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After a long struggle the Deni Indians of

Image | 12 May, 2003 at 3:00

After a long struggle the Deni Indians of teh Brazilian Amazon will have their land demarcated by the government and protected from logging.

Greenpeace campaigner Nilo D'Avila with the

Image | 12 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace campaigner Nilo D'Avila with the Deni reviewing the final demarcation process.

Amazon community prevails over loggers

Feature story | 13 May, 2003 at 2:00

The Amazon rainforest is more than ancient trees and endangered species. It is home for millions of people and their way of life is often threatened by forest destruction. This was the case for the Deni Indians whose land was under threat by a...

SETAG employees taking the official marks

Image | 13 May, 2003 at 3:00

SETAG employees taking the official marks (signals) to the forest to begin the official demarcation of the land, which will be identified by clear signage and a visible border that will encompass over 1500 square kilometres of the Brazilian

Finnish Forestry: destroying forests, destroying livelihoods

Publication | 15 May, 2003 at 2:00

Even in a wealthy, forest-rich nation like Finland, industrial logging is jeopardising the survival of the country´s last ancient – or old-growth – forests. These forests are crucial for maintaining biodiversity and the traditional livelihoods of...

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace

Image | 15 May, 2003 at 3:00

A Greenpeace inspection team from the Greenpeace flagship SV Rainbow Warrior mark contentious timber imported from tropical rainforests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is campaigning to protect the world's remaining ancient forests.

The world's ancient forests threatened by European governments and banks

Press release | 16 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today continued their protest in France this morning by bringing all timber activities in Sète Harbour to a halt when they chained themselves to the entrance to the harbour and unfurled a banner that read "France official...

Greenpeace activists protest against the

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists protest against the involvment of the WestLB in the destruction of ancient forest in Ecuador.

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists are arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour to prevent the importation of contentious timber from the tropical rain-forests in Western Africa. Greenpeace is currently campaigning to protect the...

Forests Tour Rainbow Warrior

Image | 16 May, 2003 at 17:26

2003 - Greenpeace activists are being arrested by French police for blocking an entrance of Sete Harbour in France to prevent the importation of timber from the tropical rainforests in Western Africa.

Greenpeace blocks Barcelona City Council

Press release | 30 May, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today blocked the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a gorilla puppet and a banner that read, "No more illegal logging." The coffin is made of timber from well-managed forests certified by the...

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to

Image | 30 May, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists block the entrance to the city council of Barcelona with a coffin containing a mock gorilla with a banner that reads, No more illegal logging.Greenpeace has recently uncovered that the Council buys timber from illegal...

Greenpeace activists protest against timber

Image | 2 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists protest against timber import of African tropical rainforests at saw mill Max Wagner KG by climbing on the ship Ilmenau and displaying a banner: ancient forest crime.

Greenpeace Intercepts A Shipment Of Conflict Timber In Italy

Press release | 3 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today uncovered a shipment of conflict timber on the MV Mentor in the Italian port of Salerno. The area around the shipment of conflict wood was cordoned off by the activists and marked as a Forest Crime Scene. The logs were...

Greenpeace activists uncover a shipment of

Image | 3 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists uncover a shipment of conflict timber on the MV Mentor in the Italian port of Salerno.

Greenpeace highlights forest crimes in Europe

Press release | 4 June, 2003 at 2:00

In London today, Greenpeace volunteers occupied the construction site of the new Home Office Headquarters to highlight UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's breach of commitment to using timber from legal and sustainable sources. The site was declared...

Greenpeace volunteers shut down the site

Image | 4 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace volunteers shut down the site of the new Home Office HQ at 2 Marsham St, Westminster, and declared it an ancient forest crime scene.

Greenpeace Quarantines Genetically Engineered Wheat in Canada

Press release | 5 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace took action this morning to prevent commercialisation of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in Canada. Greenpeace volunteers have quarantined the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba. Four activists...

Brazilian government acts to stop mahogany illegalities

Press release | 6 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today welcomed Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's announcement of the first environmental measure of his government. The Brazilian leader has highlighted the urgent need for protection of two the world's most treasured...

German timber importer trades in destructive timber from Africa

Press release | 11 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today once again drew attention to the trade in timber from the destruction of the world's last remaining ancient forest. This time, the environmental group protested against the German firm, Fritz Offermann Sawmill and...

Rainbow Warrior boarded by Spanish Civil Guard

Press release | 13 June, 2003 at 2:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior was boarded this afternoon by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia. The Rainbow Warrior has been sent to anchor and the captain and two activists who...

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...

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 3:00

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior boarded by approximately 50 agents of the Spanish Civil Guard riot police in the port of Valencia.

Valencia (Spain) Greenpeace activists from

Image | 13 June, 2003 at 3:00

Valencia (Spain) Greenpeace activists from the SV Rainbow Warrior boarded today the MV Honour, which is carrying timber from forest destruction in Cameroon. The Honour was forced to anchor outside Valencia harbour.

UN Biosafety Protocol puts US-led GMO lobby on the defensive

Press release | 14 June, 2003 at 2:00

The aggressive US-led campaign to force worldwide acceptance of genetically engineered food and seeds suffered a setback on Friday when Palau became the 50th country to ratify the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Greenpeace welcomes the entry...

