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Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 11:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

Environmentalist protest use of timber from illegal loggers

Press release | 29 March, 2005 at 0:00

Activists from Greenpeace and Quercus today have taken action to close the main gate of Vicaima near Porto in protest at the company's continued use of timber from illegal and destructive logging from the world's ancient forests. At 7am this...

Greenpeace highlights illegal logging as EU prepares to vote on new laws

Press release | 3 September, 2008 at 0:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have today stopped the loading of timber, from a logging concession riddled with illegalities, onto the log ship Harbour Gemini in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The timber was bound for China, a key...

Daily News: Renewable energy “hot” according to the U.N. and Greenpeace continues to...

Blog entry by Angela S | 5 May, 2011

Top News: Workers enter the number one reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant; Greenpeace continues its radioactive testing and Indonesia joins the fight against illegal logging. © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace...

Activist on the anchor chain of the Saga Tide, 2001

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 23:47

A Greenpeace activist, Mannes Ubels, is sprayed with a high pressure hose while holding on to the anchor chain of the Saga Tide, which is importing timber from Canada's Great Bear rainforest to the Netherlands, 2001. The Great Bear Rainforest...

Stopping a train of African tropical wood

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 0:02

Greenpeace activists are carried away after stopping a train of African tropical wood, imported by Fritz Jaeggi, in Koblenz, Switzerland, 2000.

UK Home Office: ancient forest crime scene

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 0:06

Greenpeace activists declared the site of the UK's new Home Office Headquarters in 2003 an ancient forest crime scene, while climbers hung a banner from a crane reading "Rainforest Demolition Site". Greenpeace's undercover investigations revealed...

'Save forests, save climate - EU Timber law now'

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 0:25

A tree installation in Brussels in 2008. The banner reads "Save forests, save climate - EU Timber law now" behind a 12-meter Amazon tree unveiled by activists as part of a multi-media installation by the acclaimed Brazilian artist, Siron Franco,...

Queen Sofia's Museum

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 0:11

Greenpeace activists seal the entrance to Madrid's Queen Sofia Museum in 2005 and declare it a forest crime scene. Greenpeace discovered that the museums newly opened extension was built using timber bought from companies involved in the illegal...

Activist at top of the crane of the Meltemi

Image | 6 July, 2010 at 15:25

Greenpeace activist, Josevi, after spending night at top of the crane of the Meltemi, 2002. On the ship's decks, you can see the 'blood timber' from Liberia, which was used as a means of arming Charles Taylor's war on the people of Liberia.

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