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I don’t want to be a part of the problem

Blog entry by Khalimat Tekeeva | 6 March, 2017

My name is Khalia, I have been working with Greenpeace Russia for more than three years to try and make our planet a better place. I love The Great Northern Forest for its wild beauty, for the inspiration it offers to anyone who...

Alaskan rainforest faces decimation

Feature story | 17 September, 2003 at 2:00

We've sent the largest ship in our fleet, the MV Esperanza, to Southeast Alaska to expose the impacts of industrial logging on the the Tongass National Forest (TNF), the largest forest in the US and one of the most diverse and irreplaceable...

Landmark pact reached to protect Canada's Boreal Forest

Feature story | 18 May, 2010 at 18:43

Today the biggest, most ambitious forest conservation deal ever has been announced: The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. After more than seven years of hard-fought campaigning to end the on-going destruction of Canada's Boreal Forest, Greenpeace...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 14:06

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently completed a World Bank sponsored review of the logging industry with some positive results. Yet it has allowed an expansion of the industry to more than twice the recommended size.

Orgullosos de formar parte de la resolución del FSC

Blog entry by Judy Rodrigues | 14 September, 2015

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INFOGRAPHIC: What you should know about the heart of the Amazon

Blog entry by Alia Lassal | 27 May, 2016

The Tapajós River is one of the last free-flowing rivers in the entire Brazilian Amazon. But this river in the heart of the rainforest and the people and ecosystems that depend on it face a serious threat. Here’s what you need to...

Gazprom wants to build a gas pipeline through a unique nature reserve

Blog entry by Irina Kozlovskikh | 5 December, 2017 1 comment

As if fossil fuels weren’t bad enough already. Now Gazprom wants to build the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the unique  Kurgalsky Nature Reserve .   We can’t let that happen. Over 38,000 people in Russia have...

Nestlé needs to give rainforests a real break

Feature story | 23 March, 2010 at 1:00

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...

The huge scale of illegal logging in DRC laid bare

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | 28 January, 2013

Deep in the vast rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo, chainsaws are buzzing. Heavy machinery rumbles and growls, as loggers slice their way through the forest. Three newly published investigations have confirmed that...

Finnish Forest Rescued!

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 December, 2010 20 comments

Real change rarely comes quickly as we would like – it’s one of the tough lessons of environmental campaigning. But when it eventually does arrive, it can be very, very sweet, like the satisfaction of saving an immense forest in the...

Update: Forest fires in Russia

Blog entry by jmckeati | 15 August, 2010 2 comments

As wildfires in Russia spread to areas hit by nuclear fallout from Chernobyl, Greenpeace Russia continues to provide Russian citizens – and the international media – with up-to-date information on the real extent of the forest fires...

Indonesian President praises us for criticising forest policy

Blog entry by Ruben | 29 April, 2010

Originally p osted by Laura on April 9, 2010 3:20 PM Guest blogged by Jamie ( original post on GP UK ) - It's three weeks since we launched our Nestlé campaign and, thanks to the fantastic support we've received, it's...

Rising high to tell Brazilian President ‘Stop the Chainsaws’

Blog entry by Stephanie Goodwin | 27 October, 2011

Almost one year ago to the day, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said something that made a lot of sense:   “ Brazil can expand its agricultural production without cutting .”  I agree. One year later, however, the president appears...

Conflict over Khimki Forest continues

Blog entry by Asti Roesle, Forest Campaigner | 17 May, 2011 2 comments

Elena Kostuchenko is a journalist for Russian paper Novaya Gazeta who has been covering the struggle to save Khimki Forest, she speaks here about the social conflict and involvement of French company Vinci. The situation in the ...

Protecting Europe’s last remaining lowland forest

Blog entry by Dominik, Greenpeace Poland | 19 November, 2010 9 comments

The last remaining European lowland forest can be found at the junction of two countries: Poland and Belarus. The Białowieska Forest is all that remains of an ancient forest that once stretched between the Ural Mountains and Spain. A...

Govs show Indonesian forests the money: 4 billion fund for forest protection

Blog entry by Laura K. | 28 May, 2010 5 comments

Indonesian forests got some love and some money this week. The money came in the form of a 4 billion USD fund contributed to by seven wealthy countries - US, UK, Norway, Germany, Australia, Japan and France - to be used for forest...

French construction firm Vinci involved in scandalous destruction of Russian forest

Blog entry by Asti Roesle, Forest Campaigner | 2 May, 2011 25 comments

A Greenpeace Russia activist surveys the damage to the protected Khimki Forest. Image: Vadim Kantor Protected Russian forest is being destroyed in order to build a new toll highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. The campaign...

Historic Indonesian forest protection deal at risk from industry

Blog entry by Laura K. | 23 November, 2010 3 comments

Image: Will Rose / Greenpeace Norway and Indonesia are about to make history. A 1 billion USD forest protection deal between these two countries could help set Indonesia on a low-carbon development pathway and become a positive...

Market Life

Blog entry by gillo | 9 November, 2009

From Suzette, communications coordinator at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia It almost feels like a home coming. Landing back in Indonesia and then travelling into the back-blocks of Sumatra. In the last few years I’ve been...

Greenpeace Canada: Canadian-made nuclear reactor too dangerous to build

Blog entry by Justin | 3 December, 2008

The new report commissioned by Greenpeace warns that Canada’s CANDU-6 nuclear reactor, designed by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) in the 1970s, is unsafe and too dangerous to build according to modern regulatory standards. The...

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