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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...

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...

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...

If the crackdown on protest at sea is so popular, why the shady meetings?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 10, 2013

Today, the Herald trotted out a piece based on some polling they’ve done, about the recent crackdown on protesting at sea. We’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the responses people were offered, and the actual question.

This is the impact of our daily life on the planet

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | June 7, 2015

Every day, we all make choices that impact our local area, country, and the world at large. It can be hard to make the link between your favourite chocolate treat and deforestation in Indonesia – but when you zoom out a little, the...

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...

Creative forces behind environmentalism, lit by the Mediterranean sun

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | June 24, 2013

Cannes and Greenpeace; not normally two things you'd link together. This year, however, Greenpeace made its presence known as the Southern French town glitzed and glamoured its way through summer film and media festivals. Greenpeace...

2013: The Year In Photos

Blog entry by Feature Story | January 6, 2014

The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in...

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...

Save the RMA!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | March 25, 2013

New Zealanders value their environment. We are blessed with the great outdoors, beautiful beaches and a rich diversity of nature in our very own back yard. It is what gives us that unique quality of life that is makes us the envy of...

Experts dismay at Key's attack on the RMA

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 27, 2013

Good, clean and smart economic policy must be based on good, sensible environmental safeguards. It’s the only way we can look forward to a more prosperous future. Yet John Key’s government, under the guidance of economic hatchet man...

Wiping out extinction!

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | February 7, 2013

Yesterday was a good day. It was a day that my colleagues in Indonesia and around the world feared might never come. It was a day when that we have taken a huge step closer to saving remaining rainforests of Indonesia and the...

TPPA a multinational corporate tool for undermining environmental protection law

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 5, 2012

When is a trade deal not a trade deal, but a grab by multinational corporations to undermine our environmental protection law?  When it’s the TPPA. In early December, the next round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)...

Asia Pulp & Paper in illegal rainforest scandal

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar and Nathan Argent | March 1, 2012

APP: “Zero tolerance for illegal wood”. These are the five words that say a lot but apparently mean little to a company that has made a mantra out of repeating something which is simply not true.  And today, we’ve released proof...

APP pulps trees from its own tiger sanctuary. How dumb is that?

Blog entry by Ian Duff, Greenpeace UK | December 19, 2011

This was APP's Senepis Tiger Sanctuary, until one of APP's suppliers cut down the trees. Image: Eyes on the Forest/WW Indonesia Asia Pulp and Paper – parent company of New Zealand's Cottonsoft brand and the company doing so much...

Eyes of the Forest see through greenwash

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | December 14, 2011

Today, a new investigative report reveals how Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) – the notorious Indonesian rainforest destroyer – is continuing its destruction of natural tropical forest and drainage of peat soils to make its pulp and paper...

Save the Amazon, veto the new Forest Code

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon, Greenpeace International | December 8, 2011

We are edging closer to an “ ecological calamity ” in the Amazon rainforest and a vote in the Brazilian Senate has pushed us closer to the brink. Yesterday it voted to approve destructive changes to the laws governing forest...

New Forest Code will condemn the Amazon rainforest

Blog entry by Nathalia Clark | November 30, 2011

Last week senators in Brazil approved a text that condemns the Brazilian forests, a deal between government and agribusiness made in back rooms and secret meetings, and they rejected an amendment that calls for a ten-year moratorium on...

You can close our office, but you can’t stop us

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati, Greenpeace Indonesia | November 14, 2011

We have  been warned that we may have to move out of our office in Jakarta early next week. This is the office that has been leading our campaign to stop Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) destroying the rainforests of Indonesia . But, ...

APP is on the attack but still won’t abandon rainforest destruction

Blog entry by Andy Tait, Greenpeace UK | November 8, 2011

A few days ago we revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper, the world’s most notorious rainforest destroyer and owner of the NZ Cottonsoft toilet paper brand , has lost more customers. Lots of big clients have walked away because APP keeps...

Cottonsoft's 'green' labeling called into question

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 21, 2011

With an abundance of ‘green’ labelled paper and furniture products available, we consumers have more power than ever to support a growing market for wood and paper products that do not come at the cost of biodiversity, the regulation...

Barbie and the Bog Roll – the Rainforest connection

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | October 6, 2011

Today, toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction. The move follows a Greenpeace investigation which revealed that packaging for Mattel toys...

