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Mad Max is here

Feature story | 14 May, 2015 at 11:00

We went on an expedition to see up close — and from above, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) — the real situation of the main reservoirs of the south-eastern Brazil. What we saw shows that the worst of the water crisis is yet to come.

McVictory

Feature story | 25 July, 2006 at 0:00

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

KFC frying the Amazon as violence erupts

Feature story | 18 May, 2006 at 0:00

We don’t think the Amazon should be cut down for chicken feed. And from Brazil to Europe, our activists have faced violence and arrest to protest this environmental crime.

Global cattle giants unite to ban Amazon Destruction

Feature story | 5 October, 2009 at 0:00

Today we have good news from the Amazon. Four of the biggest players in the global cattle industry have joined forces to reduce their carbon hoofprint and back our call for zero deforestation. JBS-Friboi, Bertin, Minerva and Marfrig are going to...

6 myths this Indonesian logger didn't want busted

Feature story | 8 July, 2014 at 4:00

A new study published last week shows Indonesia's forests are disappearing faster than anywhere else in the world. In Sumatra and Kalimantan, much of this destruction is in forested peatlands. Draining and clearing peatland forests has a...

World Bank cuts forest destruction funding

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 16:06

Here's some good news in the fight to protect the second largest rainforest on Earth, as Olam - a major trading company - finds its World Bank funding cut, after we revealed their involvement in illegal logging in the Congo Basin Forest.

Celebrating 10 years of saving the Amazon Rainforest

Feature story | 7 May, 2009 at 0:00

Ten years ago, we set up an office in Manaus, a city inaccessible except by boat or plane, in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, and began exposing illegal logging. Just three years later our campaign heralded the end of the illegal mahogany...

Tracking the use of 'good wood' in Olympic venues

Feature story | 14 February, 2008 at 11:21

We've launched a new website to ensure 'good wood' is used to build the villages and venues of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The new website, GoodWoodWatch.ca, will track use of environmentally and socially responsible Forest...

Down to Zero

Feature story | 20 June, 2013 at 16:00

It has been ten years since you, and many around the world, have joined us on our journey to end deforestation in Indonesia.

Sweet success for Kit Kat campaign

Feature story | 17 May, 2010 at 15:00

A big 'Thank You!' to the hundreds of thousands of you who supported our two-month Kit Kat campaign by e-mailing Nestlé, calling them, or spreading the campaign message via your Facebook, Twitter and other social media profiles. This morning,...

Victory! How ten years of activism helped protect the world’s forests

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 11:00

Today, after a ten year Greenpeace campaign, Europe banned the trade in illegal timber - a great leap forward in the struggle to protect the world's forests and climate. This is a look back at the ten years of activism that led to that law. It's...

What's REDD gotta do with it ?

Feature story | 24 September, 2012 at 16:14

The "Governors' Climate and Forest task force" (GCF) - initiated by former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger - is meeting in Chiapas State, Mexico to discuss the future of forests.

Activists 'drop' in to Nestlé shareholder meeting

Feature story | 15 April, 2010 at 16:50

Thirty activist 'orang-utans' greeted shareholders as they arrived for Nestle's Annual General Meeting today asking them to give Indonesia's rainforests a break and stop profiting from destroying rainforest, threatening biodiversity and...

Landmark pact reached to protect Canada's Boreal Forest

Feature story | 18 May, 2010 at 16:43

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...

'Inception' Star Marion Cotillard's other new film

Feature story | 22 July, 2010 at 10:45

Oscar-winning French actress, Marion Cotillard, has long been a supporter of the environment - and of Greenpeace. Last month, she travelled with us to the heart of the Congo rainforests to bear witness to the plundering of this ancient forest.

One year after Nestlé committed to giving rainforests a break – what has been achieved?

Feature story | 23 May, 2011 at 10:50

It’s now been one year since pressure from thousands of people around the world convinced the world’s largest food and drink company - Nestlé - to give Indonesian rainforests and their inhabitants a break by removing products responsible for...

