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Living artwork defies Bush attack on Greenpeace

Feature story | 18 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand people gathered this weekend on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the Bush Administration. Supporters of the international...

Save paper, save trees

Feature story | 3 December, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred year old trees logged to make paper? Yes, it happens all the time, but it doesn't have to. Ecologically sound alternatives are there for the choosing. The Forest Guardians paper project is about advocating for these choices - for...

Boreal forests flushed away

Feature story | 19 September, 2003 at 2:00

Crowning the Earth and stretching across Russia and Canada, is a wide expanse of forest that comprises the largest ecosystem in the world - the Boreal forest. This northern treasure is a unique mixture of conifers and deciduous trees interspersed...

Monsanto's seeds of destruction

Feature story | 18 August, 2003 at 2:00

Mexicans are being forced to swallow Monsanto's seeds of destruction, while back in the US, Monsanto is not allowed to grow its genetically engineered (GE) cotton for fear of GE contamination. To expose this double standard our activists blocked...

Bloody timber off the market

Feature story | 7 May, 2003 at 2:00

While many people know diamonds are not best friends with regional stability in West Africa, the timber industry quietly stepped in to support arms trafficking in Liberia both logistically and financially. But after two years of intense...

Illegal logging in Cameroon

Feature story | 22 April, 2003 at 2:00

Imagine looking up and seeing a thick canopy every shade of green, rays of sunlight streaming through leaves as birds twitter and chirp. The humidity is so thick it hangs like a fog over the damp plants on the ground. Something moves in the...

Politicians dawdle as fish disappear

Feature story | 20 December, 2002 at 1:00

Despite stark warnings from scientists that many fish stocks in the North Sea are close to collapse EU politicians did as they have always done over fish stocks - fudged the issue so both the fish and the fishermen will lose out eventually.

Elephants walk one step closer to twilight

Feature story | 15 November, 2002 at 1:00

They were dangerous times for earth's largest land mammals. From the 60s through the 80s, soaring ivory demand led to dramatic declines in elephant populations throughout most of Africa. Fully eighty percent of the ivory traded was from illegally...

CITES: Survival hangs from thread

Feature story | 13 November, 2002 at 1:00

Two dramatic Greenpeace actions today and yesterday stressed the plight of endangered species to delegates who will vote to decide their fate. Decisions being made this week on toothfish, sharks, and elephants and other threatened species at the...

600 children tell CITES to save species

Feature story | 7 November, 2002 at 1:00

Spectacular animals like whales, elephants and jaguars may become little more than mythical creatures to children of the future. But this is an unhappy ending that children of today took action to prevent. More than six hundred of them marched...

Species survival plans crucial at CITES

Feature story | 4 November, 2002 at 1:00

Theories abound for dinosaurs' dramatic exit from the planet millions of years ago. Now another mass extinction is underway on Earth, but this time the cause is amply clear: humans. It's time to stop trading Earth's biodiversity for profits, and...

IWC meeting ends

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 2:00

The democratic process took a pummeling again today at the IWC when the indigenous peoples of the Inuit and Chukotka were denied their quota for a second time.

Mexican whale santuary declared

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 2:00

Today Mexico decreed the Mexican Whale Sanctuary in all of its EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The area of the sanctuary is approximately three million square kilometers.

Liberian forest destruction

Feature story | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

The Greek government made promises to take action against forest destruction today, after Greenpeace activists boarded a vessel carrying timber from the last of Liberia's ancient forests.

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 17:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 13:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

Durban Climate Talks: Last chance for the US

Feature story | 27 November, 2011 at 19:50

On the eve of the latest round of climate talks in Durban, Greenpeace declares that it is time for our governments to listen to the people, and not the polluters.

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | 11 December, 2011 at 5:46

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 18:14

The "Governors' Climate and Forest task force" (GCF) - initiated by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - is meeting in Chiapas State, Mexico to discuss the future of forests.

