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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...

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...

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...

Greenpeace seizes stolen PNG logs

Press release | 12 May, 2002 at 0:00

Illegal genetically engineered maize let loose in Europe

Press release | 9 May, 2007 at 19:57

The Dutch Food Safety Authority (VWA) announced today that it is recalling part of a cargo containing illegal Genetically Engineered (GE) maize imported from the United States of America. The VWA has also announced that it will step up...

Greenpeace reveals that production of magazines and packaging linked to destruction...

Press release | 22 March, 2007 at 0:00

The world's largest paper company, Stora Enso, and one of Europe's largest pulp producers, Botnia, today stand accused of destroying huge tracts of Europe's last remaining ancient forests to make paper for well-known magazines, photocopy paper...

EU President implicated in Forest Crimes

Press release | 19 September, 2006 at 0:00

A Greenpeace International report released today reveals how illegally logged timber from Russia is being freely imported into Finland to factories including those of Stora Enso, which is partly owned by the Finnish State.

Forest Stewardship Council wins award for leading role in forest management

Press release | 15 December, 2004 at 0:00

Greenpeace congratulated the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for winning the prestigious 'Alcan Prize for Sustainability' today (1). The FSC was awarded one million USD for the contribution it has made towards improving forest management around...

Will Ministers act to protect life on earth?

Press release | 18 February, 2004 at 0:00

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...

Australia's Styx Valley protesters stop woodchip export to Japan

Press release | 15 February, 2004 at 0:00

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.

Greenpeace Quarantines Genetically Engineered Wheat in Canada

Press release | 5 June, 2003 at 0:00

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...

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

Press release | 16 May, 2003 at 0:00

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...

6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

Blog entry by Molly Dorozenski | 9 May, 2017 1 comment

Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP , corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down...

We speak for the trees

Blog entry by Ethan Gilbert | 6 June, 2017 1 comment

When Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s largest logging company, threw two multi-million dollar lawsuits at Greenpeace and Stand.Earth for speaking out for the protection of the Canadian boreal forest, people around the world did not...

What’s happening in Poland’s last remaining ancient forest will make you furious

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 30 June, 2017 3 comments

Would you put your body on the line to stop some of Europe’s oldest trees from being cut down? That’s what hundreds of activists are doing to protect the Białowieża Forest in Poland. Fifth blockade of the Białowieża Ancient...

The world is on fire

Blog entry by Konstantin Fomin | 14 August, 2017 9 comments

A huge wildfire is raging in Greenland. 150 km from the Arctic Circle and just 50 km away from Greenland's ice sheet, large swathes of tundra have been burning for over a week . Nobody has seen anything like this in recent times.

We shall not be moved

Blog entry by Marianna Hoszowska | 7 September, 2017 5 comments

This week, a courageous group of activists from across Europe are joining Greenpeace Poland to stop illegal logging in the ancient Białowieża  Forest. Dozens of people have been chaining themselves to trees and logging machinery to...

The palm oil industry promises reform, but there’s still no sign of change

Blog entry by Bagus Kusuma | 4 December, 2017 1 comment

It was ten years ago that Greenpeace first published an investigation into Indonesia’s palm oil industry. We showed that the world’s biggest brands got their palm oil from companies destroying Indonesia’s rainforests - threatening...

Your right to stand for forests is under attack — again

Blog entry by Amy Moas | 30 January, 2018 3 comments

If it seems like we’ve been talking about lawsuits a lot lately, it’s because we have. Corporate bullies, helped by Donald Trump’s go-to law firm, have filed two massive lawsuits against Greenpeace in the last two years. They aim...

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.

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...

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,...

Chains of destruction leading from the world's remaining ancient forests to the...

Publication | 1 April, 2002 at 0:00

Throughout its period of high economic growth, Japan has been the largest consumer of timber in the international market. The impact of Japanese demand on the world's ancient forests has been enormous. As the evidence in this report shows, even...

Greenpeace position on Reference Levels for REDD

Publication | 6 June, 2011 at 9:00

The decisions made on reference levels will in large part determine whether REDD will strengthen or weaken the global effort to avert catastrophic climate change. National reference levels that incentivise real permanent emission reductions from...

On The Ground 2011

Publication | 16 October, 2011 at 23:26

'On the Ground: The controversies of PEFC and SFI' , details a series of cases, including how indigenous peoples' rights in Chile, Canada and Sweden have been dismissed, how massive old growth forest destruction has been certified as...

The Numbers Game

Feature story | 28 March, 2006 at 0:00

Imagine a football pitch as you've seen it many times. It's a bit less than one hectare in area. Now imagine that same football pitch packed end-to-end with a pile of wood around twice the height of Mt. Everest. That's the amount of forest that...

Maradona, movie stars and flying jaguars triumph in Argentina

Feature story | 27 October, 2005 at 0:00

It took the intervention of some home-grown celebrities to finally tip the balance in favour of protecting the forests of northern Argentina after a long fight by Greenpeace and the indigenous Wichi people.

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...

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...

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...

Will Europe lead the way towards 'zero deforestation'?

Blog entry by Sébastien Risso | 2 December, 2015 2 comments

From the time we're in school, we are taught that forests absorb and store carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases (GHG) responsible for climate change, and that they produce and release oxygen. Yet despite the essential role...

Nestlé

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 9:40

Following a short but highly effective global Greenpeace campaign targeting the Kit Kat brand, the food giant Nestlé agrees to stop purchasing palm oil from sources that destroy Indonesian rainforests.

Hope floats at heavenly lake

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | 23 February, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Six months later: communities are still suffering from one of Brazil’s worst...

Blog entry by Alan Azevedo | 6 May, 2016

Six months have passed since one of the worst environmental tragedies in Brazil’s history: the Samarco dam collapse . On 5 November, 2015, Samarco’s mining waste dam gave way, releasing a torrent of contaminated mud that killed 19...

Wildfires in Russia: much worse than you could imagine

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | 3 June, 2016 1 comment

According to analysis of recent satellite data, forest fires in eastern Russia currently cover more than 3.5 million hectares of forested land. An area larger than Belgium! And the fire season in Russia isn't over yet. This...

UN report highlights the challenges Indigenous People in Brazil face to protect their...

Blog entry by Danicley de Aguiar | 23 September, 2016

For Indigenous activists defending their traditional lands, Brazil is one of the most dangerous places in the world . Xavante indigenous people from Maraiãwatsede with traditional body paint for war. Due to conflicts over land...

One year later and no justice: Communities affected by dam disaster speak out

Blog entry by Fabiana Alves | 8 November, 2016 1 comment

This past Saturday – 5 November, 2016 – hundreds of people gathered at the ruins of the Bento Rodrigues school in Mariana, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. They were there out of remembrance, and to call for justice. Exactly one year...

Four ways our forests must be part of the climate conversation

Blog entry by Jannes Stoppel | 30 November, 2016 2 comments

On a warming planet, forests hold the key to stopping climate change. Forest landscapes and agricultural areas can absorb emissions like a sponge. They take carbon dioxide from the air through photosynthesis, and store it in wood and...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Great Northern Forest

Blog entry by Juha Aromaa | 5 December, 2016

The Great Northern Forest has many names. Scientists see The Great Northern Forest as the boreal forest ecosystem - the global coniferous forest blanketing the northern hemisphere. The Russians traditionally call it “Taiga”. If you...

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 15:00

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 11:00

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...

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