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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...

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | 11 June, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

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.

Wangari Maathai - Africa's 'Mama Trees' passes away

Feature story | 26 September, 2011 at 14:50 4 comments

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent, and the world.

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...

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...

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.

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | 26 May, 2015 3 comments

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently – perhaps even overly – used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

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