Greenpeace slams US commodities giant for Amazon crimes

Press release | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity today, Greenpeace activists continued their global actions against the world's largest privately-owned company, US commodities giant, Cargill, for destroying the Amazon rainforest to...

Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium in bid to save orang-utans and tigers from...

Press release | 19 March, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today demanded that the Belgian Government seize a huge cargo ship in the port of Antwerp loaded with timber from Indonesia's rainforests where logging is threatening the survival of orang-utans and tigers. Greenpeace boarded the ship...

World governments must stop destruction of forest and marine life

Press release | 9 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today made an urgent call to delegates attending the Summit for Life on Earth, the UN meeting on the Convention of Biological Diversity beginning here today, to protect life on earth in all its diversity by providing money for...

'Picture of Innocence'

Press release | 17 January, 2004 at 1:00

Over a thousand people gathered today on South Beach, Miami to create a massive 'human art' image in creative protest against the unprecedented prosecution of Greenpeace by the U.S Administration. Supporters of the international environmental...

Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report

Publication | 2 December, 2015 at 12:00

In September 2015, the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) announced the publication of a new Forest Reference Emission Level (FREL) report. This is the country’s official report to the UNFCCC, establishing baseline...

Hidden Depths and Hidden Dangers In Earth's Last Wilderness

Press release | 5 October, 2004 at 2:00

The destruction of ancient marine ecosystems, giant squid, snot eels, the possible extinction of species and whole habitats crushed under giant machinery - not the latest science fiction movie, but scientific fact.

Daily news: Votes for cash tops whale meeting agenda; Australia will tax its top 500...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 11 July, 2011

© Greenpeace / Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert Top news:  Japan’s practice of  buying small countries’ votes to back whaling under fire; Australia will tax its heaviest polluting companies in order to tackle climate change; new endangered...

Where is the hope?

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 30 November, 2016 2 comments

I’m not sure we can win with logic.  How do we reverse species loss, climate change, toxins, general overshoot of Earth’s generous habitats? We have the science, but humanity at the large scale does not appear to have the political...

Forests need laws, not loopholes

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 25 September, 2014 3 comments

Sitting in the towering United Nation's building on New York's east side, it might be hard for world leaders to picture a destroyed forest, but I know just how depressing the site is. In Indonesia, and elsewhere, we've seen vast tracks...

Radioactive Chernobyl forest fires: a ticking time bomb

Blog entry by Anton Beneslavsky | 15 April, 2016 5 comments

For five years now I’ve been a member of the professional firefighting group of Greenpeace Russia staff members that is supported by well trained volunteers and I’ve travelled thousands of kilometres across Russia to extinguish fires.

Victory for Mahan as Indian government pulls disputed forest from auction

Press release | 20 March, 2015 at 13:57

New Delhi, 20 March 2015 – A forest block at the centre of a landmark legal victory for Greenpeace India over the government has been withdrawn from auction after years of campaigning.

Ancient trees are burning in Tasmania...and some will never grow back

Blog entry by Jessica Panegyres | 23 February, 2016 1 comment

For the past month fires have ravaged through parts of Tasmania’s World Heritage listed forests, destroying 1,000 year old trees. Is this the new normal? Over 100,000 hectares have been damaged by bushfires, including parts of...

#WorldOnFire: Forest-fire smog has no borders

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | 28 July, 2016 3 comments

The vast, lush, green of Siberia’s forests is black and smouldering. The fires rage on, already scorching an area the size of Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands combined - seven million hectares. I can see the haze 4500km away...

Gazprom wants to build a gas pipeline through a unique nature reserve

Blog entry by Irina Kozlovskikh | 5 December, 2017 1 comment

As if fossil fuels weren’t bad enough already. Now Gazprom wants to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the unique  Kurgalsky Nature Reserve .   We can’t let that happen. Over 38,000 people in Russia have...

Murder of human rights activist in the DRC

Press release | 8 June, 2010 at 15:30

Greenpeace unreservedly condemns the murder of Floribert Chebeya Bahizire, Executive Director of the Congolese human rights organisation, La Voix des Sans Voix (VSV), who was found dead in his car in Kinshasa on Wednesday June 2, 2010. We extend...

