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African timber import confronted

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

At 11am today, five Greenpeace climbers boarded the MV Roxane Delmas to stop wood from Central Africa's threatened Great Ape Rainforest coming into the UK.

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.

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.

Elephants walk one step closer to twilight

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

They were dangerous times for earth's largest land mammals. From the 60s through the 80s, soaring ivory demand led to dramatic declines in elephant populations throughout most of Africa. Fully eighty percent of the ivory traded was from illegally...

Logging fuels African conflict

Feature story | 31 March, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists in Italy exposed the import of logs from Liberia in the port of Ravenna which are helping to fuel a civil war in West Africa. New evidence reveals that the president and chief shareholder of the timber company has helped...

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...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

Exposing toxic trade in disguise

Feature story | 19 June, 2003 at 2:00

During June four representatives from ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh are touring through Europe. They aim to present the impact of the current polluting practices at the breaking yards to ship owners and discuss working towards a...

Peace Prize goes green

Feature story | 8 October, 2004 at 2:00

Wangari Maathai has planted tens of millions of trees, opposed genetically modified organisms and titanium mining in her native Kenya, and won numerous awards for her environmental activism. She has also been beaten, harassed, and imprisoned for...

Making Piracy History

Feature story | 27 February, 2006 at 1:00

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungry families – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour of Hollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for many communities that can least afford to be robbed...

Pirate ship boarded and branded

Feature story | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Esperanza have climbed on board an illegal cargo vessel full of fish stolen from Guinean waters. Greenpeace and the Environmental Justice Foundation tailed the "Binar 4" for six days, as it sailed from West Africa to dump its...

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...

Trading Away Our Oceans

Feature story | 22 January, 2007 at 1:00

Last Friday, we released our report Trading Away Our Oceans. At 74 pages, the report turned out to be weighty. But its message is simple: trade liberalization is bad for fish and for communities dependent on fish.

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...

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...

Rainforest destruction in Africa

Feature story | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

The Congo rainforest is the life support system for millions of people in the 'green heart' of Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) alone, 40 million people depend on the forest. Like all large intact forests, it's also crucially...

Cultural Baggage

Blog entry by Richard | 12 April, 2007 4 comments

I was taught a lesson today that I suspect will live with me for a long time. To cut a long story short, I had written an article for the website about the Congo rainforest. A Belgian colleague asked me to change the wording in one...

Poor countries neglected in financial bail-outs

Feature story | 17 October, 2008 at 2:00

The urgency shown by rich countries to tackle the financial meltdown stands in stark contrast to their foot-dragging and broken promises over aid and poverty alleviation, human rights and climate change.

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | 14 November, 2008 at 1:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

2008: The year in review

Feature story | 5 January, 2009 at 1:00

Here's a look at all the efforts for a green and peaceful future that our supporters made possible in 2008.

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