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7 inspiring stories of communities taking action for climate

Blog entry by Helena Meresman | October 23, 2014

Stories of communities taking action for the climate and refusing to accept the plans of polluting fossil fuel companies are happening more and more. Here are just a few inspiring climate acts of courage taken by doctors, villagers,...

Government must come clean on plans to axe environmental safeguards.

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 5, 2015

Today, the Labour party are calling upon the Environment Minister, Nick Smith, to come clean on his plans to take away our right to protect our play areas, the forests we tramp in and the rivers we fish in. The Government has long...

The people of Mahan have won; Long live the fight – Zindabad!

Blog entry by Vinuta Gopal | May 21, 2015

I was returning to Mahan and Singrauli after more than two years. I had wanted more than anything to be back in Mahan to see what the people felt on knowing they had won. The Mahan coal block was not going to be auctioned as the...

Where is the hope?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | December 1, 2016

I’m not sure we can win with logic.  How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political...

A World Without Greenpeace? How One Corporation Is Attacking Your Right to Speak for...

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 5, 2017

Your right to speak out is being threatened right now in a dizzying variety of ways, not only by oppressive governments around the world, but also by underhanded corporations who want to suppress speech through expensive lawsuits. ...

Tigers at the door

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | October 18, 2012

At Greenpeace India we are always looking for the most effective ways to communicate our messages – today in the hi-tech world of modern media that includes tweeting and texting, blogging and subvertising. But there are times...

This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | October 2, 2012

Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new...

What about the tigers, Novak?

Blog entry by rolfskar | August 3, 2012

YUM’s David Novak is being awarded best CEO of the year tonight at a dinner event at New York’s stock exchange. This won’t be a surprise in corporate circles; after 15 years at YUM! Brands and releasing his own book on management...

KFC's Chainsaw Colonel visits Indonesian rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin | May 31, 2012

When you think of KFC most people think of buckets of fried chicken. So what does KFC have to do with Indonesia and why did Greenpeace Indonesia take action against the company on Wednesday?  Well, KFC is one of the most...

Amazon pig iron industry called to account for environmental and human rights abuses

Blog entry by James Turner | May 29, 2012

zoom We have stood down our blockade of the pig iron cargo ship Clipper Hope in the Amazon. And have an assurance from the Vice-Governor that the pig iron industry, senior police and legal reps will meet with us to ...

KFC Executives Have Their Heads in a Bucket

Blog entry by Chris Eaton | May 24, 2012

Earlier today we released a report exposing KFC for driving rainforest destruction and pushing tigers toward extinction. Sadly, KFC executives have responded by putting a big bucket of denial on their heads. The company first...

Cottonsoft recycles broken promises on deforestation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2012

Yesterday, the notorious rainforest destroyer Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the parent company of New Zealand based Cottonsoft, made a grandstanding announcement that it was committed to protecting the natural forests of Indonesia. Now...

Elissama’s quiet voice tells the world about a new Amazon scandal

Blog entry by James Turner | May 15, 2012

Right now a 20 year old Brazilian named Elissama de Oliveira Menezes is attached to the anchor chain of a massive cargo ship here in Sao Luis, at the mouth of the Amazon. She’s a small girl anyway, but next to the 175 meter ‘Clipper...

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

Blog entry by James Turner | May 10, 2012

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was established in colonial times and has become a thriving trade center ever...

Illegal logging, contract cancellations fuel investor flight from APP

Blog entry by Shane Moffatt, Forest Campaigner,Greenpeace Canada | May 7, 2012

The notorious company Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), linked to illegal logging and the clearance of Sumatran tiger habitat, today suffered another massive blow with Canadian investment giant Mackenzie Investments announcing that it has...

Asia Pulp and Paper: bad for the environment and bad for the investment community

Blog entry by Calvin Quek, Greenpeace East Asia | April 15, 2012

Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the pulp and paper giant behind the illegal timber scandal we exposed last month has lost one of its largest international investors. In March we released evidence from a year-long investigation showing...

Illegal Farm in the Amazon: Not For Sale

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 5, 2012

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior joined local community members from the Resex Verde para Sempre Reserve today to declare an end to the sale of an illegal farm inside the protected area. The "Not for Sale" sign...

