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10 shocking facts show how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s forests

Blog entry by Danielle Boobyer | 23 November, 2015 1 comment

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and orang-utans were endangered as the fires raged and a thick, choking haze swept across...

Hong Kong takes action to address illegal totoaba trade, help critically endangered...

Press release | 23 November, 2015 at 11:00

Hong Kong, 23 November 2015 - The Hong Kong government took unprecedented action to address the illegal totoaba trade on Friday by issuing summonses against the operators of two dried seafood shops that sell bladders from the endangered fish.

Uprooting illegal logging: From the Amazon to the EU

Blog entry by An Lambrechts | 20 November, 2015

Illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon is vast in scale and scope – impacting both rainforest communities and crucial habitat. This past August – during my first visit to the Brazilian Amazon – my Brazilian colleagues visited the...

FoD and #savethearctic, say whaat?

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 20 November, 2015

What do the Arctic have in common with a drama about vampires and a sitcom about a sketch comedy show? Not much, unless you take into account two actors who are keen to save our pristine wilderness to the North. True Blood star...

Under Fire

Publication | 19 November, 2015 at 8:00

Indonesia’s fire crisis, the result of decades of wholesale forest and peatland destruction, has put Indonesia’s plantation industries in the global spotlight. Global consumer companies and traders must face up to their role in fuelling this...

Palm oil giants fuelling forest fires in Borneo

Press release | 19 November, 2015 at 1:18

Jakarta, 19 November 2015 – Forest and peatland destruction by ‘sustainable’ palm oil companies is fuelling forest fires in Borneo, a new investigation by Greenpeace International has revealed.

Climate march and mobilisation cancelled in Paris - Greenpeace response

Press release | 18 November, 2015 at 23:23

Paris, 18 November 2015 - In reaction to the announcement of the non-authorisation of the climate march ahead of the Paris Climate Summit and mobilisations scheduled at the end of COP 21 Jean François Julliard, Executive Director of Greenpeace...

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | 18 November, 2015

When Greenpeace Africa and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive ambitions. Even...

Dam collapse creates environmental disaster in Brazil

Video | 18 November, 2015 at 9:40

Mud – full of dangerous metals – quickly overtook the nearby mining community of Mariana in Minas Gerais state. At least seventeen people were killed. Hundreds more have been displaced by the wall of sludge released in the dam collapse. Music:...

Dam collapse in Brazil destroys towns and turns river into muddy wasteland

Blog entry by Bruno Weis | 17 November, 2015 9 comments

On Thursday, November 5th, two dams holding millions of cubic meters of mining waste gave way – launching one of the worst environmental disasters in Brazilian history. Over 25,000 Olympic swimming pools worth of mud –...

Art is essential to activism

Blog entry by Ryan Schleeter | 17 November, 2015

The environmental movement runs on innovation. Our biggest victories aren't won by out-spending or out-muscling our adversaries. Instead, we out-maneuver. We meet big challenges with even bigger creativity. And there are few...

Apple goes solar in Singapore – will Microsoft, Amazon and Google follow?

Blog entry by Tom Dowdall | 16 November, 2015

Apple has announced it will power its data center, offices and upcoming store in Singapore with 100% solar energy beginning in 2016. Singapore is a rapidly growing hub for energy hungry data centers, making Apple’s solar deal an...

A growing tide in Europe says again: "GMOs, no thank you!"

Blog entry by Timothy Eden | 16 November, 2015 1 comment

Despite years of pressure and efforts by the European Union political elite in favour of genetically engineered (GE) crops, European citizens (all of you) and national governments from a broad range of political backgrounds have won a...

Here's why I'm celebrating Russia's fire ban

Blog entry by Anton 'Benny' Beneslavsky | 13 November, 2015

Today the Russian government has banned the burning of dry grass on agricultural land and conservation areas. This might sound somewhat trivial, perhaps for those who have never witnessed a forest fire or had a chance to stand in...

Sad, scared, alone. The baby orangutan orphaned by the plantation industry

Blog entry by Zamzami | 13 November, 2015 3 comments

For half an hour Otan wouldn't let go. Only eight months old, he already had a vice-like grip, his nails digging so deep they left half-moon imprints in the skin of his carer. If there were trees, Otan would be swinging freely from...

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