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Brikesh's journey

Page | September 10, 2012 at 14:09

Brikesh Singh, a Greenpeace activist, is living atop a tree in a forest-at-risk in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. He is protesting against the government's plan to mine coal in these forests. He'll be living here for a month. At end of his stay he will...

Greenpeace activist to occupy a tree in Chandrapur forest for 1 month

Press release | August 29, 2012 at 16:35

August 29th, 2012, Nagpur: India is hosting the 11th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October this year to discuss conservation of biodiversity. “It is ironical that my government, which is writing...

Jungle Jam in Bangalore to save our forests

Feature story | September 14, 2012 at 17:36

Bangalore is well known as the rock capital of India but it was after quite a while that an outdoor music event happened here. Greenpeace broke the monotony recently with the Jungle Jam in the heart of the city at the Kanteerva stadium. The...

Hansraj Ahir, MP who unearthed Coalgate scam visits Brikesh Singh on the tree in...

Press release | September 25, 2012 at 13:04

September 22, 2012, Nagpur: Mr. Hansaraj Gangaram Ahir, the member of Parliament of Chandrapur, who pointed to the coal allocation scam way back in 2005, today joined Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh in his occupation of a tree in the Padmapur...

Activists say NO COAL to the PM, while he talks conservation with the world

Feature story | October 17, 2012 at 13:35

As Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was addressing the world about biodiversity and the need to protect it at the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity on October 16, Greenpeace India’s online activists were sending him a very special tweet.

The Great Indian Big Cat and Greenpeace's appeal to the PM at the UN Convention

Press release | October 16, 2012 at 17:03

October 16, Hyderabad: Today, as Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh prepared for his key note speech to nearly 200 world politicians and international dignitaries at the UN’s Convention on Biodiversity, three Greenpeace activists...

Brikesh Singh bids adieu to the forest

Feature story | October 1, 2012 at 17:36

Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh leaves the tree-house in the forests of Chandrapur today, on October 1. This was his home since September 1 when he decided to embark on a tree-top protest to save our forests. He will now make his way back to...

Chandrapur MP visits Brikesh and offers his support to Junglistan

Feature story | September 25, 2012 at 14:59

Brikesh Singh, who is living on a tree in Chandrapur, had a special visitor recently. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, the Member of Parliament from the Chandrapur constituency came over to Brikesh’s tree house on September 22 and was all praise for his...

Greenpeace activist to live on a tree to protect our forests

Feature story | September 2, 2012 at 13:30

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh climbed an Anjan tree in Chandrapur, Maharashtra on Saturday, 1st September. What’s so special about climbing a tree you might ask? Well, Brikesh is not coming down in a hurry; in fact he is going to live on this...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Junglistan diaries: Padmapur forests, residence for a month

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 5, 2012

1st September 2012 It was only when I woke up in the morning that the feeling started sinking in. I am actually going to be spending a month in the middle of the forest! The excitement started at 2 am in the morning when almost 8...

Activist Brikesh Singh to be a part of CNN IBN Citizen Journalist awards

Blog entry by Ignatius Thekaekara | March 1, 2013

Greenpeace activist Brikesh Singh has been invited to the CNN IBN Citizen Journalist (CJ) awards 2013. Citizen Journalist is an initiative by CNN IBN where viewers become reporters and armed with a camera they tell stories of injustice...

Junglistan Diaries- TEDx with Brikesh Singh

Blog entry by Vidhya Lakshmi R. | May 24, 2013

I had been excited for days for two reasons: TEDx was being hosted in Coimbatore and Greenpeace activist, Brikesh Singh agreed to be a speaker at the event. The stage was set and the speakers were getting ready. I was waiting with...

Junglistan Nivas: a new hangout for the village kids

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 19, 2012

My caricature, my family and the artist Harish. Day 16 It was one of the busiest day after 1 st of September when I climbed up this tree. Around 170 people from schools, colleges, NGO’s, came to visit me.Among them was an...

Junglistan Diaries: the writing's on the wall

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 14, 2012

If you can read your name here then you are a hero. Today I started writing names of all the people, who have signed the petition, on the tree house. Every time I feel a little low, I'll look at these names and take inspiration...

Junglistan diaries: Visitors, cobras and mine blasts

Blog entry by Brikesh Singh | September 10, 2012

Day 10 at the tree house. By now I have seen and heard twenty blasts in the coal mine, two snakes including a cobra, and a trail of a rock python. I have had around 280 visitors, oldest being 68 years old. I saw the river getting...

Brikesh Tries to Meet Dr. Manmohan Singh

Video | October 19, 2012 at 18:48

They were stopped at the door of the conference hall where the PM was making his speech. Later they detained for 5 hours. Greenpeace delegate and activist Brikesh Singh, who recently spent a month occupying a tree at the edge of the Tadoba --...

Brikesh Singh

Image | October 12, 2009 at 2:48

Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace India, unfurls a huge banner on the roof of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Hall that says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses...

Brikesh Singh

Image | October 12, 2009 at 2:48

Brikesh Singh, climate campaigner, Greenpeace India, unfurls a huge banner on the roof of the Palace of Westminster’s Great Hall that says: “CHANGE THE POLITICS, SAVE THE CLIMATE.” Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses...

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