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Greenpeace join forces with Sámi reindeer herders to secure their forest future

Press release | 7 March, 2005 at 1:00

Today in a joint operation with Sámi reindeer herders, Greenpeace campaigners started demarcating the boundaries of the last remaining reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This unprecedented activity by reindeer herders follows many years of 'talk...

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...

US aims to jeopardise legal action on illegal logging

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

The United States was exposed yesterday as planning to jeopardise multi-lateral action to stop the trade in products from illegally logged timber , less than 48 hours prior to the first ever joint meeting of G8 Environment and Development...

G8 weak on illegal logging

Press release | 18 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today expressed its disappointment in reaction to the communiqué on illegal logging issued by G8 Environment and Development Ministers who today ended a two-day meeting in Derbyshire. The G8 ministers failed to commit to adopting...

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,...

Environmentalist protest use of timber from illegal loggers

Press release | 29 March, 2005 at 2:00

Activists from Greenpeace and Quercus today have taken action to close the main gate of Vicaima near Porto in protest at the company's continued use of timber from illegal and destructive logging from the world's ancient forests. At 7am this...

Activists being arrested by portuguese police

Image | 29 March, 2005 at 3:00

Activists being arrested by portuguese police. Greenpeace and Portuguese environmental group Quercus blockade the entrance to the Vicaima timber importing company near Porto in Portugal. The company is known to have imported timber from companies...

European writers against forests destruction

Press release | 12 April, 2005 at 2:00

A group of acclaimed European writers will today join Greenpeace on a tour of northern Finland to witness first hand the destruction of ancient forests. The forests are being decimated to make pulp and paper for the international market.

Profiles in Activism: Ann Novek

Feature story | 22 April, 2005 at 2:00

Ever think that one person can't change the world? Greenpeace cyberactivist Ann Novek is proof otherwise.

New international law for ancient forest protection

Press release | 16 May, 2005 at 2:00

Forest ministers from around the world will gather today to discuss the future of the forests at the start of the Fifth Conference of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) at the UN's headquarters in New York. Greenpeace is calling on...

Police operative in the Amazon exposes corruption of environmental agencies

Press release | 3 June, 2005 at 2:00

The Brazilian Federal Police carried out today a full-size operation in Mato Grosso which resulted in the dismantling of a gang responsible for defrauding logging authorisations in the State for 14 years. The Brazilian Justice issued warrants of...

Environmentalists campaign leads to Vicaima group announcing new responsible timber...

Press release | 3 June, 2005 at 2:00

One of Portugal's largest timber buyers, Vicaima, targeted by environmentalists earlier this year for trading in timber from illegal and destructive logging, has today announced a new environmentally and socially responsible timber purchasing...

Harry Potter goes green for the world’s ancient forests

Press release | 13 July, 2005 at 2:00

This week, the English language edition of the new J.K. Rowling book Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits the bookstores. Greenpeace is commending the Canadian and German publishers for printing the book on ancient forest friendly papers.

Greenpeace activists block a 135

Image | 3 August, 2005 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists block a 135-km illegal road, in the National Forest (Flona) of Altamira, a protected area created by the Brazilian Government in 1988. The road cuts directly through the National Forest and is used for illegal logging...

Greenpeace report on CIB logging operation in Congo-Brazzaville

Publication | 17 August, 2005 at 2:00

As a part of its global forest campaign, Greenpeace is increasing its activities in the Congo Basin, the 2nd largest rainforest area in the world. The logging (and related commercial poaching) of the remaining intact areas of these rainforests is...

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...

Argentinean ancient forests trashed for GE Soya Plantations

Press release | 29 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today stopped two bulldozers from clearing the forest to expand the GE Soya frontier further into what is left of the Great American Chaco Forest. Four activists on motorbikes have blocked these machines, and another four on two...

Local land owner and forestry activist

Image | 1 September, 2005 at 2:00

Local land owner and forestry activist, Sep Galeva (centre) and Greenpeace Team, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

Local land owner and forestry activist

Image | 1 September, 2005 at 2:00

Local land owner and forestry activist, Sep Galeva (right) Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

Boundary marking

Image | 1 September, 2005 at 2:00

Boundary marking, Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea.

The red fox is one of the many species found

Image | 7 October, 2005 at 12:48

The red fox is one of the many species found in the boreal forest.

Clearcuts in North America's boreal forest

Image | 7 October, 2005 at 13:01

At over 10,000 hectares, North America's boreal forest has some of the largest clearcuts in the world. Many of these clearcuts are to produce unsustainable tissue products. May 2010 saw the launch of a historic accord, the Canadian Boreal...

