2009 Press Releases

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Greenpeace: CITES is last chance to save bluefin tuna from commercial extinction

Press release | 23 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace welcomes the announcement today by Germany that it supports Monaco’s proposal for international trade of bluefin tuna to be banned under the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

UN report shows much more needed to protect the deep seas

Press release | 21 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace is calling on the United Nations to put an immediate end to destructive high seas bottom fishing at this year’s general assembly meeting, following today’s release of the UN Secretary General’s own review (1) of the implementation of a...

US President Obama's grandmother joins the Solar Generation

Press release | 20 August, 2009 at 2:00

Young Kenyans working with Greenpeace’s Solar Generation are tackling the twin problems of energy poverty and climate change today, by installing solar panels on the Senator Barack Obama School in Kogelo and on the roof of the house of Mama Sarah...

Greenpeace denounces (in astroturf) US big oil’s dirty tricks campaign

Press release | 18 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists today used astroturf to spell out "CLIMATE FRAUD, FUNDED BY BIG OIL" with logos of oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron outside the offices of the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Washington.

Brazilian leather industry giant commits to end Amazon destruction

Press release | 13 August, 2009 at 17:01

In a significant move in the fight against climate change, the world’s largest leather exporter and Brazil’s second-largest beef exporter, Bertin, today backed Greenpeace’s call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms involved in Amazon...

Court denies disclosure of whale meat embezzlement evidence

Press release | 11 August, 2009 at 2:00

Echoing the culture of cover-ups of the whale meat embezzlement scandal, which Greenpeace activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki are on trial for exposing, the Aomori district court has denied a defence counsel request for disclosure of evidence...

Climate talks undermined by feeble New Zealand target

Press release | 10 August, 2009 at 16:43

The New Zealand Government’s announcement today that it will only tackle climate change if a shopping list of conditions are met is a clear example of the developed world’s lack of leadership on climate, Greenpeace warned today.

Greenpeace granite shield protects unique marine life

Press release | 10 August, 2009 at 2:00

Greenpeace activists sailed into Swedish waters today and began placing up to 180 granite rocks (1), each weighing between 0.5 and 3 tonnes, on the seabed in order to prevent bottom trawling in areas listed for European Union protection.

Tokyo two Pre-trail hearings continue: A proper defence requires all the evidence...

Press release | 4 August, 2009 at 2:00

While over three million visitors are hitting the streets of Aomori to see the colourful floats of the Nebuta festival, the Tokyo Two defence counsel is in court wrangling over the disclosure of important evidence.

Greenpeace Praises Timberland’s Policy on Amazon Leather

Press release | 29 July, 2009 at 20:31

Today, Timberland announced a policy agreement with Greenpeace that will help ensure that the leather used in the shoe company’s products worldwide will not contribute to new deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

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