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Biosafety Protocol becomes law

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 0:00

When the tiny pacific nation of Palau ratified the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety last Friday, the way was cleared for the world's first legally binding agreement that reaffirms the sovereign right of countries to reject imports of...

Whaling Commission shifts to conservation

Feature story | 17 June, 2003 at 0:00

In a great move forward for oceans in crisis, conservation-minded countries tipped the balance in favor of whales, dolphins, and porpoises at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting yesterday. They passed a resolution called the...

Students in Iraq

Image | 17 June, 2003 at 0:00

Students in Iraq, whose school was made radioactive by waste from the Tuwaitha nuclear research facility.

Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock

Press release | 16 June, 2003 at 0:00

In an inspiring move the 55th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Berlin today passed a resolution that makes conservation central to the work of the IWC and will help protect the World’s whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Wolverine high in a tree.

Image | 15 June, 2003 at 1:00

Wolverine high in a tree.

Greenpeace activists scale Berlin’s 365m

Image | 15 June, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists scale Berlin’s 365m Television Tower, the Fernsehturm in Alexanderplatz and suspend a large inflatable whale from the tower’s point with banner reading IWC ACT NOW.

Whale over Berlin

Press release | 15 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today scaled Berlin's 365m Television Tower, the Fernsehturm in Alexanderplatz, to suspend a large inflatable whale from the tower's point and hang a banner reading 'IWC act now'.

UN Biosafety Protocol puts US-led GMO lobby on the defensive

Press release | 14 June, 2003 at 0:00

The aggressive US-led campaign to force worldwide acceptance of genetically engineered food and seeds suffered a setback on Friday when Palau became the 50th country to ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Greenpeace welcomes the entry...

Shipbreaking campaigners

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 1:00

Shipbreaking campaigners, Ramapati and Sunita, hand over a ships bell from a toxic ship scrapped in Asia to British government officials.

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia.

Valencia (Spain) Greenpeace activists from

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 1:00

Valencia (Spain) Greenpeace activists from the SV Rainbow Warrior boarded today the MV Honour, which is carrying timber from forest destruction in Cameroon. The Honour was forced to anchor outside Valencia harbour.

Rainbow Warrior boarded by Spanish Civil Guard

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 0:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was boarded this afternoon by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia. The Rainbow Warrior has been sent to anchor and the captain and two activists who...

Greenpeace intercepts timber from Cameroon's Rainforest

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today intercepted the, MV Honour, a transport vessel carrying timber coming from the rainforests in Cameroon. Activists from onboard the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship, prevented the ship from entering the Valencia...

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

Senior manager of shipping company MSC accepts

Image | 10 June, 2003 at 1:00

Senior manager of shipping company MSC accepts a ships bell from a toxic ship scrapped in Asia.

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