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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...

Companies like Mattel are still pushing Sumatran tigers to the brink

Blog entry by Phil Radford | June 14, 2011

Mattel's paper purchasing polices are weaker than Ken’s plastic handshake. Poor Barbie. She’s survived fifty years of bad outfits, sudden beheadings at the hands of younger brothers and the wrath of feminists everywhere. Underneath...

Draft moratorium on forest destruction falls short

Blog entry by Jess Miller | February 28, 2011

Days before the President of Indonesia is set to announce a moratorium on forest destruction, we’ve got a copy of the draft moratorium, crunched the numbers and the news is not good. The data shows this proposed moratorium does...

The Amazon’s ability to withstand climate change weakened by severe drought

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter, Greenpeace Science Unit | February 4, 2011

This year an important Amazon river tributary, the Rio Negro, fell to its lowest ever recorded level. Droughts are likely to occur more frequently and become more intense in the future due to climate change. Image: Rodrigo Baléia /...

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...

Google Wants to Help Nations See the Forest for the Trees

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | December 6, 2010

The Cool IT team is in Cancun this week at the International Climate Change Conference (COP16), where delegates are deep in the weeds of a global policy debate on how to cut carbon emissions. While countries are striking deals and...

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...

'In the middle of the Amazon Basin, people have no water to drink'

Blog entry by Rodrigo Baléia, Photographer | November 12, 2010

Rodrigo Baléia has been photographing the Amazon Basin for the past decade. He has become accustomed to the constrasts embodied by this unique region and through his lens he has captured both the beauty and the destruction of the...

A kiwi in Indonesia

Blog entry by Dean | November 4, 2010

(C) GREENPEACE / Dean Baigent-Mercer I've just returned from Indonesia where I've been working with Greenpeace towards protecting Indonesian rainforests and habitats of orang-utan and Sumatran tigers. I was hoping to stay in the...

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...

How our Nestle campaign travelled around the web

Blog entry by nyoung | November 1, 2010

The Sinar Mas influence map by Salter Baxter Is it a tube map for spiders? A diagram of the galactic core? No, it's an analysis of our ongoing Sinar Mas campaign, specifically the way it has evolved online. Communication...

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. ...

The importance of Indonesia

Blog entry by bex | October 20, 2010

I was hoping to write my first post in Indonesia from the Rainbow Warrior. As it turns out, the Warrior is anchored out at sea, waiting for permission to get into the country from the Indonesian government. The ship and crew have...

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...

Sinar Mas remains a notorious forest destroyer, its own audit shows

Blog entry by nyoung | August 11, 2010

An important fact about the Sinar Mas group: it is destroying carbon-rich rainforests and peatlands in Indonesia, including endangered wildlife habitat. If you take away one thing from this post - that’s the most important. Today, ...

What happened after you left that comment on Nestlé's Facebook page?

Blog entry by nyoung | August 10, 2010

Remember this? ““Social media: as you can see, we’re learning as we go. Thanks for the comments.” On March 19th that was the status message on Nestlé’s Facebook fan page - which had already been under siege for three days. The...

Schedule 4 back-down won’t solve the problem

Blog entry by Kathy | May 10, 2010

Predictably, the Government is gearing up to backtrack on some of the more extreme and unpalatable elements of its mining proposals . At a National Party regional conference in Masterton at the weekend, both John Key and Gerry...

Biggest protest march in living memory

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | May 1, 2010

We expected 20,000. We HOPED for 30,000. We got nearly double that. In the biggest protest march in living memory,  50,000 turned out on Queen Street today to march against the Government's mining plans. The photos say it all (see...

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...

2 days til mining march!

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 29, 2010

Just two days now until the massive anti-mining march in Auckland! Right around the North Island, placards are being painted and buses organised to transport people to the City of Sails to have their say.  Just incase what's at stake...

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...

THEY SAY MINE, WE SAY OURS – Auckland march

Blog entry by Kathy Cumming | April 14, 2010

Greenpeace, along with a bunch of other organisations, has announced an anti-mining march for May 1st in Auckland. See www.dontunderminenz.org for more information. When the Government announced its intention to mine New...

Calling Nestle

Blog entry by nick | April 1, 2010

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

International Nestle Kit Kat campaign update

Blog entry by nick | March 26, 2010

Despite (and thanks to) Nestle's attempt to supress our Kit Kat video it has now been viewed around  750,000 and over 100,000 e-mails have been sent to Nestlé. Yet Mr. Bulcke is failing to address the concerns that people...

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...

Nestlé Pull Greenpeace Ad From YouTube

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

Today, the world’s leading food and drinks company, Nestlé, had Greenpeace’s new video removed from YouTube . This is an apparent attempt to silence the truth that some of its most popular brands use palm oil from destroyed...

Kit kat update: Quick response from Nestle but not much to report

Blog entry by nick | March 18, 2010

You have to hand it to Nestle - they're quick off the mark when it comes to launching a PR offensive, and with orang-utans hanging around (and sometimes off) their premises around the UK and Europe, they've released a statement ...

Tokyo Two trial remixed by right-wing manga spin

Blog entry by nick | February 22, 2010

A right-wing publication in Japan has made a manga cartoon of the Tokyo Two trial with their own twist on the proceedings - clearly taking the side of the whaling industry. This defensive spin is something we always take as a...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

New Zealand Story - Something to be proud of

Blog entry by Nick Young | December 20, 2012

With the new Rainbow Warrior coming we got to thinking about her place in New Zealand history and about what makes us proud to be from this little nation at the far end of the world. With some help from Perendale Productions we...

Fighting climate crime - activists lock down logging operation

Blog entry by Nick | October 29, 2008

The CLIMATE CRIME message carved into fresh dairy pasture on newly cleared forest land. Early this morning Greenpeace activists took action to stop corporate dairy's assault on New Zealand forests and the climate. In...

Smartfarming goes lakeside!

Blog entry by Kathy | October 13, 2008

Greenpeace fundraiser Chris talks through our Smartfarming campaign. Greenpeace took its Smartfarming message to the Central North Island at the weekend, with a presence at the hugely successful three-day Taupo ECOshow . Attended by...

Udder madness chez John

Blog entry by Kathy | October 30, 2008

Dairy Conversion At John Key’s Electorate Office (c) Greenpeace / Marple Following yesterday's lockdown of corporate dairy expansion in the central North Island , Greenpeace continues on its mission to have New Zealand's...

Spades in boots

Blog entry by Kathy | April 8, 2008

All is very quiet on the good ship this morning. Half the troops have abandoned their posts! Usually at this hour the mess is filled with blurry-eyed Greenpeacers, but today it is just Tapio, mad Finnish engineer, talking about the...

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