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Importing Forest Destruction

Feature story | 19 October, 2005 at 0:00

Everyone knows it's illegal to import pirated CDs and DVDs, with heavy penalties if you get caught, but what happens when you import stolen timber from the world's last ancient forests? Absolutely nothing.

Jaguars roar into action

Feature story | 29 August, 2005 at 0:00

In Argentina precious forest is being bulldozed at a rate of a soccer pitch area every three minutes - all for soya crops to feed pigs and chickens in Europe and China. We are out to stop this destruction with the Greenpeace Jaguar team.

Logging destruction of Styx Valley

Feature story | 26 April, 2004 at 0:00

In March 2004, photographer Tim Georgeson overcame his fear of heights and returned to his native country, travelling to the Styx Valley Global Rescue Station in Tasmania, Australia. His photo's and audio interview document the destruction of...

The Sauron White House

Feature story | 12 January, 2004 at 0:00

A dark leader of armies stares into a crystal globe that glows with a fiery, lidless eye, his mind bent to the will of an evil that seeks power above all else. His orders: destroy an ancient wilderness of majestic and mysterious trees, for the...

Temporary halt to logging of Finnish ancient forests

Feature story | 14 July, 2003 at 0:00

Metsahällitus, the Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise that is logging Finnish old growth forests, has agreed not to log in any of 476 areas of forest currently in dispute until urgent talks take place with environmental groups in Finland on...

Environmental deathstar heads for Chile's 'reserve of life'

Feature story | 18 November, 2002 at 0:00

The raw materials will come from Australia, Brazil and Jamaica. The finished product will go to the US and Japan. But the massive environmental damage? Well, that stays right there with the Chilean locals. The proposed Noranda Alumysa aluminium...

Amazon diary

Feature story | 19 September, 2002 at 0:00

From a wooden, shallow-hulled river boat strung with colourful hammocks, activists describe days and nights travelling through the Amazon.

EU Forest Crime Scene

Feature story | 11 May, 2004 at 0:00

The Greenpeace Forest Crimes Unit have descended on the swanky refurbished EU buildings in Brussels after undercover investigations revealed that wood used in their renovation originated from companies associated with the illegal and destructive...

GM crops flunk the test

Feature story | 3 October, 2003 at 0:00

The debate on Genetically Modified (GM) crops is often a polarised one with environmentalists and the majority of sceptical consumers against the crops and powerful corporate interests attempting to steamroller all opposition. Now those companies...

Clearcut at forestry congress

Feature story | 22 September, 2003 at 0:00

The UN-sponsored World Forestry Congress is underway in Quebec City, Quebec, and today arriving delegates were greeted with a "clear cut" of tree stumps, as part of Greenpeace's work at the conference to highlight how Canadian forests are being...

Paper exports drive forest destruction

Feature story | 2 May, 2003 at 0:00

Activists from nine countries protested the import of paper from the last ancient forests of Finland onboard the freighter "Finnhawk" in the Baltic Sea near Luebeck, Germany. The Finnish government continues to log Finland's rare and vulnerable...

Paper exports may Finnish the forest

Feature story | 25 April, 2003 at 0:00

Europe is known more for its ancient cities than ancient forests. And if Finnish paper companies have their way, there may soon be nothing left of the old forests that once covered most of Europe. But Greenpeace activists confronted paper imports...

Cyberactivists save Finnish forest

Feature story | 5 February, 2003 at 0:00

In just one week, 3000 people sent letters to Finnish companies buying timber and pulp from Finland's last old-growth forests. One of the areas that was scheduled to be logged any day is home to once numerous species that are now endangered or on...

Finnish government takes the chainsaw to the last of their forests

Feature story | 20 January, 2003 at 0:00

Some 30 countries throughout eastern and western Europe have no intact ancient forest left. Finland retains only about five percent of the old-growth boreal forests that once covered most of the country, but now even that is under threat, and by...

Illegal export of mahogany continues

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 0:00

One year ago we uncovered a stash of illegal mahogany in the Brazilian Amazon worth over US$7 million. The seizure of these logs and continued investigations by the government led to a ban on the logging, transport and export of mahogany. But...

Illegal logs seized in the Amazon

Feature story | 22 September, 2002 at 0:00

After only three days, the river blockade mounted by local communities in the Amazon has stopped two illegal logging barges carrying over 200 logs. The barges have been impounded and the owner fined almost 200,000 Brazilian Reals - nearly US$ 60,000.

River blockade to save Amazon forest

Feature story | 19 September, 2002 at 0:00

With the name of Chico Mendes on their lips, people representing almost 600 Amazon forest dwellers joined by Greenpeace and other organisations blocked the bright green waters of Brazil’s Jaraucu river in the first such community protest in...

NAFTA to study GMO contamination

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

The genetic contamination of maize in Mexico's Oaxaca state is a serious hazard for biodiversity in this region, a world centre of genetic diversity for the crop. Now a commission of NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement) has agreed to study...

Forest destruction protested in run-up to G8

Feature story | 20 June, 2002 at 0:00

Today one hundred activists in the important German harbour of Nordenham protested the import of timber from ancient forests.

Mahogany shipment blocked

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today temporarily blockaded and closed the warehouses of Red Madeiras Tropicais (Red Rainforest Timber) in the Paraná state of Brazil.

Kids for Forests at Hague summit

Feature story | 17 April, 2002 at 0:00

One thousand "Kids for Forests" marched through the Hague today to call for ancient forest protection.

PNG action against illegal logging

Feature story | 14 May, 2002 at 0:00

A Greenpeace action to stop the export of illegally and destructively logged timber from Papua New Guinea to China continued into its third day today.

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 0:00

Nestlé has remained relatively silent since issuing its initial statement of contract cancellations with palm oil supplier Sinar Mas. This is despite the fact that it is still receiving a barrage of complaints and criticism via its Facebook page...

