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Greenpeace calls for urgent Presidential action in Central Kalimantan

Press release | 25 February, 2004 at 0:00

As the Greenpeace blockade of Central Kalimantan illegal logging operations continued today, the organisation called for the Indonesian President, Mrs Megawati Sukarnoputri, to demand urgent enforcement from her police force. Greenpeace has new...

Greenpeace Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Press release | 24 February, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

Greenpeace Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Press release | 24 February, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

China announces its imminent ratification of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as...

Press release | 23 February, 2004 at 0:00

China, the world's largest importer of genetically modified organisms, has announced it will soon ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. As the international community meets in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the implementation of the Protocol,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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