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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.

The palm oil industry promises reform, but there’s still no sign of change

Blog entry by Bagus Kusuma | December 7, 2017

It was ten years ago that Greenpeace first published an investigation into Indonesia’s palm oil industry. We showed that the world’s biggest brands got their palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforests - threatening...

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...

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...

Global protests grow as KFC bosses sit in stunned silence

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | June 8, 2012

The past 10 days have seen a growing chorus of protests aimed at KFC’s destructive packaging while the company has remained totally silent over what action it will take to cut the infamous Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) out of its supply...

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...

Rio+20: The Future We Want versus the Powerpoint they negotiate ...

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | May 29, 2012

Over the last six months I have been away from home a lot watching our governments editing a powerpoint in windowless rooms. Sounds sad, I know, but the document is entitled "The Future We Want" and is not just any powerpoint. It´s...

Actions speak louder than words

Blog entry by James Turner | May 29, 2012

zoom The new Rainbow Warrior is in action to defend the Amazon and its people. Something Brazil’s President Dilma could have done yesterday by completely vetoing changes to the new Forest Code.  From the bridge, I can see...

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...

KFC’s Secret Recipe: Rainforest Destruction

Blog entry by Ian Duff | May 24, 2012

No matter what you think about fast food, you’ll no doubt agree that rainforests shouldn’t be trashed to make packaging destined for the trash. But  that’s exactly what’s happening. Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is supplying KFC with...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

"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...

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...

"I'm the eye of the tiger"

Blog entry by Rusmadya Maharuddin, Greenpeace Indonesia | September 23, 2011

Greenpeace tiger activists encounter a truck carrying logs from a natural forest on the first day of the "tiger tour", where they will travel through Sumatra to bear witness to the real condition of Indonesia's forests. Image: Ulet...

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...

Ken’s desperate phone call to Mattel about Barbie

Blog entry by Laura K | July 6, 2011

Ken’s picked up the phone. And now we’d like you to drop Mattel a call too. It’s been nearly a month now since Barbie’s secret deforestation habit was revealed to Ken in a shocking interview that has now been seen by over 1.3...

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...

When the last tree is cut...

Blog entry by JulietteH | November 1, 2010

There's a proverb that says: "When the last tree is cut, when the last river has been poisoned, when the last fish has been caught, then we will find out that we can't eat money." Looking at this photo by Daniel Beltrá, I am...

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...

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...

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...

Timber companies shift to save the forests

Blog entry by Francois | July 29, 2008

Forests are the lungs of the Earth, we know that. But, the world’s ancient forests also provide the world with water, shape the world’s climate and support as much as 90 per cent of the earth’s land-based plant and animals. They are...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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