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Sumatran tiger Tiger dies in APP concession

Video | August 23, 2011 at 10:48

This distressing footage from July 2011 shows the agonising death of an endangered Sumatran tiger in an APP concession in Sumatra, Indonesia. There are less than 400 remaining Sumatran tigers in the wild and that number is rapidly declining as...

Has the Key Government lost its moral compass?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | September 24, 2012

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting wonder whether we're watching the death spiral of a Government that’s lost its purpose and sense of duty. It seems with each day that passes, the Government’s calamitous handling of our...

Rio+20 not the Oceans Summit but High Seas protection gains support and prominence

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 29, 2012

The Rio+20 Summit has failed to create the future that people and planet desperately need. The battle for our Oceans, though, got an extra wind at Rio. I therefore did not leave Rio depressed, but with hope and determination that...

Russia’s oil leaks – a forgotten disaster

Blog entry by Jon Burgwald | May 25, 2012

It’s late in the evening, but the sun has not yet settled here in Usinsk in the northernmost part of Russia where my Russian colleague and I arrived in a storming blizzard a few days ago. Located just at the border of the Arctic,...

Asset sales agenda sparks a movement

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 7, 2012

After the huge protest against asset sales in Auckland the week before, on Friday the Aotearoa is Not for Sale hikoi arrived in the capital to mark the end of the march from Northland. But this looks to be the beginning of a much...

Davos failed to address fundamentals – will the next Earth Summit in Rio?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | February 3, 2012

At the World Economics Forum in Davos last week, no one was denying that we face serious economic, social and environmental crises. When even the Financial Times runs a series of articles on " Capitalism in crisis ", it´s obvious...

Alive and kicking in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nur Hidayati | November 16, 2011

Since our office was threatened with closure by the South Jakarta district authority last week, our staff pulled out all the stops to keep the office open. We have had great support from Indonesian civil society leaders who see this...

The oil is less obvious but the problem is spreading

Blog entry by Dean Baigent-Mercer | October 16, 2011

The sun rose to lesser amounts of oil on the beaches of Tauranga. Even so, its removal was essential because it’s toxic and harmful to a range of wildlife and human health. The sunny day enticed hundreds of people out to help...

Will Pure Advantage fulfill its promise?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | July 11, 2011

Last Thursday I attended the launch of the new Pure Advantage campaign – a campaign led by some of New Zealand’s most successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. This group, which includes the likes of Sir Stephen Tindall,...

Burger King ditches Sinar Mas palm oil

Blog entry by nyoung | September 3, 2010

The independent audit which Sinar Mas thought would absolve it of deforestation, peatland clearance and law-breaking is now exploding in front of its face like a firework in a munitions factory. Greenpeace campaigners and...

10 simple ways to use less oil

Blog entry by nick | July 8, 2010

This entry comes by popular request. A lot of people have been asking what they can do to use less oil, and reduce demand for the sticky stuff ruining beaches everywhere. Here's my top ten, feel free to add to it in comments: 1.

Drama at climate talks – NZ agriculture plans in the balance

Blog entry by Phil | June 10, 2010

I’m currently sitting in one of the main meeting rooms at the climate change negotiations in Bonn while a major drama is unfolding – one that will determine the fate of New Zealand’s agriculture proposal in these talks. Two days ago...

Krill, baby, Krill!

Blog entry by Phil | May 27, 2010

We humans are an inventive species. We never tire of finding new ways to do things. Just as we are plundering ever-stupider places to feed our dependency on fossil fuels, so we're unerringly heading to the most environmentally-damag...

Social media can save the planet

Blog entry by nick | May 26, 2010

Don't believe it? Just look at the recent success of the Kit Kat campaign - a social media based campaign that finally convinced Nestlé to commit to removing products coming from rainforest destruction from its supply chains. ...

We rebrand BP - can you do better?

Blog entry by Kathy | May 21, 2010

Our compatriots in the UK have launched a groundbreaking new competition, inviting designers, industry experts, and members of the public, to redesign oil giant BP’s logo to better reflect the company’s modus operandi.   The...

Wake up or become clones!

Blog entry by jacko | April 19, 2010

Okay, perhaps the headline is a tad sensationalist but after yesterday’s announcement that the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has approved genetically modified goats, sheep and cows at AgResearch’s Ruakura research...

A bit of inspiration as we head into Copenhagen

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 3, 2009

We are the last generation that has a chance to make a difference on climate change and the task can seem daunting. But, as one of the original Greenpeace activists Bob Hunter once said, Big change looks impossible when you start...

Welcome to Kampar – Greenpeace intervenes to stop forest destruction as Copenhagen...

