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Great Bear Rainforest

Feature story | 4 April, 2013 at 16:00

How did we go from certain destruction to forest protection in Canada's Great Bear Rainforest? Follow the journey with our interactive Forest Solutions story.

Holding the line

Background | 4 November, 2008 at 12:27

The FSC has created the leading model for credible certification of responsible forest stewardship worldwide. FSC is founded on collaboration and shared commitment amongst its environmental, social and economic stakeholders to create, maintain...

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 seizes stolen PNG logs

Press release | 12 May, 2002 at 2:00

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...

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.

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.

Governments fail to stop destruction of ancient forests from illegal logging;...

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today announced the discovery of several barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park and are...

Australia's Styx Valley protesters stop woodchip export to Japan

Press release | 15 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today stopped the export of woodchips from Tasmania's ancient forests to Japanese companies Oji Paper, Nippon Paper and Mitsubishi Paper Mills with a protest action at Triabunna port, in the island of Tasmania, Australia.

Jaguars roar into action

Feature story | 29 August, 2005 at 2:00

In Argentina precious forest is being bulldozed at a rate of a soccer pitch area every three minutes - all for soya crops to feed pigs and chickens in Europe and China. We are out to stop this destruction with the Greenpeace Jaguar team.

Clearcut at forestry congress

Feature story | 22 September, 2003 at 2:00

The UN-sponsored World Forestry Congress is underway in Quebec City, Quebec, and today arriving delegates were greeted with a "clear cut" of tree stumps, as part of Greenpeace's work at the conference to highlight how Canadian forests are being...

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.

Greenpeace exposes Brazilian Government Agency's 'land settlement' scheme driving...

Press release | 20 August, 2007 at 2:00

An Agency of the Brazilian Federal Government, which only days ago was celebrating reductions in Amazon deforestation, is allowing logging companies to destroy large areas of the rainforest by assigning them as 'land settlements' for poor...

Global Forest Rescue Station

Background | 8 October, 2007 at 14:35

The Global Forest Rescue Station (GFRS) is the base camp for marking the boundaries of the Kuni, Begwa and Pari tribal lands around Lake Murray, Western Province, Papua New Guinea.

The problem

Background | 10 March, 2006 at 7:03

Every year around the world, 7 million hectares of ancient forest are cleared or severely degraded. That's the equivalent of 30 football fields a minute.

EU President implicated in Forest Crimes

Press release | 19 September, 2006 at 2:00

A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the Finnish State.

Roadmap to recovery

Press release | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

The most accurate maps ever produced covering some of the Earth's most precious ecological treasures where launched today by Greenpeace at the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Brazil. The maps reveal that less than 10% of the world's land...

Greenpeace protects rainforest 'Eden'

Press release | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time today as part of a global campaign to help protect the world’s last ancient forests. Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Paradise...

East Asian meeting on illega timber ban

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today called on participant countries to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) to put words into action and take steps to seriously address the problem of illegal logging in the region.

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...

Museum built from Amazon destruction

Press release | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

At 10.00am this morning, forty one Greenpeace activists sealed the entrance to Madrid's prestigious Queen Sofia Museum (Reina Sofia), and declared it an ancient forest crime scene. The activists hung a banner in front of the museum reading...

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)

Greenpeace blocks illegal road in invaded protected area in the Amazon

Press release | 3 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists yesterday blocked a 135-kilometre road, which invades the National Forest (Flona) of Altamira, a protected area at the margins of the BR-163 highway in the state of Pará created by the Brazilian Government in 1988. The...

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 Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Press release | 24 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

Greenpeace confronts illegal logging in Indonesia and calls on world Governments to...

Press release | 5 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior today exposed the loading of suspected illegal plywood in the mouth of Lamandau River. The area, located on the west side of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia, is home to a rapidly...

Rainbow Warrior boarded by Spanish Civil Guard

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 2:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was boarded this afternoon by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia. The Rainbow Warrior has been sent to anchor and the captain and two activists who...

People of Paradise

Background | 28 February, 2006 at 11:50

Millions of people live under the canopies of the Paradise Forests. These communities enjoy a relationship with the forests that we cannot even imagine. The cultural diversity of these communities is astonishing.

McAmazon

Feature story | 6 April, 2006 at 2:00

It is a globally known symbol: the golden arches can be seen in many countries around the world. But whatever the fast food giant wants you to believe the golden arches stand for, McDonald's today stands for rainforest destruction. And that is...

Action Anxiety

Feature story | 17 March, 2006 at 11:58

Elvis had it right in 1968 when he sang the line, 'a little less conversation, a little more action.' Welcome to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), due to kick-off next week in Brazil.

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...

Maradona, movie stars and flying jaguars triumph in Argentina

Feature story | 27 October, 2005 at 2:00

It took the intervention of some home-grown celebrities to finally tip the balance in favour of protecting the forests of northern Argentina after a long fight by Greenpeace and the indigenous Wichi people.

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...

Kids for Forests

Feature story | 17 February, 2004 at 1:00

A lot of important politicians are currently doing a lot of talking about preserving the diversity of life on Earth at a global UN meeting. Unfortunately talking is just about the only thing they have been doing to preserve life on Earth for the...

Soya blazes through the Amazon

Feature story | 12 December, 2003 at 1:00

It was a beautiful star gazing night last night and almost everyone was out on deck. The moon rose late and the lights on deck were off because we are in transit. In the distance, against the silhouette of the forest, there was an orange glow.

Environmental deathstar heads for Chile's 'reserve of life'

Feature story | 18 November, 2002 at 1:00

The raw materials will come from Australia, Brazil and Jamaica. The finished product will go to the US and Japan. But the massive environmental damage? Well, that stays right there with the Chilean locals. The proposed Noranda Alumysa aluminium...

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.

Working together - our partners in Paradise

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:19

Greenpeace is working with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and local groups on the eco-forestry initiative in Lake Murray. These groups include:

Historic Victory for Mahogany and Ancient Forests

Press release | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Life in the forest

Background | 26 October, 2007 at 18:24

Few places can match the biodiversity of the Paradise Forests for volume, variety and biological importance.

100 per cent crime

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace turned the spotlight on the man accused by the Brazilian Environment Agency (IBAMA) of being responsible for a major 'forest crime' in the heart of the Amazon - the destruction a vast area of pristine rainforest.

Protecting Paradise

Press release | 28 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace today launched a major initiative to help protect Asia Pacific's last remaining ancient rainforests - the so-called 'Paradise Forests' (1) - by unveiling its Global Forest Rescue Station in a remote part of Papua New Guinea.

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...

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

Greenpeace acquitted

Press release | 19 May, 2004 at 2:00

This afternoon the Bush Administration's case against Greenpeace USA was thrown out of court. Judge Adalberto Jordan acquitted the environmental group after accepting Greenpeace's claim that the US government provided insufficient evidence to the...

Styx campaign shifts from tree-sit to ballot box

Press release | 7 April, 2004 at 2:00

Following the success of the first stage of their international campaign, Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today began dismantling the Global Rescue Station in the Styx Valley, Tasmania, shifting the focus from the tree-sit to the ballot...

Prime Opportunity to Protect Life on Earth Today

Press release | 10 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists this morning unfolded banners that read:  "Protect Life on Earth today", while three Ents, the giant living trees that fought against their destruction in Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, welcomed government delegates from...

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