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Agro-biotech giant Syngenta plants illegal Genetically Engineered crop in Brazilian...

Press release | 15 March, 2006 at 1:00

Over one thousand farmers occupied the site of an illegal field trial of GE soybeans planted by agro-biotech giant Syngenta in the National Park of Iguacu in Parana, southern Brazil on Tuesday. The site of the illegal trails was occupied by...

Greenpeace blocks illegal road in invaded protected area in the Amazon

Press release | 3 August, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists yesterday blocked a 135-kilometre road, which invades the National Forest (Flona) of Altamira, a protected area at the margins of the BR-163 highway in the state of Pará created by the Brazilian Government in 1988. The...

European writers against forests destruction

Press release | 12 April, 2005 at 2:00

A group of acclaimed European writers will today join Greenpeace on a tour of northern Finland to witness first hand the destruction of ancient forests. The forests are being decimated to make pulp and paper for the international market.

Greenpeace join forces with Sámi reindeer herders to secure their forest future

Press release | 7 March, 2005 at 1:00

Today in a joint operation with Sámi reindeer herders, Greenpeace campaigners started demarcating the boundaries of the last remaining reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This unprecedented activity by reindeer herders follows many years of 'talk...

50 Greenpeace activists expose use of wood from illegal-timber traders at EU building...

Press release | 11 May, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace International today declared the Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) and Berlaymont buildings in Brussels as "Forest Crime Scenes" after undercover investigations showed that wood used in their renovation originates from companies...

President Lagos, Save Patagonia's Rainforest from destructive Aluminium smelter

Press release | 19 February, 2004 at 1:00

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...

Will Ministers act to protect life on earth?

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 1:00

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 1:00

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...

Australia's Styx Valley protesters stop woodchip export to Japan

Press release | 15 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today stopped the export of woodchips from Tasmania's ancient forests to Japanese companies Oji Paper, Nippon Paper and Mitsubishi Paper Mills with a protest action at Triabunna port, in the island of Tasmania, Australia.

Prime Opportunity to Protect Life on Earth Today

Press release | 10 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists this morning unfolded banners that read:  "Protect Life on Earth today", while three Ents, the giant living trees that fought against their destruction in Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers, welcomed government delegates from...

Greenpeace Quarantines Genetically Engineered Wheat in Canada

Press release | 5 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace took action this morning to prevent commercialisation of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Canada. Greenpeace volunteers have quarantined the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba. Four activists...

Greenpeace highlights forest crimes in Europe

Press release | 4 June, 2003 at 2:00

In London today, Greenpeace volunteers occupied the construction site of the new Home Office Headquarters to highlight UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's breach of commitment to using timber from legal and sustainable sources. The site was declared...

Greenpeace blocks Barcelona City Council

Press release | 30 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a gorilla puppet and a banner that read, "No more illegal logging." The coffin is made of timber from well-managed forests certified by the...

The world's ancient forests threatened by European governments and banks

Press release | 16 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today continued their protest in France this morning by bringing all timber activities in Sète Harbour to a halt when they chained themselves to the entrance to the harbour and unfurled a banner that read "France official...

Greenpeace protests against shipment of Finnish ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from 9 countries today protested against the import of paper from Finnish ancient forests onboard the freighter "Finnhawk" in the Baltic Sea near Luebeck. Twelve activists onboard several inflatables climbed onto the stern of...

Greenpeace targets paper product imports from ancient forest destruction

Press release | 25 April, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists onboard inflatable boats today welcomed the paper carrier "Finn Hawk" as it entered the Baltic Port of Luebeck in Germany. As the Finn Hawk navigated toward its berth, the activists painted the slogan "Forest Crime in Europe"...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | 5 October, 2011 at 14:15

International, 5 October 2011- Toy giant Mattel, the company behind Barbie, announced today that it will stop buying paper and packaging linked to rainforest destruction following a global campaign by Greenpeace. As part of its new commitments,...

