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Licence to kill

Report | 22 October, 2013 at 14:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Consumers left in the dark over unsustainable food imports

Press release | 22 July, 2015 at 14:38

Sydney, 22 July 2015: Consumers have been left in the dark over unsustainable food imports with the release of new country of origin labels that fall far short of government promises to help people make informed choices, Greenpeace Australia...

Indonesian paper company announces end to forest destruction, thanks to pressure...

Press release | 3 June, 2015 at 14:53

JAKARTA, Indonesia, 3 June 2015 - One of the world’s largest producers of pulp and paper, APRIL, has today announced an end to deforestation as part of a new ‘Sustainable Forest Management Plan’.

Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 6 May, 2015 at 15:16

New Delhi, May 5, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a government crackdown on civil society. The Indian government recently froze the environmental NGO's bank accounts, leaving just enough funds...

Indian Home Affairs Ministry attempting to shut Greenpeace India down

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 12:06

New Delhi, 14 April 2015 – Following the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again blocking Greenpeace India’s ability to receive money from overseas, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India said today:

Environmental groups and seafood industry demand better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 10:07

15 April 2015, Sydney: For the first time, an alliance of environmental and industry groups have today united to call for clear seafood labelling in Australia.

French banks reject Reef destruction, refuse to finance Galilee coal projects

Press release | 9 April, 2015 at 9:07

Sydney, April 8 2015 - Australia’s four largest banks should follow the lead set by three of France’s biggest banks and rule out financing the controversial Carmichael coal mining project in Queensland, Greenpeace Australia says.

Australia: the paper tiger?

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 12:08

Tuesday 11 November, 2014: With Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit opening in Sydney, Greenpeace is calling on the Minister to deliver tangible results.

Paper Tiger? Australia Hosts Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

Press release | 11 November, 2014 at 11:19

On 12 November 2014, Environment Minister Greg Hunt will host an Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit in Sydney. Ministers from the region and from significant aid donor countries have been invited to ‘focus on practical actions to reduce forest loss.’...

New evidence reveals Australian companies trading in paper from Indonesian forest...

Press release | 8 July, 2014 at 13:33

Jakarta, Sydney: 8 July 2014 - Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, APRIL, which is part of the RGE Group, has been caught out in photographic evidence clearing rainforests and fire-prone peatland, deceiving customers through false...

Protestors take ANZ’s AGM by storm, highlighting fossil fuel investment risks

Press release | 18 December, 2013 at 14:27

BRISBANE, 18 DECEMBER: Shareholders and bank executives will be left in no doubt about the bank’s position as number one financer of coal mines in Australia and its position as the world’s 19th largest climate offender as they made their way into...

Palm oil giant Wilmar caught in forest scandal - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 October, 2013 at 12:12

Sydney, Jakarta, 22 October, 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as the makers of Oreo biscuits, Gillette shaving products and Clearasil, are making consumers unwitting...

Palm oil leading cause of Indonesia forest destruction: RSPO leaves big brands exposed

Press release | 6 September, 2013 at 9:02

Jakarta/Sydney, 3 September 2013: The palm oil sector was the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia between 2009-2011, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s forest loss, revealed Greenpeace International in new mapping...

Saving the Reef from coal number one priority for the new Rainbow Warrior

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 9:28

Wednesday 13 March, Melbourne: The new state-of-the-art Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior sailed into Port Phillip Bay this morning, marking the start of a six-week tour. The iconic vessel is in Australia to join the campaign to save the Great Barrier...

New Rainbow Warrior tours Australia to save the Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 28 February, 2013 at 11:35

Thursday 28 February 2013: Over the next two months, Australia will host one of the world’s iconic ships, the new Rainbow Warrior. This extraordinary ship was funded entirely by donations from Australia and around the world. She will arrive in...

Historic legislation to ban illegal timber welcomed by industry, social justice and...

Press release | 20 November, 2012 at 6:59

19 November, 2012, Canberra: A broad coalition including major timber importers, retailers, environment groups and churches have welcomed the passing of the government's Illegal Logging Prohibition Bill in the Australian Senate.

Up for Grabs - Greatest land grab in PNG history exposedUp for Grabs - Greatest land...

Press release | 30 July, 2012 at 17:11

Sydney/PNG, Monday 30 July, 2012: A new report, released today by Greenpeace, details the failings of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Government and the conflicts of interest that have allowed 5.1 million hectares of customary land in PNG to be given...

Exposed: KFC’s secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 24 May, 2012 at 8:47

Sydney, May 24th 2012 – Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets – UK, China and Indonesia -...

New Gladstone coal terminal announced on eve of UNESCO visit

Press release | 7 March, 2012 at 14:34

If approved, it would result in an extra 550 coal ships passing through the reef each year – on top of the more than 10,000 coal ships expected each year.

Undercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Paper’s illegal rainforest scandal

Press release | 2 March, 2012 at 16:08

Xerox, National Geographic, Collins Debden Australia and many more implicated

Historic Legislation to Ban Illegal Timber Tabled in Parliament

Press release | 25 November, 2011 at 16:22

Sydney, 23 November, 2011: Greenpeace has welcomed long anticipated legislation that criminalises the importation of illegally logged timber in Australia.

Greenpeace stops loading of PNG’s stolen forests

Press release | 24 October, 2011 at 15:30

Paints ‘stop the land grab’ on logging ship bound for China

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