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Damn the dam: The threat one mega-dam poses to the Amazon and those who live there

Blog entry by Tica Minami | March 29, 2016

The Tapajós River – in the heart of the Amazon  –  is home to thousands of people and incomparable biodiversity. But all that could change if a proposed mega-dam project moves forward. At the moment you’re reading this,...

Sumatran rhino found while forest habitat is lost

Blog entry by Jamie Woolley | April 2, 2016

Last week, researchers announced the  first live encounter with a Sumatran rhino  in Borneo for over 40 years. But the human pressures that have pushed this species to the brink of extinction are still very much in play. A rhino...

Time for global business to stop profiting from Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Tica Minami | April 14, 2016

Huge hydropower dams in the Amazon rainforest aren't just bad for Indigenous communities, biodiversity and the climate – they're bad for the companies involved. Here's why. The Amazon is the world's largest remaining area of...

When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?

Blog entry by Kiki Taufik | April 26, 2016

As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection.

From the heart of the Amazon to the heart of corporate power: how Indigenous...

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis | April 28, 2016

Today, Munduruku Indigenous representatives and activists traveled thousands of kilometres from the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to the annual shareholder’s meeting of General Electric (GE) in the United States. Their goal: to...

Ecological bankruptcy

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | May 6, 2016

There may not be a single large-scale industry or multi-national corporation on Earth that is genuinely profitable if they had to account for their ecological impact. A recent UN-supported report shows that the world's 3,000 largest...

Panama Papers: The plot thickens

Blog entry by Nick Young | May 10, 2016

Back in April, the Panama Papers rocked the world, exposing just how the global elite use offshore trusts in tax havens such as the British Virgin Islands, Panama and the Bahamas to hide their wealth and dodgy deals. Thanks to an...

10 years ago, the Amazon was being bulldozed for soy. Then everything changed.

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | May 11, 2016

This week – after months of negotiation and uncertainty – the Brazilian government, the soy industry and civil society organizations, including Greenpeace, indefinitely renewed an agreement keeping huge swathes of Amazon rainforest...

How well do you know the orangutan?

Blog entry by MeenaRajput | May 25, 2016

Next in the series, forests campaigner Richard George shares his 10 favourite facts about one of of our closest living relatives - the orangutan: 10. Orangutans are ticklish There are two kinds of ticklish. There’s the gentle...

Did you know this about tigers?

Blog entry by MeenaRajput | May 25, 2016

Next in our series, we turn to the king (and queen) of the jungle - the tiger. Here are 10 incredible tiger facts from forests campaigner Richard George: 10. Tigers have better short-term memories than humans Tigers’ have...

INFOGRAPHIC: What you should know about the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Alia Lassal | May 30, 2016

The Tapajós River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the entire Brazilian Amazon. But this river in the heart of the rainforest  and the people and ecosystems that depend on it  face a serious threat. Here’s what you need to...

Demand Justice for Berta Cáceres Flores

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:39

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Demand MPI To Release The Footage

Page | June 8, 2016 at 11:45

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Greenpeace joins Amazon People in community-led battle to save their land

Press release | June 16, 2016 at 11:25

Greenpeace has joined forces with an Indigenous Amazonian community in an unofficial demarcation of their land, deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.

Save the Heart of the Amazon

Page | June 16, 2016 at 11:57

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Protecting the Amazon, side by side with the Munduruku

Blog entry by Danicley de Aguiar | June 17, 2016

This morning I woke up in the Sawré Muybu village with a strong sense of anticipation. Today we start a series of collaborations with the Munduruku Indigenous People to defend their ancestral territories and protect the heart of the...

Greenpeace gears up to fight NZ’s first-ever “solar tax” with launch of hot desk

Press release | June 21, 2016 at 9:33

Greenpeace NZ has pooled together its renewable energy and legal experts to create a solar hot desk service that will assist people stung by New Zealand’s first-ever charge for using solar.