Blog entry by Nick Young | October 30, 2009

View Map The peninsula is bounded by the sea to the North and East, the Kampar river to the south, and has smaller rivers and canals crisscrossing it. The landscape is surrounded by water – and beneath the forest is one of the...

Vindo em John!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | October 20, 2009

You think Letterman made him famous abroad? Sign On is working equally hard to boost Prime Minister John Key's profile offshore. Thanks to the campaign, his name is appearing on iconic statues the world over, from Sweden to Norway to...

SEMINAR: New Zealand, the palm industry and rainforest destruction

Blog entry by nick | October 19, 2009

Come and learn more about the campaign to stop imports from palm industry and protect the old growth forests and people of Indonesia and West Papua. Speakers Simon Boxer: Greenpeace senior climate campaigner Max Purnell: Independent...

Inside a Forest Carbon Scam

Blog entry by nick | October 16, 2009

Coal and oil companies are using forest offset projects to try and cheat the climate. Our new report Carbon Scam investigates how American Electric Power, BP and Pacificorp - all investors in the Noel Kempff Climate Action Project in...

Bouquet for Bill - brickbat for Nick

Blog entry by Geoff Keey | August 7, 2009

Question Time in Parliament yesterday was dominated by climate change, with debate on targets, smart farming and Keisha Castle-Hughes.  A couple of events really stood out. Climate Change Minister Nick Smith gave a shocker of an...

Greenpeace shuts down coal terminal in Australia

Blog entry by nick | August 4, 2009

(C) Greenpeace/Pratten Breaking news from across the ditch: Greenpeace and Pacific activists have shut down Abbott Point coal export terminal in Queensland in protest over the impacts of climate change on Pacific islands and crazy...

An important message from a right wing capitalist

Blog entry by Geoff Ross | July 31, 2009

There's been some debate recently about the cost of setting emission reduction targets. To debate the costs is to have the wrong debate. It should be about the potential profit of emissions targets. New Zealand's biggest industries...

Kia orana/ Talofa lava

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 10, 2009

This update fresh off the boat! Greenpeace New Zealand volunteer Chino is onboard Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Pacific, helping document the impacts of climate change in the region. Chino, of Cook Island and Samoan descent,...

Go Keisha!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | July 8, 2009

An open letter from Sign On ambassador Keisha Castle-Hughes to Prime Minister John Key appears in today’s Samoan Observer newspaper . John Key is currently in Samoa as part of a four-day trip to four Pacific Island countries. In the...

Arctic Sunrise on Top of the World

Blog entry by nick | July 1, 2009

Another update from Dave on the Arctic Sunrise in the Arctic ... The crew of the Arctic Sunrise is on top of the world today, for many mindblowing reasons. As I write this, the ship is nudged up against the sea ice of the Arctic...

Arctic Impacts Expedition: Amongst Icebergs

Blog entry by nick | June 28, 2009

Dave Walsh writes from on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise : Greetings from Baffin Bay! As I write this from the campaign office on board our ship, the Arctic Sunrise , blue and white icebergs appear through the sea mist.

Voices from the Pacific

Blog entry by Keisha Castle-Hughes | June 18, 2009

Hi there everyone! Just a quick note about the Sign On campaign. Initially, I wanted to be a part of the campaign because I believe in what it stands for. I am always very wary of what I agree to do, too much and it takes away from...

Hope emerges from Fieldays

Blog entry by sboxer | June 16, 2009

The economic downturn in dairying is New Zealand’s best chance for a farming revolution. Our ‘Tried and True’ dairy at the 2009 Fieldays worked a treat. We were able to communicate directly with the farming and rural sector about how...

Day 3 at the Fieldays

Blog entry by jacko | June 12, 2009

Free samples of value added dairy products Well, it’s raining – and our dairy has turned into a ‘leaky building’. But, it’s only dripping on us and not the products or the punters, so all’s good. Yesterday was busy – a sunny day...

Day two at the Greenpeace Fielday dairy

Blog entry by Phil | June 11, 2009

Margaret Jones visits the Greenpeace dairy at fieldaysMargaret Jones is almost 90 but nothing is slowing down her personal crusade to make the world a better place. She’s been coming to the fieldays for 17 years promoting organic...

Bachelors and bottles – Greenpeace hits the Fieldays

Blog entry by Kathy | June 10, 2009

I’ve always liked milk bottles (the lolly variety that is). And I’m quite partial to rural bachelors. So I’m feeling quite at home here at the Fieldays. Apart from the sweets and blokes, the site is a seething mass of people and...

Palm oil action in Finland

Blog entry by nick | May 13, 2009

Before most of us even had our first cup of coffee this morning, 32 activists from Finland and Sweden were up and taking action at a palm oil diesel refinery in Porvoo, Finland. Neste Oil, an oil refining company that is largely owned...