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | 26 April, 2012 at 13:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

The hidden reality in Dilma's Forest Code 'veto'

Feature story | 1 June, 2012 at 10:20

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff tried to create the illusion last week that she was vetoing the very worst parts of Brazil's new Forest Code to protect the Amazon rainforest. The reality, however, is entirely different.

Congo's forest protector receives Right Livelihood Award

Feature story | 4 December, 2009 at 0:00

As Barack Obama prepares to pick up a Peace Prize he's yet to earn, a truly deserving activist collects the Alternative Nobel Prize for his work to save the forests of the Congo.

The World Bank and the Congo Forests

Feature story | 3 December, 2009 at 0:00

On 3d December 2009, just a few days before the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Greenpeace, Global Witness and the Rainforest Fundation delivered an open letter to the World Bank criticising its role in the forest sector in the Democratic Republic...

Climate destroyer shut down by activists in Indonesian rainforest ahead of...

Feature story | 25 November, 2009 at 0:00

With just 12 days before the critical UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, we are taking direct action again today - blocking one of the world's largest pulp mills, in the heart of Indonesia's rainforests UPDATE: Our last 4 activists occupied one of the...

Success at Climate Defenders Camp

Feature story | 24 November, 2009 at 0:00

Our activists at the Climate Defenders Camp in Indonesia have had an tough time lately. Many of them have been arrested, interrogated and deported - along with independent journalists.

SHUTDOWN! Forest destruction blocked by Greenpeace to save the climate

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 0:00

While politicians continue to talk, we're taking action at the frontline of forest and climate destruction in Indonesia. Barack Obama is about to arrive in Asia for his first official visit while the US continues to block progress ahead of the...

Forest Carbon Scam

Feature story | 15 October, 2009 at 17:12

Coal and oil companies are using forest offset projects to try and cheat the climate. Our new report Carbon Scam investigates how American Electric Power, BP and Pacificorp - all investors in the Noel Kempff Climate Action Project in Bolivia -...

Greenpeace staff member wins alternative Nobel Prize

Feature story | 13 October, 2009 at 0:00

We are thrilled to announce that one of our staff members, René Ngongo, has today been named a recipient of the 2009 Right Livelihood award.

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

Feature story | 25 August, 2009 at 0:00

After seven years of Greenpeace pressure, government-owned logging company Metsähallitus has agreed to leave the tall trees of northern Lapland standing, and with them, the livelihood of the Sámi people.

Leather industry giant moves to end Amazon destruction

Feature story | 14 August, 2009 at 15:14

Bertin, the world’s largest leather exporter is joining the fight against deforestation and climate change and is finally doing the right thing and backing the call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms responsible for Amazon deforestation.

Victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark announces new paper policy

Feature story | 5 August, 2009 at 0:00

It is finally time to celebrate a major victory for the Boreal Forest! Kimberly-Clark has, as a result of public pressure, released a new environmental fibre policy that governs how it will help conserve forests and support sustainable forestry...

Amazon Soya Moratorium Extended

Feature story | 28 July, 2009 at 0:00

More good news about the ongoing campaign to protect the Amazon rainforest: the landmark three-year-old soya moratorium has been extended for another year.

Nike just did it

Feature story | 23 July, 2009 at 0:00

Just a few short weeks after the release of Slaughtering the Amazon Nike has announced new standards for keeping leather made from Amazon destruction out of its shoes.

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | 1 June, 2009 at 0:00

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Treehuggers spank EU and get one step closer to a ban on naughty wood

Feature story | 22 April, 2009 at 14:05

The EU parliament is proving that all naughty boys and girls just need a good (non-violent of course) spanking once in a while. Last year, more than half a million of you watched the "Forest Love" video and more than 130,000 of you treehuggers...

What's inside your box of Kleenex?

Feature story | 14 April, 2009 at 0:00

What’s it take to get the makers of Kleenex to protect forests as vigilantly as they protect profits? Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, and Viva, will be holding its annual shareholder meeting in Dallas at the end...