Environment Commissioner sends ‘please explain’ note to Government

Press release | June 29, 2016 at 12:44

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has sent a ‘please explain’ note to the Government over its woeful record on climate change, rivers and oceans.

8 Photos Take You Inside the Movement to Save the Amazon

Blog entry by Rolf Skar | June 30, 2016

The Munduruku indigenous community is trying to save its land — and with it the heart of the Amazon Basin — from a destructive mega-dam. I was lucky enough to spend a week with them fighting against deforestation and Amazon destruction...

What if you were murdered simply for speaking up for the planet?

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 7, 2016

Shocking new research  reveals at least 185 environmental activists were murdered fighting for the planet last year.  It was the deadliest year on record - yet you won’t see this story in the newspapers, nor the all culprits...

The heart of the Amazon: destroyed?

Blog entry by India Thorogood | July 7, 2016

The Amazon: the threat of illegal logging, cattle ranching and soya farming are enough - but now a series of vast hydroelectric dams could flood an area around the Tapajos river, an area bigger than Greater London. The Amazon is one...

My first day with the Munduruku people

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 8, 2016

Today I arrived in the heart of the Amazon. Sawre Muybu on the Tapajos River. It was a early start because we flew from Manaus to Itaituba at 6am. The flight took us over extensive networks of rivers and forests. The deeper we...

Why I’m in the Amazon

Blog entry by Ruby Powell | July 13, 2016

I’m currently in the heart of the Amazon living amongst the Munduruku Indigenous People. We’ve set up camp and we’re here standing with them because the Brazilian Government is planning to build a mega hydrodam on the Tapajós river,...

New Zealand “must act fast” in wake of record-smashing new temperature data

Press release | July 20, 2016 at 12:07

In the wake of today’s revelation by one the world’s foremost climate institutes that the planet has just experienced the hottest six months on record, the Executive Director of Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the NZ Government to act urgently.

'The river is our blood.' Standing with the Munduruku in the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | July 21, 2016

There is nothing quite like flying over the Brazilian Amazon. The forest spreads out like an endless green carpet, crisscrossed by ribbons of water, and goes on for as far as the eye can see. Banks of clouds break up the vast sky. As...

They murdered my mother for defending the environment — help me seek justice

Blog entry by Salvador Edgardo Zuniga Cáceres | July 21, 2016

It has been four months since the murder of environmental and Indigenous rights activist Berta Cáceres, and her killers have still  not been brought to justice. Instead, the violence continues  – o n 7 July, another activist from...

The Soy Moratorium, 10 years on: How one commitment is stopping Amazon destruction

Blog entry by Paulo Adario | July 28, 2016

A decade ago, the expansion of soybeans posed an enormous risk to the Amazon rainforest. Today, this commitment proves zero deforestation is possible. When civil society, private enterprise and governments come together to...

#WorldOnFire: Forest-fire smog has no borders

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | July 29, 2016

The vast, lush, green of Siberia’s forests is black and smoldering. The fires rage on, already scorching an area the size of Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands combined - seven million hectares. I can see the haze 4500km away in ...

Solar Series - Episode 02 - The Clumpers

Video | August 3, 2016 at 16:43

How big is your rig? Here the Clumpers talking about their solar rig and dispel some of Unison's myths about the the Solar Tax. If you think a tax on solar is a bad idea, sign the petition here: http://grnpc.org/say-nah-to-the-solar..

VICTORY! Mega-dam in the heart of Amazon cancelled!

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 5, 2016

On Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: The Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) mega-dam in...

Greenpeace welcomes Landcorp’s landmark palm kernel ban

Press release | August 8, 2016 at 10:07

A major move by Landcorp to rid New Zealand farms of rainforest-destroying palm kernel has been welcomed by Greenpeace.

