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PNG action against illegal logging

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 2:00

A Greenpeace action to stop the export of illegally and destructively logged timber from Papua New Guinea to China continued into its third day today.

McVictory

Feature story | 25 July, 2006 at 2:00

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

EU Forest Crime Scene

Feature story | 11 May, 2004 at 2:00

The Greenpeace Forest Crimes Unit have descended on the swanky refurbished EU buildings in Brussels after undercover investigations revealed that wood used in their renovation originated from companies associated with the illegal and destructive...

An urgent message from PNG forests

Feature story | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Delegates of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) received a surprise message today. Greenpeace activists unfurled a huge banner reading "ITTO Stop Forest Destruction" outside their hotel.

Illegal log vessel expelled in Indonesia

Feature story | 24 February, 2004 at 1:00

Thanks to the Rainbow Warrior's persistence in monitoring the waters in Central Kalimantan, the Indonesian Navy has today expelled an illegal log vessel owned by the Vietnamese government.

Mahogany shipment blocked

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today temporarily blockaded and closed the warehouses of Red Madeiras Tropicais (Red Rainforest Timber) in the Paraná state of Brazil.

Samba in the Forest: two steps backward, one step forward.

Feature story | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

An area twice the size of Belgium has been given greater protection in the Amazon after a Presidential decree. This is around the same area of the Amazon that was lost to deforestation over the past three years.

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | 12 December, 2008 at 1:00

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

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...

What happened when we demanded that publishers hear the voices of 500,000 of you

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 19 June, 2017

More than half a million people have stood up for free speech and for the Canadian boreal forest, raising their voices to call on the largest global publishers to pay attention and be our allies.  We bound the signatures in a...

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

Feature story | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

After seven years of Greenpeace pressure, government-owned logging company Metsähallitus has agreed to leave the tall trees of northern Lapland standing, and with them, the livelihood of the Sámi people.

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 17:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | 17 April, 2007 at 2:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

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...

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.

Logging destruction of Styx Valley

Feature story | 26 April, 2004 at 2:00

In March 2004, photographer Tim Georgeson overcame his fear of heights and returned to his native country, travelling to the Styx Valley Global Rescue Station in Tasmania, Australia. His photo's and audio interview document the destruction of...

Boreal forests flushed away

Feature story | 19 September, 2003 at 2:00

Crowning the Earth and stretching across Russia and Canada, is a wide expanse of forest that comprises the largest ecosystem in the world - the Boreal forest. This northern treasure is a unique mixture of conifers and deciduous trees interspersed...

Victory for the Amazon, its people and a big leaf tree

Feature story | 14 November, 2002 at 1:00

Ten years of work to protect Amazon mahogany has paid off. This high-priced hard wood was driving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, corruption and even murder. But a decision to regulate international trade of mahogany will give the...

Finland receives Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 27 September, 2006 at 2:00

In the decades between the 1950s and 1970s birch trees in Finland were considered 'flora non grata' by foresters as they weren't commercially useful. They were routinely cut down and poisoned to reduce their numbers. In some areas, the Finns even...

Illegal logging debate heats up in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 11 August, 2006 at 16:56

The debate on illegal logging in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is heating up. Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest logging company in PNG, commissioned an Australian consultancy company, ITS-Global, to write a report attacking Greenpeace in an attempt to...

Notorious 'blood-timber' trader found guilty

Feature story | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

In a verdict that will have far reaching implications for the international timber trade, a judge in The Hague has found a former timber trader and arms dealer guilty of breaking the UN arms embargo in Liberia and sentenced him to a maximum of 8...

First shipment of Lake Murray eco-timber arrives in Australia

Feature story | 28 February, 2008 at 1:00

A shipping container filled with sawn timber from an eco-forestry project in Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has arrived in Sydney, Australia.

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam (UPDATED!)

Feature story | 21 August, 2007 at 2:00

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the...

Saving Paradise

Feature story | 1 March, 2006 at 1:00

In the remote Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea, illegal and destructive logging continues to threaten both the local communities and the fragile ecosystem. So we have launched a major initiative to help indigenous communities establish their...

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...

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.

UK seize illegal timber

Feature story | 18 March, 2004 at 1:00

We are demanding that the UK Government seize a huge cargo of illegal timber that arrived at London's Tilbury docks on 18th March. The timber is from Indonesia's rainforests, where illegal logging is threatening orang-utans and tigers.

Shipment blocked in Dutch port

Feature story | 14 April, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace's newest ship, Esperanza, and flagship, Rainbow Warrior, joined forces today off the coast of the Netherlands to block the harbour and stop ancient forest timber from entering the port of Flushing.

Sister Dorothy: unfinished business

Feature story | 13 February, 2006 at 1:00

One year since the violent death of Sister Dorothy at the hands of hired gunmen in the Amazon, little has changed for the rural workers and activists trying to protect the rainforest from ranchers, landgrabbers and loggers.

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred year old trees logged to make paper? Yes, it happens all the time, but it doesn't have to. Ecologically sound alternatives are there for the choosing. The Forest Guardians paper project is about advocating for these choices - for...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

Illegal export of mahogany continues

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 1:00

One year ago we uncovered a stash of illegal mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon worth over US$7 million. The seizure of these logs and continued investigations by the government led to a ban on the logging, transport and export of mahogany. But...

EU forest bail out falls short

Feature story | 17 October, 2008 at 2:00

Forest destruction is costing the global economy US $2 to $5 trillion per year — more than Wall Street has lost since the start of the current financial crisis. After stalling for years, the European Commission has finally come out with a...

Europe fuelling Canadian forest destruction

Feature story | 9 November, 2006 at 1:00

Italy is a long way from the giant ancient Boreal forest that stretches across Canada. Despite the distance that separates them however, people buying Kimberly-Clark products in Italy and many other European countries are inadvertently helping to...

The best of the blogs from the Paradise Forests

Feature story | 2 June, 2006 at 2:00

The Paradise Forests weblog features contributions from international volunteers at the Global Forest Rescue Station in Lake Murray, a remote area in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.Our campaigners and activists on board our flagship,...

Slice of paradise arrives in Japan

Feature story | 11 May, 2006 at 10:25

First we intercepted the MV Ardhianto when it was loading a thousand cubic metres of destructively logged plywood in Sorong harbour, Papua. Today, as the ship prepared to unload a slice of the Paradise Forests in Yokohama harbour, Japan, our...

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | 12 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

Remote PNG landowners welcome sawmill

Feature story | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

The people of the remote Lake Murray area in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have celebrated the arrival of their first 'walkabout' or portable sawmill.The sawmill is a significant step forward in their quest to say no to destructive and illegal logging...

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: ...

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...

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...

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.

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

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...

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.

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.

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 2:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

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