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Amazon

Topic | 4 September, 2008 at 18:53

The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical forest in the world, as big as Western Europe or the whole of the US, and plays a vital role keeping the world's climate stable.

"Bandit" loggers ordered to "hi-jack" Greenpeace in the Amazon

Press release | 24 November, 2003 at 1:00

Three hundred Brazilian loggers, bribed by local officials with promises of free alcohol, fuel and T-shirts, converged on the Greenpeace ship the MV Arctic Sunrise in a mid-river stand off in the Amazon. The loggers are angered by the...

Greenpeace activists block timber shipment from Amazonian illegal loggers

Press release | 17 March, 2008 at 1:00

A cargo ship loaded with timber sourced from companies with links to illegal logging operations in the Amazon was blocked in France today by Greenpeace activists.

Greenpeace welcomes protected areas in south Amazonas and calls on other states to follow

Press release | 17 December, 2004 at 1:00

Greenpeace today welcomed the announcement of the creation of a "mosaic" of protected areas covering more than three million hectares of forest, an area the size of Belgium, in the Brazilian Amazon.

Illegal logging and destruction continues in the Amazon

Press release | 22 November, 2003 at 1:00

Greenpeace today protested against industrial level forest exploitation in the remote Porto de Moz region of Brazil's Para State. Activists painted "Crime" on 6,000 cubic metres of logs and on a barge used to transport logs, and marked the area...

Thank you

Background | 18 March, 2012 at 9:54

Brazilian authorities seize illegally logged Amazonian timber

Feature story | 11 April, 2008 at 2:00

The Brazilian environmental agency seems to have finally woken up to the problem of illegally logged Amazonian timber leaving their shores.

'Soya King' wins Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 19 June, 2005 at 2:00

Blairo Maggi has won the Golden Chainsaw award for the Brazilian person who most contributed to Amazon destruction. Sadly, rather than accept the award from his celebrity presenters, the 'Soya King' slunk out through the back door of the school...

Brazilian police bust Amazon logging gang

Feature story | 6 June, 2005 at 13:28

The Brazilian Federal Police have dismantled a gang responsible for illegal logging in the State of Mato Grosso for 14 years. 89 arrest warrants were issued - including for corrupt Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA) agents and loggers, who...

Who will win the Golden Chainsaw?

Feature story | 25 May, 2005 at 2:00

The vote is on - who is responsible for the most Amazon destruction? Last week the Brazilian government showed that deforestation was at record levels, so we have nominated Brazilian President Lula and 5 others for the notorious Golden Chainsaw...

Amazon destruction: six football fields a minute

Feature story | 24 May, 2005 at 13:29

Amazon destruction has accelerated to record levels, according to figures released by the Brazilian government. The annual rate has reached 26,130 square km, the second highest ever - an area equivalent to about six football fields a minute are...

Bush takes Greenpeace to court

Feature story | 12 May, 2004 at 2:00

Question: What do the following have in common?A tall blondeA 55 year old teenage runawayA top Miami lawyerA Brazilian legislatorThe US Attorney general, John AshcroftA former Clinton aideA death threat19th century brothelsOh... and a lot of trees

Megadam in the heart of Amazon is cancelled

Press release | 5 August, 2016 at 4:48

Brasilia, Brazil, 4 August 2016 - Today the Brazilian environmental agency, IBAMA, announced the licensing process to build the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT), a giant dam planned for one of the last major free flowing rivers in the Brazilian Amazon,...

Greenpeace and indigenous community fight Amazon destruction with technology

Press release | 10 September, 2015 at 6:00

Manaus, 10 September 2015 - Answering a call from the Ka’apor people, activists from Greenpeace Brazil are working with the Ka’apor indigenous community to monitor and protect their lands from the invasion of illegal loggers in Maranhão state,...

The Amazon Tree Saga: From the Forest to the Market

Publication | 19 January, 2006 at 1:00

How do you get a shipment of illegal logs out of the Amazon and to market in São Paolo? A team of Greenpeace activists risked their lives to go undercover to show -- for the first time -- exactly how it's done.

Amazon destruction for Soya halted - for now

Feature story | 2 April, 2008 at 2:00

Despite a recent increase in deforestation in the Amazon, there is a glimmer of hope that the destruction can be halted.

The Amazon -a gangster's paradise

Press release | 28 November, 2003 at 1:00

While the Brazilian Government begins civilised discussions on the first day of the National Environment Conference in Brasilia, Greenpeace activists brought the stark contrast of the lawlessness in parts of the Amazon to their doorstep this...

Violence, Murder and Slavery; the true picture of Amazon destruction revealed

Press release | 3 November, 2003 at 1:00

For the first time, the secret face of Amazon destruction and the names of those behind it is revealed in a report published today by Greenpeace. It exposes an alarming picture of land invasions by powerful loggers and cattle ranchers. The report...

Nun assassinated defending Amazon

Feature story | 13 February, 2005 at 1:00

74 year old American missionary Sister Dorothy Stang was assassinated on Saturday in the Amazon state of Para, Brazil. Sister Dorothy was travelling to a sustainable development project in Anapu with some colleagues when she was shot three times...

Prosecutor raises serious concerns about BP and Total’s plans to drill near the...

Press release | 10 May, 2017 at 13:16

Amapá state, Brazil, 10 May 2017 - The Federal Prosecutor of the State of Amapá has recommended the suspension of environmental licensing to BP and Total for their planned deep water drilling near the unique and vulnerable Amazon Reef biome.

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