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Peace Prize goes green

Feature story | 8 October, 2004 at 0:00

Wangari Maathai has planted tens of millions of trees, opposed genetically modified organisms and titanium mining in her native Kenya, and won numerous awards for her environmental activism. She has also been beaten, harassed, and imprisoned for...

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | 30 September, 2010 at 12:26

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

Africa's rainforest depend on cutting out corruption

Press release | 5 February, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace doubts that the well-intentioned pledges to protect the Congo Basin's forests made by African heads of state and French President Jacques Chirac at the Brazzaville 'forest Summit' today will be followed by actions (1).

Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

Blog entry by Victorine Che Thoener | 13 October, 2017 1 comment

Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the...

New leadership at Greenpeace International

Feature story | 11 June, 2009 at 0:00

Greenpeace will soon have a new leader. Kumi Naidoo will take up the role of Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, when Gerd Leipold steps down after nearly nine years as our activist-in-chief.

Action on illegal logging Italy

Press release | 11 October, 2005 at 0:00

Today 30 Greenpeace activists boarded a ship carrying rainforest timber at the Italian port of Livorno. Eight activists, dressed as gorillas, climbed two of the ship’s cranes to prevent its cargo from being unloaded.

Wangari Maathai - Africa's 'Mama Trees' passes away

Feature story | 26 September, 2011 at 12:50 4 comments

Greenpeace is deeply saddened by news of Professor Wangari Muta Maathai's passing away. It is a sadness we are sharing with people right across the African continent, and the world.

Trading Away Our Oceans

Feature story | 22 January, 2007 at 0:00

Last Friday, we released our report Trading Away Our Oceans. At 74 pages, the report turned out to be weighty. But its message is simple: trade liberalization is bad for fish and for communities dependent on fish.

Pirate fishing: stolen fish, stolen futures

Publication | 27 February, 2006 at 23:30

Armed and masked, scouring the oceans, stealing food from hungryfamilies – modern day pirates are a far cry from the glamour ofHollywood movies. But they are a multi billion-dollar reality for manycommunities that can least afford to be robbed.

Statement regarding CIB - FSC certification

Publication | 29 May, 2006 at 11:33

A big step forward but unresolved sawmill and governance issues threaten credibility of FSC certificate.

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