Barbie Drops Rainforest Packaging

Press release | 5 October, 2011 at 12:15

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,...

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

Press release | 29 February, 2012 at 16:39

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...

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

Press release | 4 April, 2012 at 15:31

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).

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 11:53

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...

Dramatic "Pig Iron" Blockade Puts Spotlight on Brazilian President

Press release | 14 May, 2012 at 10:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 14, 2012 - Greenpeace activists today prevented a shipment of 'pig iron' bound for the USA from leaving the Amazon, after the environmental group released new evidence that the commodity is linked to slavery and rainforest...

Actress Q'Orianka Kilcher Climbs Anchor Chain of Giant Amazon Cargo Ship

Press release | 21 May, 2012 at 10:30

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 21, 2012 - Actress and human rights activist Q'orianka Kilcher has climbed the anchor chain of a cargo ship in Brazil to protest the invasion of indigenous tribal land and illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. She is...

Dilma delivers vague announcement of new Forest Code

Press release | 25 May, 2012 at 23:34

Brasilia, Brazil May 24, 2012 - President Dilma today vetoed parts of the new Forest Code but fell dramatically short of the demand by the Brazilian people to completely veto the new law. In an attempt to placate the majority of Brazilians...

Pig iron shipment blocked

Press release | 26 May, 2012 at 14:03

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 26th 2012 – The day after Brazil’s President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to the countries ‘forest code’, the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ ship is taking direct action in the Amazon to stop a...

Brazilian steel producers commit to Amazon protection, monitoring system

Press release | 2 August, 2012 at 17:33

São Luis, Brazil, August 2, 2012 – Pig iron producers in Maranhão state, Brazil, signed a landmark agreement today to eliminate Amazon deforestation from their supply chain and implement a monitoring system of charcoal used in their production...

Oakland Institute, Greenpeace expose New York investors’ land grab in Cameroon

Press release | 5 September, 2012 at 15:53

Oakland, USA, 5 September, 2012 – An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon.

Destruction of Indonesia’s peatland forests and orangutan habitat continues despite...

Press release | 27 September, 2012 at 11:54

27 September 2012, Ketapang, Indonesia: Environmental activists have proof that Indonesia’s peatland forests, habitat for endangered orangutans, continue to be destroyed after the discovery this morning of fresh forest clearing by a plantation...

Major breakthrough in protection for Indonesia’s remaining rainforests

Press release | 5 February, 2013 at 8:58

Jakarta, Indonesia, 5 February 2013 - Greenpeace hailed today’s commitment from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) to end deforestation as a major breakthrough in efforts to save Indonesia’s rainforests, after a decade of public pressure and recent...

World Bank refuses to review its support for logging in tropical rainforests

Press release | 11 February, 2013 at 16:00

Washington, 11th February 2013 - The World Bank Board of Directors has blocked a call by independent evaluators to review the outcomes of the Bank’s support for industrial-scale logging in tropical rainforests. The evaluators concluded in a...

US agribusiness could carve ten Manhattans out of African forest: Greenpeace

Press release | 19 February, 2013 at 15:09

New York, 19 February 2013 – Massive carbon emissions and the destruction of habitats critical to threatened animal species – those will be just some of the results if a palm oil plantation by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms in...

'Organised chaos' in DRC logging sector threatens to cut off access to European market

Press release | 4 March, 2013 at 10:22

Amsterdam, March 4, 2013 – The Democratic Republic of Congo's logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos” according to a new report from Greenpeace Africa, threatening to cut off trading with the European Union (EU), the world’s largest...

Greenpeace welcomes forest conservation pilot from Indonesian palm oil producer

Press release | 13 March, 2013 at 4:15

Jakarta, 13 March 2013 - Greenpeace Indonesia today welcomed the launch of a forest conservation pilot project by Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), to protect High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests and called on other...

Global sustainability forum tells Indonesian paper giant: end deforestation or else

Press release | 12 April, 2013 at 15:14

Jakarta, 12 April 2013: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which claims to be the "world’s foremost business association dedicated to sustainable development", today warned Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL)...

Greenpeace demands RSPO strengthen standards, expel rogue forest destroyers

Press release | 25 April, 2013 at 7:12

Jakarta, 25 April, 2013 – Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious...

Greenpeace welcomes FSC decision to disassociate from timber company Danzer after DRC...

Press release | 21 May, 2013 at 10:48

Amsterdam, May 21, 2013 – Greenpeace International welcomes the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate itself from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was...

Palm oil companies must come clean on Indonesian fire hotspots - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2013 at 1:08

Jakarta, June 22, 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the past 10 days (11-21 June) has revealed hundreds of fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean...

Greenpeace finds illegal DRC wood at Danzer Group Czech facility

Press release | 1 July, 2013 at 13:44

Amsterdam, July 1, 2013 – Greenpeace has found an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo at a veneer-processing factory in the Czech Republic run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

RSPO members must be held accountable for fires

Press release | 11 July, 2013 at 13:04

Jakarta, 11 July 2013 – Greenpeace International analysis of NASA hotspot data in Sumatra over the period 17 to 30 June ­and fresh photographic evidence has revealed fire hotspots in palm oil concessions that are owned by Roundtable on...

Illegal logs seized after attack on peaceful protest in the Amazon

Press release | 22 September, 2002 at 0:00

River blockade to protest Amazon destruction

Press release | 19 September, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace today joined close to 600 traditional Amazon rainforest communities in blocking the Jaraucu River to protest against forest destruction and demand the creation of an Extractive Reserve (1). Protesters unfurled a 17-meter banner, which...

US FBI arrests peaceful protesters and freelance photographer

Press release | 13 April, 2002 at 0:00

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