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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...

Too long to wait: Russia’s Dvinsky Forest could be lost in a decade

Blog entry by Erika Bjureby | December 13, 2016

Home to eagle-owls, wolverines, brown bears, rare plants and animals, the Dvinsky Forest is one of the last remaining Intact Forest Landscapes in the European part of Russia. Intact Forest Landscapes (IFL) in Russia are huge...

"Our forest is shedding tears" — a Munduruku woman fights for Indigenous rights

Blog entry by Vânia Alves | December 16, 2016

On November 27, the Munduruku Indigenous People traveled from their home in the Amazon to Brazil’s capital to demand the official recognition of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land on the Tapajós River. The Brazilian government is planning...

Greenpeace warns more algal blooms to come with planned Hurunui irrigation dams

Press release | January 12, 2017 at 15:53

Greenpeace warns that the toxic algal bloom and public health warning currently present on the Hurunui River will only become more frequent if the Hurunui Irrigation dams go ahead.


Revealed: HSBC is funding forest destruction

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | January 17, 2017

Today we’ve let the cat out of the bag that HSBC - one of the biggest banks in the world - is funding destructive palm oil companies. Now its customers are waking up to the news that the bank card in their pocket is linked to the...

HSBC exposed as the banker behind Indonesia’s deforestation crisis

Press release | January 17, 2017 at 13:17

Greenpeace International exposed in a new report today how HSBC, Europe’s largest bank, loaned hundreds of millions of US dollars to some of the most destructive palm oil companies in Indonesia. [1]

HSBC: Stop Funding Forest Destruction

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Battle over solar tax heats up as full hearing announced

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 8:46

An extra charge for solar users, deemed a “tax on solar”, will soon be challenged in a full hearing after an independent authority agreed it needed to be “fully tested”.

Blooming dangerous in Canterbury

Press release | February 8, 2017 at 14:07

Tired of being told your dogs might die if you take them down to the river? Greenpeace is warning there’ll be lots more toxic algal blooms afflicting South Canterbury rivers if a controversial irrigation scheme to expand dairying goes ahead.

New HSBC ‘no deforestation’ policy first step towards sustainable palm oil finance

Press release | February 21, 2017 at 6:53

HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil companies. [1]

HSBC promises to cut ties with forest-trashing palm oil companies

Blog entry by Annisa Rahmawati | February 22, 2017

There's been a major breakthrough in protecting Indonesia's forests: HSBC has committed to  breaking its links to palm oil companies destroying forests and peatlands. This is a fantastic  result for everyone who has been campaigning...

Greenpeace accuses Government of aggravating water crisis

Press release | April 27, 2017 at 14:05

Greenpeace says it’s time the Government woke up to its own advice on freshwater and stopped making matters worse.

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...

A World Without Greenpeace? How One Corporation Is Attacking Your Right to Speak for...

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 5, 2017

Your right to speak out is being threatened right now in a dizzying variety of ways, not only by oppressive governments around the world, but also by underhanded corporations who want to suppress speech through expensive lawsuits. ...

Saving Dvinsky Forest: If companies don't act, customers will

Blog entry by Alexey Yaroshenko | May 5, 2017

Speaking truth to corporations has been the backbone of Greenpeace’s global forest campaign for over two decades. Putting pressure on companies buying products from forest destruction has successfully helped protect the Great Bear...

Nothing new in Ruataniwha review - irrigation dam still a bad idea

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 10:27

The review of the Ruataniwha irrigation dam confirms Greenpeace New Zealand’s view that the dam will pollute local rivers, heighten the risk of further water contamination and is a huge economic gamble.

6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 9, 2017

Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP , corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down...

Stand up for free speech

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What’s the Story Behind Our Disappearing Act? Resolute Forest Products

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | May 17, 2017

This might be the biggest crisis Greenpeace has ever faced. A massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products , is trying to silence Greenpeace with baseless, multi-million dollar lawsuits. So what if Greenpeace disappeared...

16 (Adorable) Reasons to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | May 19, 2017

Canada's boreal forest is home to stunning landscapes and a spectacular array of wildlife. But corporate logging giant Resolute Forest Products wants to intimidate and silence people like you fighting to protect forests. Rather than...

What’s happening in Poland’s last remaining ancient forest will make you furious

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | June 30, 2017

Would you put your body on the line to stop some of Europe’s oldest trees from being cut down? That’s what hundreds of activists are doing to protect the Białowieża Forest in Poland. Fifth blockade of the Białowieża Ancient...

Greenpeace launches new educational website on anniversary of Rainbow Warrior bombing

Press release | July 10, 2017 at 14:20

Greenpeace New Zealand has today launched a new educational website about the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior, which includes a series of never-seen-before documents.