Antarctic Treaty 50th anniversary meeting

Blog entry by Karli | April 20, 2009

I'm Karli and I'm the oceans campaigner at Greenpeace NZ but right now I'm in Baltimore attending 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty. My first impressions arriving to this historic  meeting of the Antarctic Treaty parties was...

Report from Baltimore: 50th Anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty

Blog entry by bunny | April 15, 2009

Here's a on the sport report from Richard Page, defending Antarctica this week from Baltimore USA! There are as many facets to the work of a Greenpeace campaigner as an iceberg; and like an iceberg, much of the work is unseen. This...

Neighbourly SOS - will we heed it?

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2009

The latest from Greenpeace Political Adviser Geoff Keey in Bonn - It’s 11pm. I’m sitting outside a small meeting room at the UN climate talks in Bonn with five of my Greenpeace colleagues. We’re waiting for people inside to come...

Hannibal Lactater

Blog entry by Kathy | April 6, 2009

Saturday was agriculture’s day in the sun at the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, with delegates discussing options for reducing the sector’s growing greenhouse gas. New Zealand made a presentation during the day and then in the...

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins another award

Blog entry by Phil | March 24, 2009

"We’re all in this together – I don’t believe there’s a left or right, or here or there… The human species is the only animal that we know that destroys – with conscience – their environment and we need to change that." - Daniel Beltra...

Kneejerk espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and violence

Blog entry by Nick | March 10, 2009

The Ecologist Film Unit's second release documents how espionage, news manipulation, legal threats and even violence have become the knee-jerk response of Government and big business to the increasingly vocal concerns of environmental...

Don the Swan Don!

Blog entry by Kathy | November 4, 2008

This is how good Fed Farmers President Don Nicholson would look in his personalised Swandri, if he was just brave enough to slip it on. Back in July, Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to new Federated Farmers President Don...

Bovines on buses

Blog entry by Kathy | October 6, 2008

It’s not quite snakes on planes, but Greenpeace’s new advertising campaign featuring cows on buses certainly gives new meaning to the term “movable feast” (if you’re not a vegetarian that is). The ads are intended to highlight the work...

The Esperanza arrives in PNG to protect forests and save the climate

Blog entry by Nick | September 1, 2008

Originally posted by Lisa on making waves Greenpeace Australia-Pacific has launched our Forests for Climate tour with a colourful welcome in Papua New Guinea. Our ship, Esperanza, will tour the region protecting forests and...

Weaning off the pasture crack

Blog entry by Kathy | August 6, 2008

Another fantastic edition of new magazine GOOD has just hit the shelves, with one of the highlights being the article “The Real Dirt on Dairy Farms” (see page 4). Written by environmental reporting stalwart Dave Hansford, the piece...

Shale or sealife?

Blog entry by Greg | July 25, 2008

One ship from SOF's flotilla on July 20 After the USA company Queensland Energy Resources (QER) announced its proposal to build a shale oil mine in Whitsunday, Australia, Save Our Foreshore (SOF) - a local community group aiming to...

Pedersen’s parting shot way off target

Blog entry by jacko | June 26, 2008

I get really annoyed with the rants from departing industry heads as they try to ‘leave us wanting more’ before they exit stage left. And so it was with Charlie Pedersen, soon to be ex-federated farmers president. Yesterday he...

100 per cent pure misnomer – how clean green NZ is slipping from its perch.

Blog entry by Kathy | June 5, 2008

Land conversion happening in the Tahorakuri Forest near Taupo on the North Island. The land is being converted into large-scale intensive dairy farms. Greenpeace/John Cowpland Today New Zealand is playing host to the UN-sponsored...

One of the Arts of Greenpeace

Blog entry by RobT | May 16, 2008

It's more than 15 years that I've now been working for Greenpeace, and normally my work involves making the near impossible high profile projects happen on budgets that are way too small with human resources that are far too few. This...

End of the tour but the fight goes on

Blog entry by Kathy | April 16, 2008

Waving goodbye to the Warrior (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov Six weeks ago I packed my trunk in my bedroom in Grey Lynn Auckland, boarded a bus and rode downtown to Princes Wharf. There I walked up the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior. It...

Nisshin Maru Arrives in Tokyo after failed "research" in the Southern Ocean

Blog entry by Nick | April 16, 2008

Research Failed (C) GREENPEACE Japan's factory whaling ship, the Nisshin Maru was "welcomed" into Tokyo earlier today, by Junichi and our team from Greenpeace Japan, along with the word "failed" to accompany the ubiquitous and...

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