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 13:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

Undercover investigation exposes Asia Pulp & Paper's illegal rainforest scandal

Press release | 29 February, 2012 at 17:39

Jakarta, March 1, 2012 -- A year long Greenpeace investigation into the world's third largest pulp and paper producer, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), has found that the company is systematically violating Indonesia's laws protecting ramin, an...

The Ramin Paper Trail

Publication | 1 March, 2012 at 8:00

From indiscriminate clearance of Sumatra's peat swamp forests to Asia Pulp & Paper's expanding global empire. A year-long investigation by Greenpeace International demonstrates that Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) is breaking Indonesian law, driving...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 17:31

Porto do Moz, Brazil, 4 April 2012 - Greenpeace today joined 300 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in a floating general assembly on the Jaraucu River to demand an end to forest destruction in the Verde Para Sempre Extractive Reserve (1).

Palm Oil's New Frontier

Publication | 5 September, 2012 at 9:00

The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.

Good Oil - A Solution Story

Feature story | 13 June, 2012 at 16:00

Oil palm plantations have expanded rapidly over the past two decades in Indonesia, clearing large swathes of natural forest and critical peatland areas. Promises of economic development and jobs to local communities have not come true for many.

Forests & People First

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 14:00

Since COP16 in Cancún, governments have agreed that safeguards are required for the implementation of REDD+. They are indispensable, both to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of REDD+ and to ensure coherence with international standards...

Adidas suspends JBS contracts over Amazon destruction

Press release | 6 June, 2012 at 15:53

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Greenpeace International released today a comprehensive crime file on JBS, the world’s biggest meat company, with new evidence again linking its business practices to deforestation in the Amazon.

Driving Destruction in the Amazon

Publication | 11 May, 2012 at 17:43

Wood charcoal is burning up more than what’s for dinner at backyard barbeques. In Brazil- the world’s largest consumer of wood charcoal, almost all of the wood charcoal is used to process pig iron (a key ingredient for steel). Turning iron ore...

Junking the Jungle

Publication | 21 May, 2012 at 18:44

Greenpeace International research has revealed that KFC is sourcing paper for its packaging products from rainforests. This has been confirmed in China, the UK and Indonesia. Products found to contain rainforest fibre include cups, food boxes,...

Exposed: KFC's secret recipe for rainforest destruction

Press release | 23 May, 2012 at 15:35

Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 23, 2012 - Greenpeace International today released evidence that KFC has been using product packaging sourced from rainforests, supplied by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP). Forensic testing in three markets - UK, China and...

Outsourcing Hot Air

Publication | 23 September, 2012 at 14:00

The success of REDD+ depends on its ability to deliver real, additional and permanent reductions in deforestation and forest degradation in a manner that protects biodiversity and fully respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local...

Scorecard: Palm Oil Producers

Publication | 29 October, 2012 at 9:00

The Palm Oil Producers' scorecard gives an overview of where palm oil producers stand, based on a Greenpeace International review of the steps some of the world's biggest palm oil producers have taken so far to limit their impact on forests and...

Greenpeace and JBS resume commitment to end Amazon deforestation

Press release | 19 December, 2012 at 12:23

Sao Paulo, 19 December 2012 – In a renewed effort to eliminate deforestation from the cattle industry’s chain of supply, Greenpeace Brazil and JBS arriving at a new stage in the process, announced today the restart of dialogue on the...

FSC Case Studies

Publication | 4 August, 2014 at 11:02

To keep FSC certification as a credible tool to help protect forests, Greenpeace International is publishing a series of case studies exposing controversial operations that are posing the greatest risk to the FSC’s integrity. We will also be...

Down to Zero

Publication | 7 June, 2013 at 11:00

Through photos and campaign artwork, "Down to Zero" tells the story of our campaign to end the destruction of Indonesia's rainforests, and what you have helped us to achieve.

