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Palm oil: Cooking the Climate

Feature story | 8 November, 2007 at 1:00

If, as you read this, you're tucking into a KitKat or dipping into a tube of Pringles, you might be interested to know that these products contain palm oil that is linked to the destruction of forests and peatlands in Indonesia. As our new report...

Stop the Horror: Ban Illegal Timber

Feature story | 7 February, 2007 at 1:00

If you buy or sell pirate DVDs you would be breaking the law. You could face a fine or even get jail time. But when companies in Europe buy or sell illegal timber from the last of the world's ancient forests they won't even have the timber...

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | 12 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

Rice at risk

Feature story | 16 October, 2004 at 2:00

Rice has been a grown around the world for over 10,000 years, it is cultivated in 113 countries and 3000 million people rely on it as a staple food. All of this is in danger as the spectre of genetic engineering creeps up on the planet's most...

One fish, two fish, glofish?

Feature story | 20 January, 2004 at 1:00

The biotechnology industry has struggled for the last twenty years to come up with products that work, and propaganda to sell those products. Remember the FlavrSavr tomato, the first genetically engineered (GE) food product designed to ripen on...

Soya blazes through the Amazon

Feature story | 12 December, 2003 at 1:00

It was a beautiful star gazing night last night and almost everyone was out on deck. The moon rose late and the lights on deck were off because we are in transit. In the distance, against the silhouette of the forest, there was an orange glow.

The ingredients are hidden, but the companies can't hide

Feature story | 17 January, 2003 at 1:00

Genetically engineered food products will not be able to hide much longer in the largest food market in the world. Many Chinese do not even know they are being sold GE products, but a new poll shows they want a choice and some are even willing to...

UK seize illegal timber

Feature story | 18 March, 2004 at 1:00

We are demanding that the UK Government seize a huge cargo of illegal timber that arrived at London's Tilbury docks on 18th March. The timber is from Indonesia's rainforests, where illegal logging is threatening orang-utans and tigers.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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. ...

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 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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

Greenpeace Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Press release | 24 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

World's leading scientists urge governments to protect the deep sea

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 1:00

Over 1000 of the world's foremost marine scientists released a strong statement calling on governments and the UN to act swiftly to protect the imperilled biological diversity of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. The statement was released...

Greenpeace confronts illegal logging in Indonesia and calls on world Governments to...

Press release | 5 February, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior today exposed the loading of suspected illegal plywood in the mouth of Lamandau River. The area, located on the west side of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesia, is home to a rapidly...

Styx Valley protesters claim win

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace and The Wilderness Society today claimed a win in their campaign to protect Tasmania´s Styx Valley, after loggers failed to show up for work following environmentalists´ peaceful occupation of a logging coupe. Two activists are hanging...

World's tallest tree protest to stop Japanese Companies' imports of 'ancient forest'...

Press release | 12 November, 2003 at 1:00

The ancient Styx Forest in the Australian island of Tasmania has been put in the global spotlight today with the construction of a 'tree sit', dubbed the Global Rescue Station, that will house activists from four countries 65 metres above the...

Decades of environmental destruction revealed in A LIFE OF CRIME

Press release | 6 November, 2003 at 1:00

Toronto/Santiago, 6 November 2003-Greenpeace activists today held simultaneous protests to highlight the destructive activities of Canadian mining giant, Noranda, is preparing to begin in the pristine forest region of Patagonia.  

Greenpeace enforces international law to stop GMOs entering Mexico

Press release | 12 September, 2003 at 2:00

As the World Trade Organisation meeting in Mexico looks set to leave developing countries at the mercy of the US and biotech companies like Monsanto, Greenpeace stopped the first shipment of genetically engineered maize entering Mexico after a...

Finland resumes destruction of its old-growth forests

Press release | 25 August, 2003 at 2:00

 Metsähallitus, the Finnish state-owned enterprise Forest Park Service (FPS) has announced it will call off the moratorium on logging in that last of Finland's old growth forests agreed upon in July this year. The FPS is planning to log at least...

Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedom

Press release | 26 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for the release of the organisation's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, being detained by authorities in Valencia, Spain since 13 June after a non-violent, peaceful protest against the importation of illegal and destructive...

Nestlé

Background | 13 September, 2011 at 11:40

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.

Food and drinks giant Nestlé to stop using products from rainforest destruction

Press release | 17 May, 2010 at 9:13

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food and drinks company, announced today that it will stop using products that come from rainforest destruction. The move follows a two month Greenpeace campaign that exposed Nestlé’s use of palm oil in products like...

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...

Valentino tops Greenpeace fashion brand ranking on water pollution and deforestation

Press release | 7 February, 2013 at 13:20

Rome, 7 February 2013 – Greenpeace Italy released a new green ranking guide today, which revealed major differences between the policies of high-end fashion brands on toxic water pollution and deforestation.

Rice Industry in Crisis

Publication | 6 February, 2007 at 10:31

Major rice markets close doors to genetically engineered riceafter contamination of the global food supply chain

The Baltic Sea - A Roadmap to Recovery

Publication | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

This report describes the poor environmental state of the Baltic Sea today and identifies the European Marine Strategy, and the associated proposal for a Directive, as the key political process that could reverse the Baltic's decline. The...

Good Unilever palm oil statement

Feature story | 1 May, 2008 at 2:00

Despite insisting a week ago that they wouldn’t be bounced into taking action, Unilever boss, Patrick Cescau performed a swift about turn today and announced that his company is supporting our call for a moratorium – a complete halt – on...

Palm oil blockade

Feature story | 15 November, 2007 at 1:00

(UPDATED - see below) With a banner reading 'Palm Oil Kills Forests and Climate' the Rainbow Warrior has anchored next to a palm oil tanker blocking it in port. Our ship is stationed close enough to the tanker that the tug boats can't get it out...

Activists trapped by loggers

Feature story | 18 October, 2007 at 2:00

Eight Greenpeace activists trapped in a Brazilian environmental protection agency (Ibama) office, for nearly two days, have finally managed to escape. Our team was forced to seek refuge in the Ibama Amazon base, after loggers blocked them from...

Illegal Carve-up of Congo Rainforests

Feature story | 26 February, 2007 at 1:00

The second largest rainforest in the world, after the Amazon, sits in the Congo basin of Africa, with around half existing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Around 21 million hectares (over 51 million acres) of DRC's rainforest are now...

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