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Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | November 28, 2011 at 6:50

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

'Inception' Star Marion Cotillard's other new film

Feature story | July 22, 2010 at 20:45

Oscar-winning French actress, Marion Cotillard, has long been a supporter of the environment - and of Greenpeace. Last month, she travelled with us to the heart of the Congo rainforests to bear witness to the plundering of this ancient forest.

Hackers help destroy the Amazon rainforest

Feature story | December 18, 2008 at 1:50

High-tech smuggling operations may not be what you'd normally associate with the ongoing clearance of the Amazon rainforest, but logging companies intent on plundering it for timber have been using hackers to break into the Brazilian government's...

Indonesian forest destruction dammed

Feature story | October 30, 2007 at 19:58

Our volunteers and local forest communities have halted swamp forest destruction in Sumatra, Indonesia, by damming five canals. The damming stops the peatland from drying out and releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide.

Saving Paradise

Feature story | March 3, 2006 at 0:00

In the remote Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea, illegal and destructive logging continues to threaten both the local communities and the fragile ecosystem. So we have launched a major initiative to help indigenous communities establish their...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | October 13, 2009 at 21:01

We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction - again

Feature story | September 21, 2010 at 10:30

For the last five days a small Greenpeace team including New Zealander Suzette Jackson has been dodging security patrols, battling the heat and surviving harsh traveling conditions to reach a remote region of Indonesia to document a climate crime...

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Cancun agreement builds towards a global climate deal

Feature story | December 13, 2010 at 7:34

Governments in Cancun, Mexico, have chosen hope over fear and put the building blocks back in place for a global deal to combat climate change. For the first time in years, governments put aside some major differences and compromised to reach a...

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | May 11, 2009 at 22:55

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

It's the ecology, stupid!

Feature story | April 27, 2009 at 23:07

As senior diplomats and politicians from 17 countries headed towards the US State Department building in Washington DC, this morning, they couldn’t have missed a couple of Greenpeace climbers dangling below a huge banner bearing a picture of our...

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Feature story | February 1, 2009 at 19:45

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | November 10, 2008 at 0:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

Forests for Climate tour in Indonesia

Feature story | October 7, 2008 at 0:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests - the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

We've stopped an illegal logging ship

Feature story | September 3, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists have stopped a ship loading piles of logged timber from the Paradise Forests of Papua New Guinea. The peaceful direct action was supported by many local people who joyously watched from boats, singing and dancing. Three activists...

Conning the Congo

Feature story | July 31, 2008 at 0:00

Just as the need to save the world’s forests for climate protection is becoming widely recognised, we have discovered that major logging companies - operating in the Congo basin - are increasingly destroying one of the most ecologically important...

Belo Monte: a big pile of… problems!

Feature story | April 20, 2010 at 0:00

A big pile of manure, specially ordered by Greenpeace to the Brazilian Government, is the best representation of what this infrastructure project means to Brazil

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | April 16, 2010 at 0:00

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

Nestlé give rainforests 'a break'

Feature story | March 17, 2010 at 11:16

Protests are taking place across Europe today beginning with around 100 Greenpeace activists, some dressed as orang-utans, heading to Nestlé’s headquarters and factories in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. They called on Nestlé staff to urge...

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of Copenhagen...

Feature story | November 25, 2009 at 0:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests. The export facilities have been shutdown by our...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 15, 2009 at 19:27

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Inglourious treehuggers dam climate change!

Feature story | November 3, 2009 at 18:56

If we told you that there was one single way to cut a fifth of global greenhouse emissions - that simply involved hugging trees - would you believe us? Probably not - but that's exactly what's required. And we've got 50 activists in the...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | May 17, 2010 at 0:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Fonterra implicated in rainforest destruction

Feature story | August 22, 2009 at 0:00

A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.

The Forest Friendly Furniture Guide

Feature story | February 7, 2008 at 0:00

Ever wonder where your beautiful BBQ table came from? Greenpeace NZ along with the Indonesia Human Rights Committee has released a new ‘Guide to Forest Friendly Outdoor Furniture Retailers‘. It shows that the majority of outdoor timber furniture...

