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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...

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...

Greenpeace calls on Canon to defend the whales

Press release | 24 January, 2008 at 11:40

Canon, the world's top digital camera maker and major sponsor of projects to save endangered species, has refused a Greenpeace request to condemn the Japanese government's whaling programme.

Greenpeace slams US commodities giant for Amazon crimes

Press release | 22 May, 2006 at 2:00

To mark the UN's International Day for Biological Diversity today, Greenpeace activists continued their global actions against the world's largest privately-owned company, US commodities giant, Cargill, for destroying the Amazon rainforest to...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Greenpeace shuts down soya export terminal of leading Amazon destroyer

Press release | 19 May, 2006 at 2:00

A team of climbers from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise shut down Cargill's illegal soya export facility in the heart of the Amazon rainforest today. The soya, which is exported to Europe as animal feed, is grown in deforested areas of the...

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...

Greenpeace protects rainforest 'Eden'

Press release | 14 March, 2006 at 1:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sailed into the Indonesian province of Papua for the first time today as part of a global campaign to help protect the world’s last ancient forests. Greenpeace is on a mission to protect the Paradise...

Greenpeace join forces with Sámi reindeer herders to secure their forest future

Press release | 7 March, 2005 at 1:00

Today in a joint operation with Sámi reindeer herders, Greenpeace campaigners started demarcating the boundaries of the last remaining reindeer forests of Arctic Lapland. This unprecedented activity by reindeer herders follows many years of 'talk...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Changing minds in Iceland

Press release | 5 July, 2004 at 2:00

According to a new opinion poll (1) conducted in Iceland by the IMG Gallup for Greenpeace and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), support for the resumption of whaling has declined.

CITES Factsheet: African Elephant

Publication | 1 October, 2004 at 2:00

In the past the demand for ivory has led to wide-scale poaching and the decimation of elephant populations.

Goldman Awards

Press release | 24 April, 2006 at 2:00

A Papua New Guinean lawyer and a Brazilian activist are among six people to have been named as winners of the world’s top grassroots environmental award, in recognition of their work to protect some of the last ancient forests on earth.

Rainbow Warrior exposes forest destruction in rainforest Eden

Press release | 11 April, 2006 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior today unfurled protest banners saying "Stop ancient forest destruction" in front of the ship MV Ardhianto as it is being loaded with a large consignment of plywood from some of the...

100 per cent crime

Press release | 6 March, 2006 at 1:00

Greenpeace turned the spotlight on the man accused by the Brazilian Environment Agency (IBAMA) of being responsible for a major 'forest crime' in the heart of the Amazon - the destruction a vast area of pristine rainforest.

Greenpeace 'jaguars' stop bulldozers destroying forest

Press release | 29 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars, used motorbikes to track down five more bulldozers that were destroying precious forests in a remote region of Argentina. (1) The forest is being destroyed to grow genetically engineered soya that is...

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...

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...

Greenpeace calls the Summit for Life on Earth a failure

Press release | 31 March, 2006 at 2:00

As the two-week long world summit on biodiversity drew to a close, Greenpeace described the outcome as major failure - a missed opportunity to stop the global loss of life in the world's forests and oceans.

Swimming in Chemicals - Widespread presence of brominated flame retardants and PCBs...

Publication | 3 November, 2005 at 9:44

European eels from 20 locations in 10 countries across Europe were found to contain varying levels of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and/or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Some of the chemicals analysed are in current use while others have...

Genetically Engineered Fish - New Threats to the Environment

Publication | 5 January, 2005 at 1:00

This briefing examines the development of genetically engineered (GE) fish, which could soon be produced on a commercial scale.

Amazon under seige

Publication | 5 January, 2004 at 1:00

The Amazon Basin covers five percent of the land surface of the planet, extending over some 7.8 million km2. It has 25,000 km of navigable rivers and contains around 20% of the Earth’s fresh water. Its forests represent one of the most important...

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...

Renewable Independent Power Producers (RIPPs)

Publication | 1 July, 1999 at 2:00

Restructuring the Southeast Asian Electricity Sector usingSustainable Energy

Ten football pitches worth of ocean floor devastated every four seconds

Press release | 7 June, 2006 at 2:00

As the kick-off to the football world cup approaches, Greenpeace has revealed the shocking fact that every four seconds, marine life in an area of ocean floor the size of ten football fields is wiped out by high seas bottom trawlers. Tomorrow has...

Greenpeace launches 'jaguars' to stop forest destruction

Press release | 26 July, 2004 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists, dressed as jaguars on motorbikes, immobilised bulldozers to prevent them destroying precious forests in a remote region of north west Argentina today. The forests are being cut down to grow Monsanto's genetically engineered...

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...

Greenpeace intercepts timber from Cameroon's Rainforest

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today intercepted the, MV Honour, a transport vessel carrying timber coming from the rainforests in Cameroon. Activists from onboard the Rainbow Warrior, the Greenpeace flagship, prevented the ship from entering the Valencia...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Greenpeace Whale Science Programme Captures Rare Humpback Recordings in Antarctica

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:17

An international team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently searching for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, has made a rare series of recordings of humpback whales in Antarctic waters.“We were surrounded...

Icelandic 2005 bogus scientific hunt comes to an end

Press release | 18 August, 2005 at 13:24

As Iceland kills the last minke in this year’s bogus scientific hunts, bringing the total to 39, Greenpeace strengthens its vow to stop the Icelandic hunt and to push its pledge to increase whale watching and tourism on the island.

Violence threatens peaceful protest at Whale Embassy in South Korea

Press release | 26 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace and the Korean Federation of Environment Movement (KFEM) have received threats of violence against the peaceful occupation of a whale meat factory site in Ulsan, South Korea, which they have occupied for over one month. In a letter...

Second largest rate of Amazon deforestation in Brazilian history

Press release | 19 May, 2005 at 2:00

Greenpeace today reacted with condemnation and outrage to the new Amazon deforestation figures released by the Brazilian Government. The annual rate of Amazon deforestation for August 2003-August 2004 reached 26,130 square kilometres, the...

The Paradise Forests Of Asia Pacific: Unchecked illegal and destructive logging...

Publication | 4 January, 2004 at 1:00

One of the last great Ancient Forests, is the Paradise Forest of Asia Pacific which encompasses the diverse tropical forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and nearby archipelagos. This region has evergreen rainforests including mangrove, coastal...

A year of Contradictions: Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Report Card 2003

Publication | 7 April, 2003 at 2:00

the second annual Great Bear Rainforest Report Card gives the BC government dismal grades on most aspects of its commitment to uphold the precedent-setting April 2001 agreement. The groups had little choice but to award dismal grades on...

Caught between Two Worlds: A Social Impact Study of Large and Small Scale Development...

Publication | 1 October, 2000 at 2:00

“Caught Between Two Worlds” describes the problems large-scale industrial enterprises like logging and plantations cause for families and communities in the Solomon Islands. The report reinforces the importance of village based development in the...

Betraying out Trust: A citizen’s update on environmental

Publication | 1 April, 1998 at 2:00

From 1992 to 1995, under Premier Mike Harcourt, the BC government made better environmental stewardship a top priority. Environment Ministers John Cashore and Moe Sihota were strong voices for environmental progress. Many promising initiatives...

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