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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...

Why we leaked hundreds of pages of a secret trade deal that threatens our rights and...

Blog entry by Shira Stanton and Sebastian Bock | 23 June, 2017

Behind closed doors and countless documents, details of a proposed deal between two of the world’s largest economies are being kept from us. Until now. Chances are that the planned trade deal between the European Union and Japan...

Protecting what protects us

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 2 December, 2016 2 comments

The diversity of nature is essential to ensure our planet remains habitable. That is why we need to stand up to all those who endanger the global web of life – those who plunder the Commons for private gain. Back in 1992,...

Great Bear Rainforest

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 11:35

Ten years of difficult, dangerous and at times heartbreaking work delivers an agreement that put one third of Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest under full protection and binds logging companies to a strict ecosystem based management system for the rest.

Greenpeace Russia team attacked by armed masked men

Press release | 9 September, 2016 at 14:11

St Petersburg, 9 September 2016 - A Greenpeace Russia volunteer firefighting team were in medical care today after being attacked overnight in their camp in the south of the country by a group of eight armed men.

Greenpeace calls for urgent global action to save The Great Northern Forest

Press release | 7 December, 2016 at 13:24

Moscow, 7 December 2016 - As governments meet to discuss biodiversity, Greenpeace announced today a new global campaign to save the world’s largest terrestrial carbon store – the Great Northern Forest.

Nestlé geht auf Forderungen ein

Background | 23 June, 2010 at 14:37

Nach einer wahrhaft aussergewöhnlichen Kampagne, in der Unterstützer, Aktivisten und besorgte Konsumenten – online und offline – unnachgiebig Druck auf Nestlé ausgeübt hatten, setzte der Lebensmittelriese einen Schritt und erklärte, künftig auf...

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Gucci “bag” a new kind of eco-luxury

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 13 March, 2013

Every time I meet someone and let them know that I work for Greenpeace they usually picture me with a helmet on my head, hanging from a rope or under the pressure of a water hydrant in the middle of the ocean. And every time I arrange...

Green gloves take over Italy challenging the fashion industry

Blog entry by Esperanza Mora | 7 March, 2013

On Saturday, Greenpeace Italy activists challenged the fashion industry on the streets of 24 Italian cities, including Milan, Florence and Rome. Following events held at the Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, Greenpeace...

Pointing fashion brands in the right direction

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 February, 2013 3 comments

Greenpeace Italy activists this morning covered the famous sculpture by Maurizio Cattelan, also known as "The Finger”, with a giant green glove. Activists surrounded the base of the sculpture and unfurled a banner with the message:...

A green catwalk in Milan

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 20 February, 2013

The Milan Fashion Show, one of the world’s top haute couture spots, has had an unexpected and green start this year as Greenpeace Italy activists unveiled a ‘vertical catwalk’ on the façade of the splendid Sforzesco Castle. ...

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 September, 2017 2 comments

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the “Amazon Chernobyl” - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying...

Working together - our partners in Paradise

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:19

Greenpeace is working with several non-government organisations (NGOs) and local groups on the eco-forestry initiative in Lake Murray. These groups include:

Outdoors 'Pharming' of Drugs risks Contamination

Press release | 7 September, 2001 at 2:00

Greenpeace exposes Greek link to ancient forest destruction in Liberia

Press release | 15 April, 2002 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists from Greece, Germany and Switzerland exposed yet another example of ancient forest crime by boarding the vessel "MV Zini" in the port of Kalamaki, Corinth and protesting against the unloading of logs from Liberia's last...

Undercover investigation implicates top brands in ‘Slaughtering the Amazon’

Press release | 1 June, 2009 at 2:00

A three-year undercover investigation by Greenpeace into Brazil’s booming cattle industry, the single largest source of deforestation in the world and Brazil’s main source of CO2 emissions (1), has found that top food, sports and fashion brands...

Greenpeace calls on Canon to defend the whales

Press release | 24 January, 2008 at 11:40

Canon, the world's top digital camera maker and major sponsor of projects to save endangered species, has refused a Greenpeace request to condemn the Japanese government's whaling programme.

Timber trade meeting

Press release | 7 May, 2007 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today abseiled from the top of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Port Moresby, where delegates were gathering for the start of the 42nd International Tropical Timber Organization’s (ITTO) committee meeting, and unfurled a...

Greenpeace exposes that logging in the Congo rainforest is out of control

Press release | 11 April, 2007 at 2:00

A damning new report launched by Greenpeace today exposes that international logging companies operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are causing social chaos and wreaking environmental havoc. 'Carving up the Congo' (1) uncovers...

GE rice industry facing meltdown as global tide of rejection grows

Press release | 6 February, 2007 at 11:51

The global rejection of genetically engineered rice is revealed today as 41 of the world’s biggest exporters, processors and retailers issued written commitments to stay GE free. The worldwide tide of opposition is reflected in the new Greenpeace...

