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  • The Value of Ancient Forests

    Blogpost by Rex Weyler - January 8, 2014 at 16:09

    I live in a forest, and know that I am fortunate. I watch flicker and siskin in the cedars. I hear thrush and vireo in the veiled vastness. Cutthroat trout inhabit the lake, wolves howl on winter nights, and raccoons venture out with their families for my scraps. But I know the forest I live in is rare and under assault. Those cedar and fir, hemlock and spruce, could be converted to money, the great driver of this modern world.

    Canadian Forest

    The value of forests is an ancient tale. We may recall that humanity’s earliest stories – Ramayana, Gilgamesh, Raven and People – take place in the forest, with awe for its mysterious immensity. Raven hops from its forest home to find humans inside a clamshell on the beach. Rama enlists the forest animals to help vanquish the world’s evil. When King Gilgamesh fall... Read more >

  • Jenni Barrett: For the whales

    Blogpost by Jenni Barrett - January 7, 2014 at 12:24

    In 2007 I took a trip to the Arctic Circle to photograph killer whales. The setting in the Norwegian fjords was incredibly beautiful and I found myself profoundly moved after coming eye-to-eye with one of these magnificent creatures.

    It was just days after my return from Norway, when still on a high from the trip, I saw Irish Greenpeace activist, Dave Walsh speaking on the TV news about the Esperanza's anti-whaling expedition in Antarctica. Until then, whilst I knew that whaling still happened in parts of the world, I had no idea it was taking place on such a large scale. The television footage was truly heart-breaking and I couldn’t understand why in this day and age, anyone would need to hurt a whale, let alone set out to hunt down and kill over one thousand of these defenceless animal... Read more >

  • 2013: The Year In Photos

    Blogpost by Feature Story - January 6, 2014 at 9:41
    The year 2013 has been very eventful for Greenpeace on all points of the compass. Whether it be turning around a cargo container filled with fin whale meat in Hamburg, getting the palm oil industry to think twice about deforestation in Indonesia, or getting major clothing brands to detox their supply chain we, as always, have been investing our hearts and minds -- and the hearts and minds of our countless supporters -- into building towards a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable.

    With your help, Greenpeace has has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future.

    Below is a gallery of a mere few of those moments in time: Read more >

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  • Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - December 18, 2013 at 9:37