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Protection of Life on Earth hangs in balance after Global Summit

Press release | 20 February, 2004 at 1:00

As the UN Convention on protecting the world's rich biodiversity ended today, Greenpeace declared that the future for many threatened plants and animals still hangs in the balance. On paper, over 180 Governments have agreed on a global action...

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...

Chains Of Destruction: The global trade in illegal timber and why Asia-Pacific...

Publication | 6 March, 2006 at 15:00

The governments who are party to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG) process have not implemented ANY rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region, despite the fact that they committed to do so in...

Life in the forest

Background | 26 October, 2007 at 18:24

Few places can match the biodiversity of the Paradise Forests for volume, variety and biological importance.

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...

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...

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.

World's largest forest destroyer takes on environmentalists

Press release | 15 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace, one of the world's leading environmental organisations, has received a letter from the lawyers of one of the world's largest and richest retailers in forest destruction, Rimbunan Hijau (RH). The Malaysian multinational logging firm...

Malaysian Timber Certification Council Sustainable Certification Imposters

Publication | 5 February, 2004 at 1:00

The oldest inhabitants of Malaysia are its indigenous peoples. They account for about 5 percent of the total population, and represent a majority in Sarawak and Sabah. The indigenous peoples of Sabah, Sarawak and Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia...

What if YOU had the Earth's RICHES but no money to spend?

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

Marovo people are guardians of a natural treasure – one of the world´s largest tropical lagoons, enclosing forest clad, rainfall soaked mountains. They value traditions, trust, sharing and working together. The land, rivers and sea provide fresh...

Mitsubishi Corporation to cease buying Tasmanian ancient forest

Press release | 18 May, 2004 at 2:00

Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Corporation, an importer of Tasmanian woodchip who trade with Gunns Ltd(1), have replied to a letter from Greenpeace Japan and the Wilderness Society stating they will cease buying woodchips from Tasmania's...

Protecting Ancient Forests at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Press release | 8 October, 2003 at 2:00

"The Greenpeace Book Campaign", a new international initiative, has been launched today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Internationally renowned authors such as Margaret Atwood, Helen Fielding and Kirsten Boie have already joined the initiative,...

Rainbow Warrior

Background | 9 October, 2007 at 15:18

The Rainbow Warrior is sailing through the Paradise Forests, the fastest logged forest area on Earth, on a “Forest Crime Patrol” to stop destructive and illegal logging and offer community based solutions to industrial logging.

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | 12 September, 2006 at 2:00

In what is becoming an annual event, increasingly frequent and more intense fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by...

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...

Paper industries must stop ancient forest destruction

Press release | 2 September, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace Japan today held a peaceful demonstration in front of the headquarters of Oji Paper Co. and Nippon Paper Industries Co. with a life-size photo-banner of a Tasmanian tree-stump (1). Written across the photo was the slogan: "Stop Ancient...

Rainbow Warrior Arrives in Indonesia

Press release | 21 January, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace Flagship SV Rainbow Warrior arrived in Jakarta for the first time yesterday to commence the Asia-Pacific leg of its global campaign to protect the environment.  Greenpeace is being hosted in Jakarta by WALHI - Friends of the Earth...

Indonesian Politicians Pledge Support for Greenpeace Campaigns

Press release | 23 January, 2004 at 1:00

Indonesia's Minister for the Environment  Nabiel Makarim visited Greenpeace's flagship the SV Rainbow Warrior in Jakarta Thursday (Jan 22) and pledged his government's support for Greenpeace and its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

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...

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