Wolverine high in a tree.

Image | 15 June, 2003 at 3:00

Wolverine high in a tree.

Berlin Initiative breaks IWC deadlock

Press release | 16 June, 2003 at 2:00

In an inspiring move the 55th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Berlin today passed a resolution that makes conservation central to the work of the IWC and will help protect the World’s whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Across from the Phra Pathom Chedi

Image | 21 June, 2003 at 3:00

Across from the Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the holiest sites in Thailand, is a famous fresh fruit market.

For centuries

Image | 22 June, 2003 at 3:00

For centuries, local people have bought and sold fruits, like papaya, in the floating market of Damnoen Saduak.

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...

A roadside stall selling papaya.

Image | 23 June, 2003 at 3:00

A roadside stall selling papaya.

Greenpeace activists climb onboard the timber

Image | 23 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists climb onboard the timber transport vessel TRADCO in Ravenna harbour, Italy.

Thailand's favorite dish

Image | 24 June, 2003 at 3:00

Thailand's favorite dish, somtam or spicy papaya salad, is being prepared at this popular foodstall in Jatujak weekend market.

Thai farmer in his orchard pointing to a

Image | 25 June, 2003 at 3:00

Thai farmer in his orchard pointing to a traditional papaya variety called Khak Dam.

Endangered Forests, Endangered Freedom

Press release | 26 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today called for the release of the organisation's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, being detained by authorities in Valencia, Spain since 13 June after a non-violent, peaceful protest against the importation of illegal and destructive...

Greenpeace protests sawmill processing African rainforest destruction

Press release | 30 June, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today entered the "Veneta Legnami" sawmill in the city of Carbonera, Northern Italy. The environmentalists are protesting the processing of large amounts of timber the rainforests of the Congo Basin in Central Africa by that...

Greenpeace activists enter the Veneta Legnami

Image | 30 June, 2003 at 3:00

Greenpeace activists enter the Veneta Legnami sawmill in the city of Carbonera, Northern Italy.

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders perform

Image | 1 July, 2003 at 3:00

Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders perform at the Viveros Gardens during their world tour to present their new album 'Loose screw'. A huge banner above the stage reads 'Save the ancient forests' in Spanish and English in support of Greenpeace and...

Rock star, politicians, activists rally for RW

Feature story | 3 July, 2003 at 2:00

Rock star Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders fame) hoisted a fifteen metre banner over the stage and invited the audience in Valencia to meet her at the Rainbow Warrior. Representatives of the local socialist party joined her on board, presenting...

Illegal mahogany rejected by the USA is aprehended on return to brazil

Press release | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Ibama apprehended a container with more than 45 thousand square meters of illegal mahogany veneer last Friday at the Port of Paranagua (State of Parana;, south of Brazil), enough to pave an area of 6,5 football fields with this valuable species.

Spanish Government reduces bond for Greenpeace flagship

Press release | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace received word this afternoon, that the Government of Spain through its Ministry of Public Works and Transport has resolved to lower the bond that was placed on the organisation's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, from €300,000 to €6,000.

Bond reduced, Rainbow Warrior free

Feature story | 4 July, 2003 at 2:00

Supporters in 14 cities around the world protested in front of Spanish embassies. Over 30,000 cyberactivists sent emails to the Spanish government asking for the ship's release. Even rock stars and politicians offered their help. The result: ...

Greenpeace to Lamy: don't cave in to US corporate agenda on GMOs

Press release | 6 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace today presented the EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and the Italian Trade Minister, Adolfo Urso, with two sacks of soy contaminated with genetically engineered (GE) varieties by the US-multinational GE company Monsanto, asking the...

Temporary halt to logging of Finnish ancient forests

Feature story | 14 July, 2003 at 2:00

Metsahällitus, the Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise that is logging Finnish old growth forests, has agreed not to log in any of 476 areas of forest currently in dispute until urgent talks take place with environmental groups in Finland on...

Deni demarcation: 2001 - demarcation year

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

After 16 years of waiting the Deni decided to demarcate their own lands with the support of Greenpeace, CIMI and OPAN. Within a month the government offically recognised the Deni's right to their land and agreed to complete the demarcation.

Deni demarcation: Deni culture and history

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

As an indigenous group living in a remote area of the Amazon rainforest, their history and their culture is defined by the forest around them as they live in equalibrium with nature. But they have also had they share of contact with the outside...

Deni demarcation: WTK and the Deni

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

Greenpeace first made contact with the Deni in 1999 while investigating a land claim by Malaysian logging giant WTK. The land WTK had bought from an illegal landowner overlaped with a large area of Deni territory. This is when teh Deni decided it...

Deni demarcation: letter from the Deni to Funai

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

Letter from the Deni to the Brazilian government agency Funai which is in charge of all indigenous demarcations telling them the want the demaration of their lands to be completed.

Deni demarcation: the right to the land

Publication | 16 July, 2003 at 2:00

This briefing explores the Brazilian law that gives all indigenous people the right to their traditional territories.

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