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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...

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,...

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...

Major palm oil company promises to protect forests

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | April 28, 2017

There's been a major development in our campaign to protect Indonesia's forests. IOI, one of the largest palm oil traders in the world, has just made a significant commitment to protect rainforests . If put into practice, this...

We shall not be moved

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | September 7, 2017

This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient   Białowieża  Forest. Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery...

Anti-whaling activists granted bail in Japan

Press release | July 15, 2008 at 0:00

Two Greenpeace Japan activists, arrested and charged for intercepting a box of whale meat illegally smuggled off the Japanese whaling fleet, have been released on bail, after 26 days in custody.

BRIEFING: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

The New Zealand Government’s expansion of industrial dairy increasing climate change. Greenpeace has revealed through the Governments own figures and through investigative photo and video documentation the true extent of the expansion of...

The Fonterra Connection

Publication | August 22, 2009 at 20:22

Fonterra has introduced supplementary feeds such as imported palm-based animal feed which is changing dairying from pastoral to industrial. Palm-based animal feed imports have increased 2,700 fold since 1999. This is part of an overall trend...

Nestle concedes its products play part in rainforest destruction

Press release | March 18, 2010 at 0:00

Food and beverage company Nestle has overnight suspended direct contracts with its main supplier of palm oil, after a Greenpeace report was released implicating the company in the destruction of rainforest, which is pushing orangutans to the...

Govt reneges on mining promises

Press release | March 14, 2010 at 0:00

The Government’s assurances of "boutique", "surgical" mining in areas with low conservation value seem to have disappeared down a mine shaft, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace takes further action on Fonterra climate crime

Press release | October 10, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace has renewed its call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact, by painting a large slogan reading “Fonterra climate crime” on a shipment in the Port of...

National’s forestry policy ignores the obvious

Press release | September 24, 2008 at 4:33

National needs to tackle corporate dairy farming’s role in deforestation if it wants to truly improve forestry in New Zealand, says Greenpeace.

Greenpeace reveal Dairy expansion out of control

Press release | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace has today revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers are currently replanting over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Climate crime exposed

Feature story | October 28, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace took action against New Zealand's biggest contributor to climate change -- intensive corporate dairy farming.

Brazilian slaughterhouses fail to fully meet first deadline for stopping Amazon...

Feature story | April 7, 2010 at 0:00

In a meeting on April 5th with Greenpeace, the major slaughterhouses of Brazil — including JBS/Bertin, Marfrig and Minerva — showed insufficient progress to comply with the first step in the Zero Deforestation Agreement they signed six months ago...

Fonterra's Climate Crimes: A call to action

Feature story | November 17, 2009 at 0:00

Just before dawn this morning Greenpeace activists shut down a mine pit at the Southland ‘New Vale’ lignite coalmine. This was the third of a series of actions targeting Fonterra’s climate crimes. Support is now building for a public protest at...

Landmark Amazon soya moratorium extended

Feature story | June 18, 2008 at 6:37

The announcement from soya traders in Brazil to extend a moratorium on soya expansion, provides hope for the Amazon rainforest. We're not out of the woods yet, but this decision and the history of campaigning which got us here should be...

Greenpeace reforests Landcorp dairy farm

Feature story | April 8, 2008 at 0:00

Everyone knows agriculture is the backbone of New Zealand's economy, however, our largest farmer - the Government-owned Landcorp - is putting the future of our most important industry and our clean green reputation at risk through large-scale...

Q&A: New Zealand's 'Clean Green Image' under threat

Publication | April 7, 2008 at 0:00

Questions and Answers. Greenpeace revealed the extent of climate-damaging dairy conversion in New Zealand with an activity in the central North Island in which 30 volunteers replanted over 1000 trees on land cleared for dairy farming.

Greenpeace Briefing: Tropical Deforestation and the Kyoto Protocol, Sept 07

Publication | September 24, 2007 at 0:00

The destruction of the world’s forests is one of the main causes of climate change, second only to the energy sector. Tropical forests contain up to 40 percent of the world's terrestrial carbon and play a powerful role in mitigating the growing...

Mining march announced for 1st May in Auckland

Press release | April 14, 2010 at 0:00

A coalition of environment groups including Greenpeace, has announced a public march against the Government’s mining plans on May 1 in Auckland.

International backlash gathers speed

Press release | March 24, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace says the kind of international backlash seen today in the Economist magazine (1) demonstrates that John Key’s Government is putting the New Zealand economy at risk with its 19th century economic thinking.

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Multimedia hub | April 17, 2010 at 0:58

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Climate Defenders

Page | December 5, 2009 at 5:47

The Climate Defenders Camp was the base for our actions in the heart of the Indonesian rainforest during October and November 2009. Our aim was to focus international attention on the critical role that protecting tropical forests has in averting...

Greenpeace warns of international backlash over mining plans

Press release | February 9, 2010 at 0:00

Greenpeace is warning the Government it could face civil disobedience and an international backlash if it proceeds with mining on conservation land.

