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IWC meeting ends

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 2:00

The democratic process took a pummeling again today at the IWC when the indigenous peoples of the Inuit and Chukotka were denied their quota for a second time.

Hope floats at heavenly lake

Blog entry by Elena Sakirko and Konstantin Fomin | 23 February, 2016

This month the fate of a Russian jewel will be decided in a small town in Western Siberia. The town is Beloyarsky and the jewel is the Numto nature preserve. The oil company Surgutneftegas already extracts oil from the park but now...

Canada's indefensible seal hunt

Feature story | 10 March, 2005 at 1:00

Off Canada's east coast, harp seals are giving birth to their offspring. But their future may be short-lived, as Canada prepares to announce what could be the biggest seal hunt ever. It's a hunt justified by inaccurate, incomplete and...

Logging destruction of Styx Valley

Feature story | 26 April, 2004 at 2:00

In March 2004, photographer Tim Georgeson overcame his fear of heights and returned to his native country, travelling to the Styx Valley Global Rescue Station in Tasmania, Australia. His photo's and audio interview document the destruction of...

Mexican whale santuary declared

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 2:00

Today Mexico decreed the Mexican Whale Sanctuary in all of its EEZ (exclusive economic zone) in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The area of the sanctuary is approximately three million square kilometers.

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...

2m hectares of Amazon saved!

Feature story | 11 November, 2004 at 1:00

The Brazilian government has stood up to the powerful forces of illegal loggers and greedy soya and beef barons in the Amazon by creating two massive protective reserves. This means increased sustainable use of the forest by local people and...

Boreal forests flushed away

Feature story | 19 September, 2003 at 2:00

Crowning the Earth and stretching across Russia and Canada, is a wide expanse of forest that comprises the largest ecosystem in the world - the Boreal forest. This northern treasure is a unique mixture of conifers and deciduous trees interspersed...

Dolphins die in trawler nets

Feature story | 26 January, 2004 at 1:00

Torn fins, lacerated flanks, broken beaks, a slow death by drowning and being washed ashore. This is the fate of thousands of dolphins in some north Atlantic fisheries during the winter. Why? All as unnecessary and avoidable by-catch of the...

Hong Kong’s ivory ban just a sliver of its wildlife crime

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 23 January, 2016

It’s worth more than cocaine, diamonds, gold, or heroin. So what’s stopping the Hong Kong government from stamping out all illegal wildlife products? Along Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s touristy arts district sit rows of large...

The Sauron White House

Feature story | 12 January, 2004 at 1:00

A dark leader of armies stares into a crystal globe that glows with a fiery, lidless eye, his mind bent to the will of an evil that seeks power above all else. His orders: destroy an ancient wilderness of majestic and mysterious trees, for the...

Iceland, Greenpeace, and whales

Feature story | 25 September, 2003 at 2:00

The recent Rainbow Warrior tour of Iceland was not the first time Greenpeace has tangled, or indeed occasionally tangoed, with Iceland on environmental issues. Rémi Parmentier was onboard the maiden voyage of the original Rainbow Warrior on our...

Unlikely hero released from jail

Feature story | 12 August, 2002 at 2:00

Joseph Melloh has spent the last three months in a Congolese jail, not for his former career as a professional poacher, but for campaigning against the bushmeat trade and investigating the operations of one logging company in the Congo.

Nature reserve or scrap yard?

Feature story | 10 April, 2003 at 2:00

The little known west African state of Guinea Bissau, sandwiched between Senegal and Guinea, includes the Bijagos Archipelagos. The islands are home to a huge range of wildlife and are an internationally recognised wildlife reserve and important...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 20 January, 2018 2 comments

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

Global action for ancient forests

Feature story | 23 June, 2003 at 2:00

Throughout the world, ancient forests are under threat. Many of the plants and animals that live in these forests face extinction. And many of the people and cultures who depend on these forests for their way of life are at risk. We are taking...

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...

Daily news: Gazprom moves to begin oil drilling in the Arctic; Wild mustang round-up...

Blog entry by MaeveS | 5 August, 2011

© Will Rose / Greenpeace Top news: Gazprom meets resistance as it plans offshore oil drilling in the Arctic; The UN estimates it will take 30 years to clean oil spilled in Niger delta; Wild horses are still free to roam in Wyoming;...

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