Illegal Logging exposed in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | April 3, 2012

After months of investigations, activists have exposed an illegal logging operation underway in public lands in the Amazon. The illegal timber was discovered inside the Rural Settlement Corta Corda, 140km from the city of Santarem,...

Calls from the Forest to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 29, 2012

After two days of travel through the Amazon, the Rainbow Warrior arrived today in Santarem. Just a few days ago, we called on you to join Brazilians, as they demand a Zero Deforestation law to Save the Amazon. Today, we are in...

Save The Amazon: New Rainbow Warrior expedition begins

Blog entry by EoinD | March 25, 2012

The world is edging closer to an ecological calamity in the Amazon. Threats to the rainforest include logging, cattle ranching, soya plantations and of course climate change. That's why the Rainbow Warrior is there now, and why...

Illegal wood at APP's mill - now you see it, now you don't

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | March 20, 2012

More than two weeks ago, Greenpeace submitted video evidence documenting illegal ramin logs at APP's Indah Kiat mill to the Indonesian authorities - both the Ministry of Forestry and the National Police. Today, the Ministry of...

Brazilians demand President Dilma protects the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | March 12, 2012

The forest code is in danger, and with its future lies the fate of the Brazilian Amazon. This week, after another delay to the vote on the new law,  thousands of Brazilians demonstrated in Brasilia , demanding Dilma  veto the new law...

APP customers start to take action as we deliver evidence to police in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zul Fahmi, Greenpeace South East Asia | March 2, 2012

It's been a momentous 24 hours since we released the results of our investigation into Asia Pulp and Paper's illegal timber scandal.  While we in Greenpeace are best known for our direct actions, it's our investigation work that...

Forest Hero: UN awards Amazon Campaign Director

Blog entry by Jess Miller | February 9, 2012

Paulo Adario, who heads up our Amazon campaign , may not be your archetypal hero (we’ve never seen him don tights), but we’re proud to announce that he has just been awarded the honour of “Forest Hero” by the UN.  He’s not one to...

Taking action to protect forests in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Sam Moko | October 25, 2011

A major scandal involving the destruction of forests and the abuse of human rights is rapidly unfolding in my country. Right now, I am on the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, at the heart of it. This morning, activists painted "stop the...

John Sauven, Executive Director Greenpeace UK

Blog entry by John Sauven, Executive Director Greenpeace UK | October 20, 2011

I’ve been working with Greenpeace for more than 20 years and until now I had never been deported from any country. Until last week, that is, when I tried to enter Indonesia to spend time with our staff in Jakarta in support of their...

Giving deforestation the boot at Italian shoe fair

Blog entry by Jamie - Greenpeace UK | October 20, 2011

Italian fashion: stylish and sophisticated, but unfortunately may be linked to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest . As cattle ranching is responsible for about 80 per cent of deforestation in Brazil, it is likely that Brazilian...

"We are people already sold" say voices from African rainforests

Blog entry by Susanne Breitkopf, Greenpeace International | October 7, 2011

Approximately 40 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. In this image a local fisherman guides his boat through the waters of Lac Tumba...

Success: Barbie and Mattel drop deforestation!

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | October 6, 2011

We all know that break ups are hard. Especially when they involve secrets – like the shameful secret that broke up Barbie and Ken back in June: she had destroyed rainforest in her toy packaging. Her manufacturer, Mattel, was using...

Bearing witness to the threatened beauty of Indonesian rainforests

Blog entry by Cakra Prathama, Greenpeace Indonesia | October 4, 2011

"For ten days now we have been touring Sumatra to bear witness to the true state of Indonesia’s rainforests - and everywhere we go we see forest destruction. It’s distressing, but at the same time it drives us to keep fighting against...

Wangari Maathai - 'Mama Trees' passes away

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 27, 2011

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. Professor Maathai was instrumental in the...

Deni celebrate their forest homeland in the Brazilian Amazon

Blog entry by Paulo Adario, Greenpeace Brazil | September 20, 2011

Greenpeace volunteers helped the Deni, a people indigenous to the Brazilian Amazon, demarcate their homeland: 1,6 million acres of fantastic forest. Image: Greenpeace September 11, 2001 was not only a day of major tragedy in the...