Ecoforestry in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 30 July, 2013 at 9:00

The islands of Papua New Guinea are home to some of the most important – and most beautiful – tropical rainforests in the world. Does ecoforestry represent a viable option for the region’s forest communities and ecosystems?

A Dirty Business

Publication | 25 April, 2013 at 6:00

This crime file reveals the ongoing rogue activities of one of Indonesia's largest palm oil producers, the Darmex Agro group – generally known as "Duta Palma" – whose illegal and destructive operations were first exposed by Greenpeace...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | 19 April, 2013 at 11:30

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

Forests Solutions

Publication | 6 April, 2014 at 15:00

Forest Solutions: An insider’s look at Greenpeace collaborations in forest regions around the world spotlights case studies of Greenpeace collaborations with forest products companies that are producing on-the-ground change that the public and...

Certifying Destruction

Publication | 3 September, 2013 at 7:00

Oil palm plantations are the largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia.

Putting 'No Deforestation' into practice

Background | 28 April, 2014 at 18:00

When Greenpeace campaigns pressure the companies and governments responsible for destroying our forests for palm oil, paper and other commodities, to commit to protecting them instead, we need to be able to tell them how to identify and conserve...

Licence to Launder

Publication | 27 May, 2014 at 13:00

The oil palm plantation being developed by Herakles Farms in the southwest region of Cameroon – an area of great biodiversity surrounded by five protected areas – illustrates what happens when irresponsible companies are not held accountable to...

APP's Forest Conservation Policy

Publication | 29 October, 2013 at 6:00

In February 2013 Greenpeace suspended active campaigning against Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) following the announcement of APP's Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which includes an immediate moratorium on all further forest clearance by all of its...

An Impending Storm

Publication | 30 September, 2013 at 16:55

Forests provide ecosystem services that include the regulation of weather and climate at local, regional and even global levels. While it is well known that deforestation emits carbon dioxide that contributes to global climate change, less well...

Greenwash alert as palm oil companies sign onto continued deforestation

Press release | 11 July, 2014 at 12:15

Jakarta, 11 July 2014 – Major palm oil producers including Sime Darby, KLK and Asian Agri announced this week a "sustainability initiative" which Greenpeace warns will undermine consumer companies' recent commitments to remove deforestation from...

Licence to kill

Publication | 22 October, 2013 at 7:00

As few as 400 tigers are thought to remain in the rainforests of Sumatra, which are vanishing at a staggering rate – a quarter of a million hectares every year. Expansion of oil palm and pulpwood plantations was responsible for nearly two-thirds...

Activists expose Amazon timber from illegal loggers headed for the European market

Press release | 6 November, 2014 at 15:00

Rotterdam, 6 November 2014 - A cargo ship carrying Amazon timber, purchased from a sawmill known for trading illegal wood, was today confronted by Greenpeace Netherlands activists as it approached Rotterdam. The timber onboard is destined for the...

Congo's forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | 13 November, 2014 at 11:07

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Brazilian Soy Moratorium extended to 2016

Press release | 25 November, 2014 at 17:56

Brasília, 25 November 2014 - The landmark Brazilian Soy Moratorium, set to end in January has been renewed, for the eighth time. The moratorium prevents major traders from selling soy that may be linked to deforestation in the Amazon and will...

Indonesian President dams canal, vows to protect peatlands

Press release | 27 November, 2014 at 11:47

Jakarta, 27 November 2014 - Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo joined a local community in damming a canal to stop the drainage of a peat forest in Sumatra, signalling his intent to decisively tackle Sumatra’s devastating forest fires.

Amazon deforestation rates decrease from last year

Press release | 26 November, 2014 at 23:13

Brasília, 26 November 2014 - Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has decreased by 18 percent, according to official data released today by the Brazilian environmental ministry. This data covers deforestation figures from August 2013 to July...

Golden Agri Resources

Publication | 22 December, 2014 at 15:00

When Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) announced its ambitious Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in early 2011, it aimed to position the company as an industry leader. GAR has collaborated with The Forest Trust to implement its FCP and to move towards...

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