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The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | 16 January, 2014 1 comment

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

Actions target Euro coal

Feature story | 19 March, 2008 at 1:00

Europe stands on the verge of a great opportunity. Its fleet of power stations, built thirty years ago is reaching the end of its life. With climate change an undeniable threat, this is a once in a lifetime chance to turn our back on fossil fuels...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 6 June, 2017 1 comment

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

GE Trees Briefing

Publication | 29 May, 2008 at 13:13

Genetically engineered trees posespecific environmental risks that are even higher than those of annual crops suchas maize or soy. Trees are long lived, wild and undomesticated species that are partof natural food webs and ecosystems, and hence...

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 16:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 December, 2010 20 comments

Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the...

Not sustainable – Malaysia’s PEFC-endorsed timber just not good enough

Blog entry by Nora van de Hoeven | 3 November, 2011 2 comments

A major certification scheme claiming to help consumers purchase sustainable timber has been found wanting:  Greenpeace along with several other organisations,  has launched a report on how forest certification organisation PEFC...

Climate Defenders Camp construction

Image | 24 November, 2009 at 19:09

Our Climate Defenders Camp was set up last month - in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest - to highlight the urgent need for international forest protection as part of the global plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 2:00

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo.

The lush rainforest of Uganda.

Image | 1 January, 2000 at 2:00

The lush rainforest of Uganda.

Rainforest in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Image | 2 February, 2007 at 15:22

Expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the DRC will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity.

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:22

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Climate Action against APRIL in Indonesia

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 1:00

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation - unfurling a 20 x 30 meter banner in a freshly destroyed area of rainforest that read ‘Obama youcan stop this’, urging him to...

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate

Image | 12 November, 2009 at 14:53

Over 50 Greenpeace activists from the Climate Defenders Camp on the Kampar Peninsula take action against deforestation

Burning Forest in Russia GP025JA

Image | 12 August, 2010 at 18:57

12 August 2010 - Russia. Smoke in the forest after the fire in Mesherskiy national park, nearly 200 km from Moscow. Greenpeace Russia has deployed a team of 6 staff and 14 volunteers tracking fires in the field. The team is currently monitoring...

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil

Image | 17 February, 2012 at 15:48

Logged area in the Amazon rainforest to clear land for soya plantations. The lone Brazilian nut tree belongs to the Castanheira species which is protected in Brazil since 1994. Greenpeace document a number of geographical locations in the...

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