Tell Fonterra to ditch PKE

Page | August 9, 2016 at 11:12

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Farming, the rainforests and you

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | August 10, 2016

12 Aug 2016 - Fonterra has this morning committed to using only responsible palm oil products throughout its supply chains. This means it'll use only PKE and other palm oil products from suppliers that aren't clearing rainforest,...

Destructive palm oil company IOI let off the hook too easily by RSPO

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | August 11, 2016

A major palm oil company, which had its sustainability certificates suspended for violating rules designed to prevent the destruction of Indonesia's forests and peatlands, has had those certificates reinstated. This shocking decision...

Greenpeace welcomes first step from Fonterra on palm kernel

Press release | August 12, 2016 at 12:37

Fonterra’s announcement that it will clean up its use of palm kernel expeller (PKE) is a good first step, but the dairy giant must move towards a full phase out as soon as possible, says Greenpeace.

Genesis Energy’s link to organised crime scandal "highly disturbing" says Greenpeace

Press release | August 16, 2016 at 15:09

Genesis Energy has been named as one of a dozen New Zealand companies that bought large numbers of fraudulent carbon credits from Russia and the Ukraine, it has been revealed.

Photos that inspired millions to take action

Blog entry by Sudhanshu Malhotra | August 19, 2016

On World Photography Day, Greenpeace celebrates the power of photography to inspire action and speak truth to power. It’s a tough call to select 10 images from the more than 18,000 that Greenpeace has produced in the last 12 months.

5 alarming facts about Amazon forest fires

Blog entry by Cristiane Mazzetti | September 6, 2016

The Amazon is being burned. Here’s what you need to know. From July to November, it is fire season in the Amazon rainforest. But while fires can be a normal part of the life cycle in forests, most of the flames in the...

Mars rejects human rights tainted seafood following Greenpeace campaign

Press release | September 7, 2016 at 11:52

Greenpeace today welcomes the publication of Mars Petcare’s new plan of action to tackle human rights abuses in its seafood supply chains in Thailand.  


Three small letters destroying the rainforest

Blog entry by Nick Young | September 21, 2016

Last year, Indonesian forest fires shocked the world. Some called them ‘ the worst environmental disaster of the 21st century ’. So why hasn’t that shock turned into action - and why are fires blazing across Indonesia again? ...

Stop Rainforest Destruction

Page | September 26, 2016 at 10:20

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Help Stop One of the Greatest Human-Environmental Tragedies of 2015 From Happening Again

Blog entry by Diana Ruiz | September 26, 2016

Last year’s devastating fires in Indonesia were devastating for public health and the environment — and every one of them was a human-caused disaster. A  study  released last week by Harvard and Columbia reports that more...

A Deadly Trade-Off

Publication | September 27, 2016 at 20:27

Greenpeace has published "'Deadly trade off'': a new report which once again demonstrates that palm oil giant IOI is still involved in deforestation and draining of the rainforest - this time through their third party suppliers. The continued...

How palm oil companies like IOI have set Indonesia on fire

Blog entry by Adi Prabowo | September 28, 2016

This morning, while most of the Netherlands was still asleep, my colleague Nilus and I - along with dozens of Greenpeace activists - slipped into Rotterdam’s port facilities. The temperature is just eight degrees celsius, my first time...

Say No to Seabed Mining

Page | September 28, 2016 at 10:05

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Food and Farming

Hub | October 4, 2016 at 15:47

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To live in peace, meet the Japanese community fighting for their forest

Blog entry by Takashi Morizumi | October 25, 2016

For 20 years, the people of Okinawa, Japan have opposed the construction of a US military base that will damage the marine environment and endangered sea creatures like the Japanese dugong. Now the construction threatens to take over...

One year later and no justice: Communities affected by dam disaster speak out

Blog entry by Fabiana Alves | November 10, 2016

This past Saturday – 5 November, 2016 – hundreds of people gathered at the ruins of the Bento Rodrigues school in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. They were there out of remembrance, and to call for justice. Exactly one year...

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | December 1, 2016

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

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...

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