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The importance of being a big tree

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 16, 2014 1 comment

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...

GE Trees Briefing

Publication | May 29, 2008 at 11:13

Genetically engineered trees posespecific environmental risks that are even higher than those of annual crops suchas maize or soy. Trees are long lived, wild and undomesticated species that are partof natural food webs and ecosystems, and hence...

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 0:00

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...

Actions target Euro coal

Feature story | March 19, 2008 at 0:00

Europe stands on the verge of a great opportunity. Its fleet of power stations, built thirty years ago is reaching the end of its life. With climate change an undeniable threat, this is a once in a lifetime chance to turn our back on fossil fuels...

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | April 22, 2009 at 14:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | December 16, 2010 20 comments

Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the...

Not sustainable – Malaysia’s PEFC-endorsed timber just not good enough

Blog entry by Nora van de Hoeven | November 3, 2011 2 comments

A major certification scheme claiming to help consumers purchase sustainable timber has been found wanting:  Greenpeace along with several other organisations,  has launched a report on how forest certification organisation PEFC...

Amazon Deforestation in Brazil

Image | February 17, 2012 at 14:48

Logged area in the Amazon rainforest to clear land for soya plantations. The lone Brazilian nut tree belongs to the Castanheira species which is protected in Brazil since 1994. Greenpeace document a number of geographical locations in the...

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo

Image | January 1, 2000 at 1:00

Aerial view of the forest canopy in the Congo.

Rainforest in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Image | February 2, 2007 at 14:22

Expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the DRC will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity.

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