Lego shows leadership in tackling deforestation

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Senior Campaign Advisor Greenpeace UK | July 8, 2011

But are other toy companies throwing rainforest destruction out of the pram? When Ken dumped Barbie last month Mattel was not the only toy company put under the spotlight for their role in rainforest destruction. Our investigation...

Barbie & Mattel’s deforestation habit goes ‘viral’

Blog entry by Laura K. | June 16, 2011

Breaking up in public isn’t easy. But Ken and Barbie, who split last week over Barbie’s rainforest wrecking, have done so in a very, very public way.  Ken’s video interview  that broke the scandal has now been seen over one million...

How Barbie Broke Ken’s Heart: Her Indonesian Deforestation Habit

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 9, 2011

Yes it’s true, Ken has dumped Barbie – he’s upset since he discovered that she’s intent on trashing rainforests and pushing critically-endangered wildlife, like tigers, towards extinction. Heartbroken Ken decided to take dramatic...

2011: The year of forests for people – and people for forests

Blog entry by John Bowler | February 3, 2011

The United Nations has labelled 2011 the International Year of Forests. The slogan is “Celebrating Forests for People”. It's a nice slogan. But does it mean anything? Will it bring us closer to protecting the forests and the...

Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | December 20, 2010

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...

Shattered Dreams of the Amazon

Blog entry by Amanda | November 8, 2010

Setting off for the flyover aboard the Greenpeace Cessna plane. The Plane was purchased for Greenpeace by a very special donor and has been invaluable in allowing the Amazon team to monitor and report on deforestation, exposing the...

Prince Charles visits Greenpeace at Glastonbury

Blog entry by Kathy | June 28, 2010

Among the chaos and the commotion came the cavalry. Flanked by important large men and a frenzied royal press, the future British King had arrived at the biggest festival on Earth . And not only that, at the Greenpeace field. For...

New: Google Earth tour of rainforest victory for climate

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 5, 2009

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, Google is launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and possible solutions. Last week a...

The long, hard slog to protect Canada's Great Bear Rainforest

Blog entry by Nick | April 6, 2009

A victory we won in 2006 has come to fruition this month. Tamara Stark, now the communications director at our office in the UK was one of the Greenpeace forest campaigners who won protection for Canada's Great Bear rainforest. She...

Australian bushfires

Blog entry by Kathy | February 10, 2009

The worst bushfires in Australia's history have wreaked havoc and destroyed entire towns. As the Australian bushfire crisis enters its fourth day, the fires continue to rage and the death toll continues to climb. Survivors are...

Putting soya impacts on the map

Blog entry by Nick | January 27, 2009

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the...

NZ Good Wood Guide launched for XMAS

Blog entry by Nick | December 17, 2008

Orang-utans are an endangered forest species. We must protect the forest to save them. Following the release of our online shop , and to further help you in your quest for ECO gifts, today we launched the Greenpeace NZ Good...

Follow the Esperanza in Google Earth

Blog entry by Nick | October 22, 2008

Jamie is blogging from aboard the Esperanza as they travel through Indonesia as part of the Forests For Climate tour .. and you can now follow their progress on Google Earth! Just download this Googe Earth layer and you can see...

Stopping forest destruction in Papua New Guinea

Blog entry by Nick | September 4, 2008

Kila Oumabe shows Greenpeace China forest campaigner Yi Lan how a local medicinal plant has a painful sting. This stinging nettle is used to take away the pain of childbirth by application to the small of a woman's back. IN PORT...

Who was your forest love?

Blog entry by Nick | July 30, 2008

Everyone loves the forests ... but you might be surprised to know just how far some people are willing to go. Greenpeace International have just released a rather raunchy spoof of a video put out by the European Commission. To get you...

Dove parody gets results on Unilever palm oil policy

Blog entry by Nick | May 2, 2008

Dove advert The Greenpeace campaign in Europe (that started with the Dove parody ) to get Unilever to stop using the rainforest damaging palm oil has returned quick results. Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be...

Dove Onslaught(er)

Blog entry by Nick | April 22, 2008

This video supports a campaign being run by Greenpeace in Europe against the use of palm oil by Unilever, the makers of Dove beauty products. Unilever are buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy Indonesia's rainforests.... ...

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