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A cargo of flitches

Image | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

A cargo of flitches, (squared logs) waits to be loaded on to the Vietnamese vessel Ha Tinh 06, on the Kumai River, adjacent to the Tanjung Puting National Park.The Ha Tinh 06 has been under suspicion of preparing to load an illegal cargo since...

World Bank, Pentagon warn: climate changing

Feature story | 22 February, 2004 at 0:00

A world thrown into turmoil by drought, floods, typhoons. Whole countries rendered uninhabitable. The political capital of the Netherlands submerged. The borders of the US and Australia patrolled by armies firing into waves of starving boat...

2004 Champion Assassin of Life on Earth - the Winners

Press release | 21 February, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today announced the winners of the 2004 Champion Assassin of Life on Earth Award. This disreputable honour is given to a country who has done the most to weaken the outcome of the UN Summit for Life on Earth and bring an end to...

Protection of Life on Earth hangs in balance after Global Summit

Press release | 20 February, 2004 at 0:00

As the UN Convention on protecting the world's rich biodiversity ended today, Greenpeace declared that the future for many threatened plants and animals still hangs in the balance. On paper, over 180 Governments have agreed on a global action...

Patagonia - Documenting melting glaciers

Slideshow | 19 February, 2004

President Lagos, Save Patagonia's Rainforest from destructive Aluminium smelter

Press release | 19 February, 2004 at 0:00

As the UN Summit for Life on Earth draws to a close in Kuala Lumpur, 50 Greenpeace activists in Santiago blocked the entrance to the Casa de la Moneda (the President's Palace) with three trucks. The activists are urging the Chilean government to...

Greenpeace activists protest in front of

Image | 19 February, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists protest in front of the Presidential palace demanding protection for the Patagonian forests.

The Stockholm Convention's entry into force a victory for the environment and our future

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 0:00

Today the 50th country ratified the Stockholm Convention, bringing it into legal force. From now on it will be mandatory for governments to protect the environment and human health from toxic chemicals. (1)

Will Ministers act to protect life on earth?

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Ministers of Environment from all over the world gathered today in Kuala Lumpur during the Summit for Life on Earth-the UN meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As environment negotiations reach a critical stage it is up to...

Kids for Forests

Feature story | 17 February, 2004 at 0:00

A lot of important politicians are currently doing a lot of talking about preserving the diversity of life on Earth at a global UN meeting. Unfortunately talking is just about the only thing they have been doing to preserve life on Earth for the...

Governments fail to stop destruction of ancient forests from illegal logging;...

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today announced the discovery of several barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park and are...

World's leading scientists urge governments to protect the deep sea

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

Over 1000 of the world's foremost marine scientists released a strong statement calling on governments and the UN to act swiftly to protect the imperilled biological diversity of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. The statement was released...

Indonesian illegal logging

Feature story | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior discovered barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia and suspected to have been extracted illegally. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park --...

Three teenagers from Thailand prepare traditional

Image | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

Three teenagers from Thailand prepare traditional drinks and food during the UN Summit for the Life on Earth (Convention on Biological Diversity.) in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Children from various parts of the world

Image | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

Children from various parts of the world offer food from their countries at the UN Summit for Life on Earth (the Convention of Biological Diversity.) In Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Their presence at the CBD is part of the Greenpeace "Kids for Forests"...

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