Greenpeace exposes blood timber planned for use in Rome's Metro

Feature story | 24 March, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in Italy chained themselves to a shipment of illegally logged azobé ‘blood timber’ in Italy’s Ravenna port, hanging banners reading “African Forest Crime” and “Forest Destruction = Climate Change.” We also took action outside...

Cattle ranching biggest driver of Amazon deforestation

Feature story | 29 January, 2009 at 16:15

At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon we’ve released evidence confirming cattle ranching to be the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation. Greenpeace Brazil has produced a series of maps which show in greater detail than...

Putting soya impacts on the map

Feature story | 20 January, 2009 at 0:00

Monitoring the effects of deforestation on the Amazon is a difficult undertaking. The Amazon is huge and it's extremely difficult to keep tabs on what's happening in the remote fringes of the rainforest. News of illegal logging and the spread of...

Congo rainforest needs greater protection

Feature story | 19 January, 2009 at 13:06

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.

Greenpeace activists block palm oil shipment in Indonesia

Feature story | 10 November, 2008 at 0:00

In the latest stage of the Esperanza's Forests for Climate tour around south-east Asia, activists have arrived in Dumai, Indonesia to block a palm oil shipment from departing for Europe.

Amazon destruction for Soya halted - for now

Feature story | 2 April, 2008 at 0:00

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

First shipment of Lake Murray eco-timber arrives in Australia

Feature story | 28 February, 2008 at 0:00

A shipping container filled with sawn timber from an eco-forestry project in Lake Murray, Papua New Guinea (PNG) has arrived in Sydney, Australia.

Argentinean forest law victory

Feature story | 23 November, 2007 at 0:00

The forests of Argentina are being cleared at a rate of 40 football fields every hour. To stop the destruction we took to the trees - and to the streets. While our activists protested in the forest, we joined forces with other environmental...

Amazon forest carved up in resettlement scam (UPDATED!)

Feature story | 21 August, 2007 at 0:00

It was almost too good to be true. When the Brazilian government announced last week that deforestation rates in the Amazon had dropped for the third year running, it was certainly a cause for celebration. But it now transpires that one of the...

An urgent message from PNG forests

Feature story | 7 May, 2007 at 0:00

Delegates of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) received a surprise message today. Greenpeace activists unfurled a huge banner reading "ITTO Stop Forest Destruction" outside their hotel.

Merbau's last stand

Feature story | 17 April, 2007 at 0:00

Consumer demand for luxury flooring and furniture is driving a rare tree species to commercial extinction. And it will take more than the Australian government's global illegal logging fund to save it.

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | 27 March, 2007 at 0:00

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Europe fuelling Canadian forest destruction

Feature story | 9 November, 2006 at 0:00

Italy is a long way from the giant ancient Boreal forest that stretches across Canada. Despite the distance that separates them however, people buying Kimberly-Clark products in Italy and many other European countries are inadvertently helping to...

Finland receives Golden Chainsaw award

Feature story | 27 September, 2006 at 0:00

In the decades between the 1950s and 1970s birch trees in Finland were considered 'flora non grata' by foresters as they weren't commercially useful. They were routinely cut down and poisoned to reduce their numbers. In some areas, the Finns even...

Illegal logging debate heats up in Papua New Guinea

Feature story | 11 August, 2006 at 14:56

The debate on illegal logging in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is heating up. Rimbunan Hijau (RH), the largest logging company in PNG, commissioned an Australian consultancy company, ITS-Global, to write a report attacking Greenpeace in an attempt to...

The best of the blogs from the Paradise Forests

Feature story | 2 June, 2006 at 0:00

The Paradise Forests weblog features contributions from international volunteers at the Global Forest Rescue Station in Lake Murray, a remote area in the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.Our campaigners and activists on board our flagship,...

Activists intimidated as logging company reacts violently to peaceful approach

Feature story | 31 May, 2006 at 0:00

True to form, Asia's biggest logging company, Rimbunan Hijau (RH), intimidated and detained six of our activists who attempted to present them with a ‘Golden Chainsaw’ award for forest destruction.

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