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Occupying an anchor chain, thinking of freshly baked muffins

Blog entry by nyoung | May 16, 2012

What do you need most on an anchor chain in the middle of the Atlantic, when you’ve been there for over 24 hours, and it’s pouring with rain? Muffins. Freshly baked by our chef, Walter, and put into waterproof tins ready for...

Nothing very new in APP's "new" forest protection policy

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar, Forest Campaigner, Greenpeace SEA | May 16, 2012

The news initially sounded  intriguing : Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) was inviting journalists in Jakarta to the launch of what the company grandly dubbed its “greatest commitment to natural forest protection.” Discarding the PR...

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...

Acai - not just a juice, a way of life

Blog entry by James Turner | May 7, 2012

While the Rainbow Warrior sat at anchor on a wide expanse of the Amazon river , a small Greenpeace team set off in inflatable boats towards the village of Bailique, to meet with local people who are resisting the trend towards...

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,...

Captain's Blog: The Warrior sets sails on the Amazon

Blog entry by Pete Willcox, Captain of the Rainbow Warrior | April 2, 2012

It's 10.30 at night. I am fighting a cold, and feel like a hammered horseshoe. I look out from behind my curtain and say, "Give it a rest". Angelo, our third mate quickly retreats. This is the Italian Stallion's first trip with...

Forest Animals Are Hard to Replace

Blog entry by nyoung | April 1, 2012

Forests are home to over two thirds of land animals and plants. Many animals, like the great apes, even depend on them for survival. But ancient forests, from the Congo to Indonesia , are under attack! That’s why we’re thrilled...

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...

The case against Cottonsoft just gets bigger and stronger

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 12, 2012

Last year , using forensic testing of tissue paper sold in New Zealand, we scientifically linked rainforest clearance to toilet paper sold here in New Zealand by Cottonsoft - a Kiwi based company owned by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) a...

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...

Brazilian forest code: the battle continues

Blog entry by Tatiana Carvalho | February 7, 2012

At the end of 2011 , before government officials closed up shop for the holidays, President Dilma demanded final approval on the new Forest Code in Brazil. This new proposal condemns the Brazilian forests and is a deal between ...

Threat to Amazon delayed, as new Forest Code vote is postponed to 2012

Blog entry by Juliette - Greenpeace International | December 16, 2011

The next stage of voting on Brazil’s new Forest Code – which could have devastating impacts on the Amazon - has been once again postponed before going to President Dilma, who can either approve or veto it. The new code, which has...

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