High Court overturns Priya Pillai offloading, declares government move undemocratic

Press release | 12 March, 2015 at 11:07

New Delhi, 12 March 2015 - The Indian government was handed a symbolic legal rebuke today as the Delhi High Court declared the decision to block Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from travelling to Britain in January 2015 was undemocratic.

The giants who had no hearts in their bodies

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 27 April, 2015

How some of palm oil's biggest players are actively working against reform. Fairy tales, like the Norwegian story The Giant Who Had No Heart in His Body are meant to teach us that no good comes of greed, and that redemption is...

How to do No Deforestation

Blog entry by Grant Rosoman | 2 April, 2015

Today a new tool that throws a lifeline for the Earth's tropical forests was published – the HCS Approach Toolkit . It marks a paradigm shift from rampant development that sacrifices the forest and peoples' rights, to one where forest...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | 20 March, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders met in Brussels this week to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

Complicity in illegal logging goes far beyond the loggers

Blog entry by Greg Norman | 4 March, 2015 2 comments

There's an old adage that "rules are made to be broken". Whatever your take on that logic, the idea of "rules are made to be enforced" is less open to debate. A welcome addition when it was introduced on March 3rd 2013, the ...

Tracking progress against deforestation - the Forest 500

Blog entry by Pat Venditti | 11 February, 2015 2 comments

It's hard to imagine there are only 500 actors who control the global trade in deforestation but it's true. The Forest 500, a new ranking from Global Canopy Programme, assesses publicly available policies from companies,...

In pictures: APRIL's unhappy anniversary

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 2 February, 2015 4 comments

It's been a year since APRIL released its latest 'Sustainable Forest Management Plan'. The pulp & paper company asked critics to believe it was serious about the conservation of Indonesia's forests and peatlands. We were deeply...

Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | 23 January, 2015 2 comments

The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to...

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative does not stand up to the Forest Stewardship Council

Blog entry by Catharine Grant | 15 January, 2015

For years, conservation organizations have insisted that the only forest certification scheme that delivers socially and environmentally responsible forest practices is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). While not perfect, FSC has a...

Overwhelming evidence of APRIL's forest destruction in Indonesia

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | 18 December, 2014

The case against Indonesia's largest forest destroyer, APRIL, grows stronger by the day. Indonesian NGOs have found even more evidence that the company and its suppliers are trashing rainforests and are about to put endangered...

Wilmar's palm oil promise: One year later

Blog entry by Suzanne Kroger | 5 December, 2014 1 comment

One year ago this week, Wilmar International, the world's biggest trader of palm oil, announced an ambitious No Deforestation, No Peat land, No Exploitation policy. A few months earlier Greenpeace had released evidence of Wilmar...

Saving peatland with the President

Blog entry by Longgena Ginting | 27 November, 2014 3 comments

Today we made history in the protection of Indonesian peatlands. I’ve just got back from a monitoring trip to Sumatra’s devastated peatland forests with Indonesia’s new president Jokowi, where the president witnessed firsthand ongoing...

Belgium authorities impound Rainbow Trading's illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 14 November, 2014 3 comments

The Belgian authorities have impounded six containers of Brazilian Amazon timber from Rainbow Trading, the company responsible for Amazon destruction we told you about last week. The authorities have confirmed two of the containers...

Caught up in the battle against Congo's irresponsible loggers

Blog entry by Sylvain Trottier | 13 November, 2014 2 comments

"It's too far away", "there's nothing to see or do there", "it's too hard to get to..." The reasons people find to avoid the long journey to some of the Democratic Republic of Congo's many remote forested areas are numerous. ...

This timber must be seized, not sold

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 November, 2014 9 comments

Today, in waters outside of a Rotterdam port, activists continued tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. They confronted a French flagged ship coming from a sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for...

European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 28 October, 2014 3 comments

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it. Two weeks...

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