Farmers star in Greenpeace film

Press release | July 13, 2017 at 16:15

What if? Asks a new short film from Greenpeace.

Govt implicated in spy operation on Greenpeace

Press release | August 10, 2017 at 10:30

Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, is calling on the Government to “categorically deny” any knowledge of a covert spy operation that saw staff at the environmental organisation being watched daily, for years.

The world is on fire

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | August 14, 2017

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been   burning for over a week . Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.

Greenpeace tells farming leadership - show us the substance

Press release | August 22, 2017 at 16:53

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted.

Glimmer of hope for the orangutan as palm oil company bows to peat forest pressure

Blog entry by Juliet Perry | August 30, 2017

For the first time ever, a palm oil company has been forced to restore rainforest and peatland in order to continue supplying the global market. Under pressure from customers and civil society, Malaysian palm oil company FGV has...

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...

Arrests made at Greenpeace irrigation dam occupation

Press release | September 7, 2017 at 15:06

After eight hours occupying the Central Plains Waters’ irrigation dam nine people have been arrested by police and removed. All have been charged with trespass.

New World’s plastic bag poll “rigged”, says Greenpeace

Press release | September 21, 2017 at 13:06

Greenpeace has joined growing public criticism over New World supermarket’s poll on single-use plastic bags, which neglects to offer public the option of an outright ban.

Environmental ‘supergroup’ puts future government on notice

Press release | October 1, 2017 at 11:32

A ‘supergroup’ of New Zealand environmental organisations has sent an open letter to the leaders of key political party leaders as they prepare to negotiate a coalition for the next Government.

Countdown’s Bold Bag Ban praised by Greenpeace

Press release | October 4, 2017 at 11:24

Greenpeace is offering high praise to one of New Zealand’s supermarket giants today.

We Won’t Back Down: Greenpeace activists charged under Anadarko Amendment head to trial

Press release | October 5, 2017 at 10:39

The Greenpeace activists charged for putting themselves in the water in front of the world’s largest seismic oil ship have told the Government that they won’t back down, and will now face trial.

“A victory for people power”: New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag

Press release | October 10, 2017 at 13:09

Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018.

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 11:15

Govt must put search for new oil on hold after release of “disturbing” MfE climate report.

Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government

Press release | October 19, 2017 at 19:09

Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says he’s cautiously hopeful that a Labour-led Government could be a turning point for the environment.

Close the back door on big irrigation

Press release | October 25, 2017 at 11:21

Greenpeace is warning of possible backdoor taxpayer funding for big irrigation schemes.

“Hearing is believing”: Scientist exposes impacts of oil blasting on NZ blue...

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 10:43

A renowned marine ecologist at Oregon State University has laid bare the harmful impacts that seismic blasting for oil has on New Zealand’s marine life, including the blue whale.

Sarah Thomson’s “epic” court battle gives strong mandate for climate action

Press release | November 2, 2017 at 17:07

In June this year, 26-year old Hamilton law student, Sarah Thomson, spent five days in court challenging the Government over climate change targets she called “unambitious and irrational”. The case was the first of its kind in New Zealand.

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...

New permit issued for oil and gas exploration must be NZ’s last

Press release | December 20, 2017 at 17:24

Greenpeace says today's permit issued by New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals is very disappointing and must be the last if the Government are true to their word on climate change.

“Disappointing” Arctic legal decision will strengthen movement to end oil

Press release | January 5, 2018 at 12:30

Friday, January 5: In the case brought against the Norwegian Government by Greenpeace Norway for granting new oil licenses to drill in the Arctic, the Oslo District Court reached a decision yesterday afternoon, Norwegian time.

Greenpeace launches landmark expedition to bottom of the Antarctic Ocean

Press release | January 16, 2018 at 9:28

Greenpeace has today launched a campaign calling for the creation of the largest protected area on Earth - a 1.8 million square kilometre ocean sanctuary in the Antarctic.

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel as it arrives in port

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 8:48

Wednesday, 31 January:Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning,and locked themselves to it.

Climate activists locked on oil supply ship threatened with "draconian" Anadarko...

Press release | January 31, 2018 at 13:51

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from...

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Press release | February 14, 2018 at 14:09

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030.

What the heck is Sam Neill doing?

Press release | February 22, 2018 at 15:44

Images of Sam Neill chowing down on a plastic bag are doing the rounds on social media.

Helen Clark Joins Tidal Wave Of Support To Ban The Bag

Press release | February 26, 2018 at 13:08

Helen Clark, Dr Jane Goodall and actor Sam Neill are among the growing list asking the New Zealand Government for a total ban on single-use plastic bags.

A global report out today could present a major opportunity for New Zealand agriculture.

Press release | March 5, 2018 at 18:01

The Greenpeace International document released this evening exposes the catastrophic environmental impacts of industrial meat and dairy farming.

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