2012

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Turtle Recall (World Turtle Day)

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 23, 2014

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...

Celebrating island (wild) life

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | May 23, 2014

Today is the  International Day for Biological Diversity . That’s a bit of a mouthful, but put simply it’s a day officially set aside to celebrate the world’s wealth of wildlife. For 2014 the theme is Island Biodiversity. Isolated...

Spending a day with Shell

Blog entry by Phil Ball | May 21, 2014

Phil Ball, member of the Arctic30 confronting board and CEO of Shell at the  annual general meeting. May 20 2014, the Hague, Netherlands. Spending a day with Shell. At the Annual General Meeting of the oil major that is. Shell...

Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing - Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | May 19, 2014

The “irreversible collapse” of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that’s now on the cards. So what does it mean?

A frosty reception for John Key’s budget from a surprise guest…

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 16, 2014

If you go down to the concrete jungle today, you’re sure to get a surprise. If you’re in town to cut some deals, you’ll never believe your eyes. For there’s a bear who shouldn’t be there. Because she’s losing her home in the Arctic.

6 reasons stopping deforestation (still) matters

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 15, 2014

Over the past few years, we’ve gained significant ground in getting major companies to move toward forest-friendly business models. You might think that means deforestation is beginning to be a thing of the past. We want it to be.

Is the Green Party banking on an oily future?

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | May 14, 2014

Yesterday, the Green Party launched a pre-budget policy … “as a first step in accelerating New Zealand's transition to a smarter greener economy” …but from what we’ve seen so far, there a few glaring issues with how they propose to get...

FSC at a Crossroads

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | May 13, 2014

Greenpeace considers the Forest Stewardship Council to be the only credible global certification standard for good forest management. There are many reasons for this, but it is mostly because FSC is a three-chamber system that has...

Brazil's logging sector is full of crooks - and the Amazon is paying the price

Blog entry by Richardg | May 12, 2014

The Brazilian government has made several attempts to take control of logging in the Amazon. But despite high-profile crackdowns, the trade in illegal timber is vast and growing. Pará state is the largest timber producer and...

After the final no there comes a yes...

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | May 10, 2014

... and on that yes the future world depends.[1] I'm just back from spending a whirlwind 48 hours in  Abu Dhabi  where more than a thousand people, including 70 Ministers and numerous business leaders gathered to prepare for the UN...

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