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  • Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - 23 May, 2013 at 10:27 7 comments

    Leatherback Turtle in West Papua

    Every day is Turtle Day when you're an ocean campaigner…

    When I heard it was World Turtle Day, I hatched a plan. I know that to an international audience 'turtle' covers a multitude of reptile species, but rather than getting all Queens' English-y ... Read more >

  • Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

    Blogpost by Laila Williams - 22 May, 2013 at 16:04 15 comments

    Misrepresentations of Herakles Palm Oil Project

    Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need".

    Yet this week Herakles... Read more >

  • Our second ship tour of the Indian Ocean as part of the campaign for sustainable tuna fisheries ended last week. Combined with last year's tour, Greenpeace has been patrolling the region for illegal and unsustainable fishing practices for five out of ... Read more >

  • International Biodiversity Day in photos

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - 22 May, 2013 at 6:41 3 comments

    Whale Sharks in Cenderawasih Bay © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace Read more >

    On this International Day for Biological Diversity, we want to show you stunning images from one of the world’s richest places in biodiversity: Indonesia. From whale sharks, to abundant coral reefs and forests teeming with life, the Greenpeace ...
  • Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen - 21 May, 2013 at 14:00 1 comment

    Conflict Timber Action in Caen Port

    To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision that fits the... Read more >

  • Time for civil disobedience

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - 17 May, 2013 at 21:21 1 comment

    The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited. The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by the self interest of... Read more >

  • 16 May 2013

    "Thank you SBY for the forests moratorium". Local community members in Manokwari, West Papua, welcome the Rainbow Warrior during its tour of Indonesia. © Greenpeace / Paul Hilton


    I have been fielding calls non-stop over the last couple of days, because as you may have noticed, there has been widespread coverage lately (see here, here and here) on the Indonesian government’s extension of its forest moratorium.

    It’s g... Read more >

  • I Love Arctic meets Arctic Council

    Blogpost by Markus Power - 16 May, 2013 at 14:00 4 comments

    The air was abuzz this morning in Kiruna. As delegates and press were mingling in the breakfast hall, Foreign Ministers were entering their policed motorcades and a group of Greenpeace volunteers was making final preparations to greet the decision mak... Read more >

  • Arctic Council Foreign Minister's Meeting

    The Arctic Council — the body concerned with the future management of the region — met today in Kiruna, Sweden’s most northern city, built around the world’s largest underground iron mine. As is perhaps inevitable when digging an enormous hole in th... Read more >

  • A beacon of hope in the Arctic Council's shadow

    Blogpost by Jon Burgwald - 15 May, 2013 at 9:05

    Peoples' Arctic Conference

    I’m here in a city called Kiruna in the northern part of Sweden, just inside the Arctic Circle. It is a small city with less than 20,000 inhabitants and in the foggy scenery, one thing stands out: The worlds’ largest underground iron mine, which can...

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  • Bringing the voice of 17,000 people to Kiruna

    Blogpost by Markus Power - 14 May, 2013 at 19:23 1 comment

    I love Arctic demonstration in Bangkok

    Almost there! My train is slowly approaching Kiruna, a city in the very North of Sweden, right above the Arctic Circle. Looking outside the window, I see the beautiful, snow covered landscape of Lapland, home to the Sami, the Indigenous Peoples who ...

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  • Knowledge is key to biodiversity, not technology

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - 14 May, 2013 at 15:53 1 comment

    A farmer in Cameroon

    Agribusiness and commodity traders are thin on the ground at this week’s FAO conference in Rome on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Despite its title, this event is of little interest to Big Food. After all, this conference is about feeding ... Read more >

  • Forest destroyer kicked out of club

    Blogpost by Suzanne Kroger - 14 May, 2013 at 11:53 3 comments


    It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one.

    Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palma, has (finally) been ejected... Read more >

  • Opening remarks at the Peoples' Arctic Conference in Kiruna, Sweden:

    Greetings my friends, and welcome to the conference, the Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow. My name is Kumi Naidoo and I have the pleasure and honour of welcoming you h... Read more >

  • The levels of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. The last time levels were this high global average temperatures eventually reached 3 or 4C° higher than now, the polar regions we...

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