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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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