The end of kwila

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 0:00

The demand for high end luxury flooring and furniture in China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other markets is driving the tree species, merbau (known in Indonesia as kwila), to commercial extinction.

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Global snapshot

Feature story | March 22, 2006 at 0:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will lose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests and most vulnerable ocean areas tell us.

Fighting Fonterra's Climate Crimes - again

Feature story | October 11, 2009 at 22:33

Over the weekend we renewed our call for John Key and dairy giant Fonterra to stop the import of palm based animal feed because of its devastating climate impact. Greenpeace activists painted a large "Fonterra Climate Crime" on a shipment from...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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,...

Down to Zero: How you are helping us to end deforestation in Indonesia

Blog entry by Nick Young | June 25, 2013

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia. To mark this occasion, we are launching 'Down to Zero'. This is the extraordinary...

When will companies learn that suing campaigners won't silence us?

Blog entry by Richard - Greenpeace UK | June 26, 2013

Resolute Forest Products, one of the most destructive logging companies in Canada, is suing my colleagues for $7 million . It thinks this will make them shut up about its destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest. It won't work - and I...

Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | December 18, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

The Value of Ancient Forests

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | January 8, 2014

I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with...

The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 17, 2014

We know that forests are biodiversity-rich, and we know they provide us with essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water flows and influencing  weather patterns . One ecosystem service often discussed these days is the role...

Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

Blog entry by Richardg | January 22, 2014

Forest destruction by APRIL in Sumatra, Indonesia Pressure is mounting on April, the notorious forest destroyer that is determinedly trying to pulp what’s left of Indonesia's rainforests. This afternoon, the World Business Council...

How L’Oreal committed to stop supporting deforestation

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | January 31, 2014

The world’s largest beauty and cosmetics company, L’Oreal, has made a landmark promise to remove forest destruction from the products they sell. "Because I'm Worth It" is a catchy slogan coined 40 years ago by the French cosmetics...

APP's forest conservation commitments, one year on

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | February 12, 2014

A year ago today,  Asia Pulp & Paper committed to end its role in forest destruction.  It placed an immediate halt to all forest clearance and began the road to reformation, under the watchful eyes of Greenpeace and a host of other...

Great news for the 120,000 people demanding forest-friendly products!

Blog entry by Areeba Hamid | February 18, 2014

Nearly 120,000 of you amazing people have signed the  Tiger Manifesto  just six days since it launched globally. This is incredible! And we have some good news to share with you…. ….Today, we are one step closer to forest and...

Fang you very much, #Vamps4Tigers!

Blog entry by Dannielle Taaffe | February 26, 2014

Fans of True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Twilight stormed Twitter last Friday to boost their favourite celebs’ cause of the moment:  Protect Paradise.  Thousands joined their vampire stars in calling for the protection of the...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

Photos from the orangutan cemetery

Blog entry by Michael Hedelain | March 5, 2014

Bones from an orangutan near Tanjung Puting National Park ©   ULET IFANSASTI Proctor & Gamble claims that an astonishing 4.8 billion people worldwide use their products, which include anti-dandruff shampoo Head & Shoulders. What...

Procter & Gamble don't want you to see this film

Blog entry by Nick Young | March 7, 2014

If you've turned on the television in the last few months, you might have seen Procter & Gamble's new advert 'Thank You Mom'. If so, there's another side to the story you need to see.   WARNING: This film contains graphic and...

4 reasons we all should #StandForForests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | March 21, 2014

© Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace We cannot sustain life without healthy, thriving forests. That is why Greenpeace campaigns for their protection and on this International Day of Forests, we want to share with you a few reasons why you...

Winning! Colgate to end its role in forest destruction

Blog entry by Joao Talocchi | March 25, 2014

Nearly 400,000 of you have written to P&G’s CEO. Dozens of protests have taken place in cities as diverse as Jakarta, Cincinnati and London. And thousands have taken to Facebook, Twitter and even their phones to tell P&G to...

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