida. Over 1500 people participated in the largest living art project ever.

The Golden Chainsaw

Image | 25 May, 2005 at 13:59

The Golden Chainsaw

Calling Apple in a global iPhone relay

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 25 May, 2012 2 comments

On behalf of the 220,000 people who have asked Apple to choose clean energy for powering data centers, we decided to bring those messages directly to Apple, both at its headquarters in Cupertino, California and at Apple stores across...

Giant fish and small meetings

Blog entry by James Turner | 10 May, 2012 1 comment

It’s been a week since we arrived in Belem and during that time I’ve learned more about river fish than I would have during a lifetime back in San Francisco. Well, perhaps that’s a bit hard on the Californian fish scene, but you get...

As we strive for Zero Deforestation – rates in the Amazon reach a record low

Blog entry by Laura K. | 3 December, 2010

An aerial view of the Cuniua river in the Amazon rainforest. Image: Russel Monk / Greenpeace This week saw a historic moment in the campaign to save the Amazon rainforest: rates of deforestation there have fallen to a record low...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | 1 October, 2011 3 comments

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

Intact Forest Landscapes

Background | 21 March, 2006 at 13:57

Intact Forest Landscapes

Background | 21 March, 2006 at 13:57

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