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.

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...

This forest has been clearcut to produce

Image | 13 October, 2005 at 2:00

This forest has been clearcut to produce Kimberly Clark toilet and tissue paper products even though recycled alternatives exist.

What's left after clearcutting in the Boreal

Image | 13 October, 2005 at 2:00

What's left after clearcutting in the Boreal forest.

Clearcut Boreal forest in Canada.

Image | 13 October, 2005 at 16:10

Clearcut Boreal forest in Canada.

The Boreal forest is an awe

Image | 14 October, 2005 at 2:00

The Boreal forest is an awe-inspiring and diverse wilderness of lakes, forests, rivers and marshes. It is the largest intact forest ecosystem in North America.

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...

Criminal rainforest timber trade

Press release | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

A criminal trail of illegally logged timber from the world's last rainforests, which is 'laundered' in China before arriving in Europe, the USA and other consumer countries, has been uncovered by a major Greenpeace investigation. (1)

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...

Importing Forest Destruction

Feature story | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

Everyone knows it's illegal to import pirated CDs and DVDs, with heavy penalties if you get caught, but what happens when you import stolen timber from the world's last ancient forests? Absolutely nothing.

Greenpeace activists dump over a tonne of

Image | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists dump over a tonne of plywood secured with large chains blocking the entrance to DEFRA, the UK Government's department responsible for the environment.

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...

Greenpeace activists seal the entrance to

Image | 20 October, 2005 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists seal the entrance to Madrid's Queen Sofia Museum and declare it a forest crime scene.Greenpeace discovered that the museum's newly opened extension has been built using timber bought from companies involved in the illegal...

Many Boreal wildlife species like the Woodland

Image | 21 October, 2005 at 2:00

Many Boreal wildlife species like the Woodland Caribou are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss from logging. May 2010 saw the launch of a historic accord, the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement , which brings together 9...

Many large animals like the black bear rely

Image | 21 October, 2005 at 13:20

Many large animals like the black bear rely on the wide expanses of Boreal forest for their habitat.

Congo shows Europe how to protect forests, with laws.

Feature story | 3 November, 2005 at 1:00

For centuries fortune seekers have plundered the huge rainforest of the Congo basin in the heart of Africa, the second-largest rainforest in the world after the Amazon. Ivory, diamonds and gold have been taken and shipped to the centres of old...

Bob the Bear

Background | 3 November, 2005 at 12:18

Greenpeace blocks export of forest crimes

Press release | 7 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists (1) blocked a ‘Finnlines’ freight ship in the Finnish port of Kemi today to prevent it loading and exporting pulp and paper linked to the destruction of one of Europe's last ancient forests.

British actor and writer Stephen Fry adds

Image | 9 November, 2005 at 16:10

British actor and writer Stephen Fry adds his signature in support of the book campaign.

Children reminded the festival attendees

Image | 9 November, 2005 at 16:17

Children reminded the festival attendees of some of the animals that might be saved if more books and paper products are printed on recycled paper.

Children reminded the book festival attendees

Image | 9 November, 2005 at 16:21

Children reminded the book festival attendees of some of the animals that might be saved if more books and paper products are printed on recycled paper.

Book Fairs and Festivals

Background | 9 November, 2005 at 16:27

As part of the book campaign, we have been attending many book fairs and festivals to convince publishers and authors to use 'ancient forest friendly' paper in their books. Below are just some of the fairs and festivals we have attended.

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.

Road to Amazon destruction?

Generic multimedia item | 1 January, 2006 at 1:00

How the upgrading of a major highway in the Amazon threatens the forest by opening it up for soya plantations and illegal logging.

DLH & tt Timber Group merger

Publication | 27 January, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace position paper on the merger of DLH and tt Timber Group.

Rainforest saved

Press release | 7 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace applauded today's news that a third of Canada's unique Great Bear Rainforest is to be saved from the chainsaws. Following a decade of campaigning by Greenpeace, other leading environmental groups (1) and indigenous First Nations, the...

Great Bear Rainforest: Saved

Feature story | 7 February, 2006 at 1:00

Take ten years of difficult, dangerous, and at times, heartbreaking work. Add thousands of activists from around the world -- some who sent emails, some who stood on the blockades, some who voted against destruction with their wallets. Some who...

Great Bear Rainforest on British Columbian coast

Image | 7 February, 2006 at 18:17

The Great Bear Rainforest on the coast of British Columbia.

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