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Belgium authorities impound Rainbow Trading's illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 14 November, 2014 3 comments

The Belgian authorities have impounded six containers of Brazilian Amazon timber from Rainbow Trading, the company responsible for Amazon destruction we told you about last week. The authorities have confirmed two of the containers...

This timber must be seized, not sold

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 6 November, 2014 9 comments

Today, in waters outside of a Rotterdam port, activists continued tracking illegally sourced timber arriving from the Brazilian Amazon. They confronted a French flagged ship coming from a sawmill dealing illegal timber destined for...

European authorities: time to act on illegal timber

Blog entry by Daniela Montalto | 28 October, 2014 3 comments

Sawmills in the Brazilian Amazon are laundering illegal timber and sending shipments overseas. It's against the law to place illegal timber on the European market, yet the authorities are doing very little about it. Two weeks...

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

Feature story | 7 July, 2010 at 13:00

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...

Greenpeace highlights illegal logging as EU prepares to vote on new laws

Press release | 3 September, 2008 at 2:00

Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza have today stopped the loading of timber, from a logging concession riddled with illegalities, onto the log ship Harbour Gemini in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The timber was bound for China, a key...

Environmentalist protest use of timber from illegal loggers

Press release | 29 March, 2005 at 2:00

Activists from Greenpeace and Quercus today have taken action to close the main gate of Vicaima near Porto in protest at the company's continued use of timber from illegal and destructive logging from the world's ancient forests. At 7am this...

Daily News: Renewable energy “hot” according to the U.N. and Greenpeace continues to...

Blog entry by Angela S | 5 May, 2011

Top News: Workers enter the number one reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant; Greenpeace continues its radioactive testing and Indonesia joins the fight against illegal logging. © Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Greenpeace...

UK Home Office: ancient forest crime scene

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 2:06

Greenpeace activists declared the site of the UK's new Home Office Headquarters in 2003 an ancient forest crime scene, while climbers hung a banner from a crane reading "Rainforest Demolition Site". Greenpeace's undercover investigations revealed...

'Save forests, save climate - EU Timber law now'

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 2:25

A tree installation in Brussels in 2008. The banner reads "Save forests, save climate - EU Timber law now" behind a 12-meter Amazon tree unveiled by activists as part of a multi-media installation by the acclaimed Brazilian artist, Siron Franco,...

Activist on the anchor chain of the Saga Tide, 2001

Image | 7 July, 2010 at 1:47

A Greenpeace activist, Mannes Ubels, is sprayed with a high pressure hose while holding on to the anchor chain of the Saga Tide, which is importing timber from Canada's Great Bear rainforest to the Netherlands, 2001. The Great Bear Rainforest...

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