A Time Comes: What it means to take action

Feature story | June 3, 2009 at 8:58

The six Greenpeace activists who shut down a coal power station last year made history when a UK jury agreed that they were acting to safeguard property from the impacts of climate change. A new documentary takes you behind the scenes of that...

Greenpeace opens African Office

Feature story | November 17, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace Africa has opened its first office in Johannesburg, announcing a long-term commitment to building a strong presence in Africa dedicated to tackling the most urgent environmental problems facing the continent - climate change,...

Greenpeace letter to Landcorp

Publication | April 8, 2008 at 4:23

Dear Mr Kelly Today, Greenpeace has replanted land at Tahorakuri Forest which Landcorp has converted from plantation forestry to industrial dairy, to start reversing the damage caused by Landcorp. In doing so we are demonstrating that the New...

Pulp Mills and the lock in effect

Blog entry by Kees Kodde, Forest Campaigner, GP East Asia | November 13, 2012

Asia Pulp & Paper is planning to build a huge new pulp mill in South Sumatra, Indonesia, although the company is still trying to publicly deny it.  This will reportedly be one of the world’s biggest pulp mills, with a planned...

Seen P&G's Thank You Mom? Find out the hidden truth.

Video | March 7, 2014 at 11:52

Procter & Gamble is buying palm oil from companies that are destroying the forest home of orangutans, elephants and tigers. Share this film to expose P&G and help orangutans.

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

10 shocking facts showing how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s rainforests

Blog entry by Nick Young | November 21, 2015

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

A surprising meeting with Fonterra

Blog entry by Russel Norman | December 9, 2015

In the very first high-level meeting between Greenpeace and Fonterra , Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings told me on Friday that Fonterra does not want to be implicated in deforestation in Indonesia. This is real progress and it was...

Sack Simon: The forgotten forest is a bridge too far

Blog entry by Ana Mules | April 9, 2014

Sneaky buggers those forests. Hard to keep track of. One minute they’re there, next they aren’t… a bit like Members of Parliament. In today’s opinion piece TV3’s Political Editor Paddy Gower asked: “Is Simon Bridges asleep...

Consumer power! Procter & Gamble decides to wash its bad palm oil away

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | April 10, 2014

About 400,000 emails to Procter & Gamble CEO. Thousands of phone calls to P&G offices around the world. Dozens of protests throughout the planet. 7300 Sumatran orangutans at risk of being made homeless. ...

People power the winner on the day

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | March 17, 2015

The battle to save an ancient kauri tree from execution-by -property developer is over: Something is still standing…and it’s certainly not the leg of the Auckland City Council. For several days the nation has been transfixed on...

Indonesia fires: "I'm tired of being made sick by this smoke"

Blog entry by Rahmi Carolina | November 4, 2015

All rights reserved . Credit: Ardiles Rante / Greenpeace When I was young my friends and I would visit our local river, just a short walk from our small town in Pangkalan Kerinci, upstream of Riau's peatland...

4 Ways to stop Indonesia's forest fires

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | November 5, 2015

A brief spell of  rainfall  in Indonesia has minimised the number of fire hotspots that have been broadcasting toxic smoke across the country…for now. Here are four ways to solve the stop the Indonesian forest fires once and for all. ...

It’s time to end forest and peatland destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | November 11, 2015

I am a forest campaigner for Greenpeace. I’ve just returned to Christchurch from Indonesia and have bad news to report: Fires are raging through the Indonesian rainforest and peatlands again this year. Every year, these fires grow more...

5 Times Drone Footage Revealed the Environmental Destruction We Couldn't See

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | November 18, 2015

Even when we’re making dramatic transformations to our world – through deforestation, industrialisation, and fossil fuel extraction and use – it can be hard to see how large the scars we’re creating are.  That is, until you zoom out. ...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | November 21, 2015

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | February 25, 2016

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

Palm oil: who’s still trashing forests?

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | March 3, 2016

How ‘clean’ is the palm oil used by major brands around the world? Today, we’re releasing the results of our investigation into which companies are keeping promises to stop deforestation in Indonesia for palm oil.  Take a look now to...

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...

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...

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...

Protecting what protects us

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | December 7, 2016

The diversity of nature is essential to ensure our planet remains habitable. That is why we need to stand up to all those who endanger the global web of life – those who plunder the Commons for private gain. Back in 1992,...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Great Northern Forest

Blog entry by Juha Aromaa | December 7, 2016

The Great Northern Forest has many names. Scientists see The Great Northern Forest as the boreal forest ecosystem - the global coniferous forest blanketing the northern hemisphere. The Russians traditionally call it “Taiga”. If you...

"In the same boat"

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 15, 2013

When we last met the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) I had hoped that his expression that "we are in the same boat", in terms of protecting the country’s environment, would withstand the test of time. To a great...

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