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Blog entry by Daniel Brindis, Greenpeace USA | October 3, 2011

Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff passes by activists holding a banner reading "Brazil without poverty, is Brazil with Forests". Image: Rodrigo Baleia On a sunny afternoon this week, I waited outside Manaus’ ornate 19th century...

Cottonsoft smokescreen fools nobody as Foodstuffs launches investigation

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 2, 2011

It's been ten days since we first revealed that Cottonsoft toilet paper was linked to deforestation Indonesia and it's been busy ever since. The case against Cottonsoft is resounding, but instead of doing the right thing they've...

Cottonsoft’s hollow words

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | August 24, 2011

As the war of words continues , it would seem that Cottonsoft’s most recent statement has as much integrity as a sand castle at high tide. Following the release of our toilet paper investigation, which exposed links between...

Investigation links NZ’s Cottonsoft toilet paper to death of Sumatran tigers

Blog entry by Nick Young | August 22, 2011

UPDATE : After receiving almost 2000 emails from concerned kiwis The Warehouse has announced it will suspend all orders of Cottonsoft products. People power works!   The wholesale destruction of Indonesian rainforests...

APP rehomes a tiger after cutting down its forest home

Blog entry by Jamie | August 3, 2011

Cleared forest in Sumatra, in what was once tiger habitat The news from Indonesia today that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) has moved a tiger from one part of South Sumatra province to another in order to protect it. This is supposed...

Endangered Sumatran tiger dies in trap on APP concession in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nick Young | July 25, 2011

WARNING : this blog contains images and video footage that will upset you. Recently word came to our Greenpeace office in Indonesia that a Sumatran tiger was stuck in an animal trap in the province of Riau. It was trapped for six...

Cancun wrap up: We’re kicked out, a deal is made and Adrian Macey scores a new job

Blog entry by Jessie Dennis | December 14, 2010

In Cancun this morning there is a collective feeling similar to a hangover after an epic night out. Everyone is sharing juicy stories, some of us are still trying to figure out exactly what happened last night, some are elated, some...

Historic Indonesian forest protection deal at risk from industry

Blog entry by nyoung | November 24, 2010

Image: Will Rose / Greenpeace Norway and Indonesia are about to make history. A 1 billion USD forest protection deal between these two countries could help set Indonesia on a low-carbon development pathway and become a positive...

Deep Green: 'Becoming Animal, An Earthly Cosmology'

Blog entry by Rex Wyler | November 1, 2010

Deep Green is Rex Weyler's monthly column, reflecting on the roots of activism, environmentalism, and Greenpeace's past, present, and future. The opinions here are his own. -October 2010 “The ‘control of nature’ is a...

Rainbow Warrior ordered out of Indonesia - rainforest destruction allowed to stay

Blog entry by Rebecca | October 26, 2010

Being a part of a Greenpeace ship tour is never boring. Generally, you expect the unexpected, and then you're surprised. But even by ship tour standards, the Rainbow Warrior's recent 'tour' of Indonesia was an interesting one. ...

A chance to change history

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | October 14, 2010

I've arrived in Indonesia - a country at the frontier of deforestation and climate change. Indonesia is the planet's third largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to deforestation. Its indigenous communities are losing their...

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

The short answer: not likely. In fact, not only will they not be likely to come ‘clean’, but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas’s notorious forest destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation...

I survived Glastonbury

Blog entry by Kathy | July 9, 2010

Wayne Coyle of Flaming Lips and me! People were very excited when i told them I'd been asked to be the Greenpeace press officer at Glastonbury 2010 . "You jammy cow!" / "how did you pull that off?!?" /  "you are about to have...

The fluid definition of damage

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | April 30, 2010

"My idea of damage is different to yours" Last night i attended a lively debate on the mining issue in Wellington.  Two teams went head to head over the proposition: To Mine or Not to Mine? Wallace Chapman from TVNZ's Back Benches...

Is mining the best they've got?

Blog entry by Robyn Malcolm | April 16, 2010

I’ve spent a large part of the last few weeks in Australia for work. And I wish I could say that as a result I haven’t kept up with news on the Government’s mining plans. But it’s a funny thing, this threat to New Zealand’s most...

Calling Nestle

Blog entry by nick | April 1, 2010

In Amsterdam there was an orang-utan flashmob ... things are getting interesting!

The Kit Kat campaign goes viral

Blog entry by nick | March 19, 2010

Well, great work everyone! You've taken our Kit Kat campaign and made it your own and we have stood back in awe of it all. In only 20 hours 13 or more versions of the video uploaded by you have had 40,000 views on Youtube.com...

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