10 years of continuing rejection

Press release | 18 January, 2007 at 1:00

A summary of ‘Global status of genetically engineered crops’, released by Greenpeace today, provides solid evidence that resistance to genetically engineered crops continues to grow, amongst farmers, consumers and governments. The Greenpeace...

Crop circles appear on three continents to protest against GE crops

Press release | 3 October, 2006 at 2:00

October 3rd: Greenpeace activists today created giant crop circles in maize fields on three different continents (1) to mark the beginning of a global campaign to protect maize – one of the world’s most important staple foods – against...

Marine Reserves in the Mediterranean now

Press release | 15 June, 2006 at 2:00

Marine life in the Mediterranean is in danger of being wiped out unless 40% of the sea is protected by reserves, says a new Greenpeace report. The report, "Marine Reserves for the Mediterranean Sea" highlights the threats facing the Mediterranean...

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...

Industrial logging threat looms large over rainforest Eden

Press release | 13 April, 2006 at 2:00

A new detailed map (1) - released by Greenpeace and Forest Watch Indonesia today - reveals plans to cut down as much as 35% (29 million hectares) of New Guinea Island's rainforest, the 'Eden' where scientists recently discovered a host of new...

Global trade in illegal logging

Press release | 28 March, 2006 at 2:00

China is central to the laundering of illegal timber from some of the world's most endangered forests, according to a new investigative report by Greenpeace. The trade is driven by domestic and international demand in the USA, Europe, Japan and...

Roadmap to recovery

Press release | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

The most accurate maps ever produced covering some of the Earth's most precious ecological treasures where launched today by Greenpeace at the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Brazil. The maps reveal that less than 10% of the world's land...

Dramatic action by Greenpeace focuses world’s attention on protecting life on Earth

Press release | 16 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists hung a huge banner on the hand of the famous statue of Christ, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, today which read ‘The future of the planet is in your hands’ to demand that governments act to protect life on Earth and ensure a safer...

Greenpeace protects rainforest 'Eden'

Press release | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time today as part of a global campaign to help protect the world’s last ancient forests. Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Paradise...

Amazon protection

Press release | 14 February, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace has welcomed the news that a large area of the Amazon rainforest will be protected from forest destruction. The Brazilian Government has announced that 6.4 million hectares of the ancient forest, an area twice the size of Belgium, will...

Greenpeace blocks export of forest crimes

Press release | 7 November, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists (1) blocked a ‘Finnlines’ freight ship in the Finnish port of Kemi today to prevent it loading and exporting pulp and paper linked to the destruction of one of Europe's last ancient forests.

Museum built from Amazon destruction

Press release | 20 October, 2005 at 2:00

At 10.00am this morning, forty one Greenpeace activists sealed the entrance to Madrid's prestigious Queen Sofia Museum (Reina Sofia), and declared it an ancient forest crime scene. The activists hung a banner in front of the museum reading...

Criminal rainforest timber trade

Press release | 19 October, 2005 at 2:00

A criminal trail of illegally logged timber from the world's last rainforests, which is 'laundered' in China before arriving in Europe, the USA and other consumer countries, has been uncovered by a major Greenpeace investigation. (1)

Environmentalist protest use of timber from illegal loggers

Press release | 29 March, 2005 at 2:00

Activists from Greenpeace and Quercus today have taken action to close the main gate of Vicaima near Porto in protest at the company's continued use of timber from illegal and destructive logging from the world's ancient forests. At 7am this...

Greenpeace greets Finnish Prime Minister with pieces of his national culture- woodchips

Press release | 16 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists today appealed to the Finnish Prime Minister to save the Sámi reindeer forests. The activists unfurled at banner - Stop Trashing Sámi Reindeer Forests - from the roof of the UN headquarters of the Food and Agriculture...

Forest Rescue Station set up in Finnish Lapland

Press release | 2 March, 2005 at 1:00

Greenpeace today announced that it would be stepping up its campaign to protect remaining ancient forests in Finland by establishing a Forest Rescue Station in the last Sámi reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This follows the Finnish...

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Press release | 8 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the SumatranTiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Greenpeace demands Malaysian government to stop criminal Ramin trade

Press release | 6 October, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and global trade of Ramin timber at the international meeting of...

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.

Buying a return to whaling

Press release | 19 July, 2004 at 2:00

The future of whales appears to be more uncertain than ever as the 56th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, IWC, begins. The number of countries in favour of whaling at the IWC is steadily increasing, not because opponents of whaling...

Greenpeace acquitted

Press release | 19 May, 2004 at 2:00

This afternoon the Bush Administration's case against Greenpeace USA was thrown out of court. Judge Adalberto Jordan acquitted the environmental group after accepting Greenpeace's claim that the US government provided insufficient evidence to the...

Styx campaign shifts from tree-sit to ballot box

Press release | 7 April, 2004 at 2:00

Following the success of the first stage of their international campaign, Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today began dismantling the Global Rescue Station in the Styx Valley, Tasmania, shifting the focus from the tree-sit to the ballot...

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