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The strange story of a mothballed nuclear plant, a dormant volcano, and misguided...

Feature story | January 27, 2009 at 7:00

Something strange happened during the Christmas holidays of 2008 in the Philippines. Instead of celebrating the enactment of the Renewable Energy Law, a baffling report was published in the local newspapers.

No Forests for Elections – Stop Deforestation

Feature story | January 22, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace today called upon Indonesia’s election committee, Komisi Pemiihan Umum (KPU), to investigate the funding of all political parties in the run up to the 2009 Presidential and legislative elections.

Quit coal, save the climate! 2008 campaign highlights

Feature story | January 2, 2009 at 15:33

Quit coal – save the climate. It's a simple message, but it's also an urgent one. Coal, the dirtiest of all fossil fuels is the single greatest contributor to the climate crisis. In 2008, we've been taking the "quit coal" message across the world...

Action by Greenpeace in the North Sea: Palm Oil that kills the climate and forests is...

Feature story | December 24, 2008 at 7:00

Greenpeace today protested against a shipment of Indonesian palm oil en route to Rotterdam by painting "Forest Crime" on the side of the Isola Corallo. The tanker is transporting palm oil from Indonesia's largest palm oil producer, Sinar Mas, to...

Indonesian Government must get serious about climate action

Feature story | December 1, 2008 at 7:00

Following the opening of the UN climate talks in Poznan, Greenpeace today demanded that governments get serious about taking concrete action to avoid catastrophic climate change.

Greenpeace ship tour in Indonesia to show how Protecting Forests will Save the Climate

Feature story | October 6, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today embarked on the Indonesian leg of its "Forests for Climate" ship tour, to shine the spotlight on the rampant destruction of the Paradise Forests – the last remaining ancient forests of Southeast Asia.

Greenpeace exposes Government’s duplicity on Forests

Feature story | August 6, 2008 at 6:00

Greenpeace today urged Indonesia’s Forestry Ministry to stop granting new palm oil concessions on forest land and revoke existing land permits with immediate effect to halt the ongoing forest destruction and help curb the country’s greenhouse gas...

Indonesia makes it to 2008 Guinness World Records as fastest forest destroyer on the...

Feature story | May 3, 2007 at 6:00

The next edition of the Guinness Book of World Records will list Indonesia as the country with the fastest rate of forest destruction on the planet. Indonesia is destroying an area of forest equivalent to 300 football pitches every hour. It has...

One for the record books

Feature story | March 16, 2007 at 7:00

Indonesia destroys about 51 square kilometers of forests every day, equivalent to 300 football fields every hour -- a figure, which should earn the country a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's fastest destroyer of forests.

Indonesia’s Forests on Sale

Feature story | January 24, 2007 at 7:00

Greenpeace denounced the Indonesian Forestry Ministry’s latest plans of auctioning off old forest concession permits as scandalous, stressing that the move is no different from selling off the country’s future. Under a banner stating “Indonesia’s...

Forest Criminal PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Feature story | December 22, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace filed a formal complaint against PT Kayu Lapis Indonesia for their forest crimes with the Indonesian Police and demanded a full scale investigation of PT KLI's operations based on the evidence provided in the submission. Today's formal...

Kayu Lapis Indonesia: “Forest Killer”

Feature story | December 7, 2006 at 7:00

Dried leaves and tree branches was poured all over Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI) headquarters in Jakarta along with a huge bouquet of flowers inscribed with: “Congratulations Kayu Lapis Indonesia, Forest Killer in Papua” in a symbolic act to...

Indonesian Ministry of Forest smoked for failing to halt forest conversion

Feature story | October 5, 2006 at 6:00

As Haze from fires raging in Riau province and central Kalimnatan, cloaks Singapore, Malyasia and other parts of Indonesia. Greenpeace activists literally smoked out the Ministry of Forestry in Jakarta to highlight its consistent failure to...

Globe warms: rainforests burn

Feature story | September 14, 2006 at 13:42

In what is becoming an annual event, fires are sweeping through the tropical rainforests of Indonesia and Brazil. The burning of the rainforests not only threaten biodiversity in the affected areas but, by contributing towards climate change,...

And the Golden Chainsaw Award goes to...

Feature story | April 21, 2006 at 6:00

Kayu Lapis Indonesia (KLI) has won the “Golden Chainsaw Award” for the destruction of the Earth’s remaining ancient forests.

Plundering Indonesia’s last ancient forest

Feature story | April 20, 2006 at 6:00

Afrer a month-long ‘Forest Crime Patrol’ sailing on Indonesian waters the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, docks in Jakarta to highlight the crisis occurring in Indonesia’s last ancient forests.

Exposed: Company destroying Papuan forests

Feature story | April 12, 2006 at 6:00

Activists on board the Rainbow Warrior have intercepted a shipment of suspected illegal timber from the Paradise Forests whilst on forest crime patrol in Indonesia.

Industrial logging threates rainforest Eden

Feature story | April 12, 2006 at 6:00

Large-scale commercial logging threatens to cut through Indonesia's last intact forest, the rainforest 'Eden' in Papua.

Destruction in Eden

Feature story | April 11, 2006 at 6:00

Unfurling “Stop ancient forest destruction” banners in front of the ship MV Ardhianto, activists from the Greenpeace flagship the Rainbow Warrior raised concern for the continous destruction brought about by destructive logging in the Paradise...

Agreeing to stop forests destruction

Feature story | March 29, 2006 at 6:00

This is a call for the Indonesian and British governments to adopt binding legal mechanisms to stop the ongoing destruction of Indonesia’s last ancient forests. As the ancient forests of Indonesia, are being destroyed faster than any other forest...

The Numbers Game

Feature story | March 28, 2006 at 6:00

Imagine a football pitch as you've seen it many times. It's a bit less than one hectare in area. Now imagine that same football pitch packed end-to-end with a pile of wood around twice the height of Mt. Everest. That's the amount of forest that...

Intact forest landscapes

Feature story | March 22, 2006 at 7:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will loose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests areas tells us.

Safeguarding 'Eden'

Feature story | March 14, 2006 at 7:00

On a mission to protect the Paradise Forests, the last ancient forests in Asia-Pacific, from illegal and destructive logging, Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, sails into the Indonesian province of Papua to preserve the newly discovered...

Little progress on the FLEG process

Feature story | March 11, 2006 at 7:00

Upon the conclusion of the East Asia and Pacific Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (FLEG), Greenpeace raises the alarm of the need for governments to get serious about the problem of illegal logging before it's too late.

Long wait for "immediate" action

Feature story | March 10, 2006 at 7:00

More than four years ago, East Asian governments promised to take “immediate” steps to stop illegal logging. Yet the Paradise Forests are no better off than they were on September 13, 2001 when delegates to the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement...

East Asian Governments failing on illegal logging

Feature story | March 7, 2006 at 7:00

In spite of the strong declaration at the 2001 FLEG Ministerial in Bali, countries in the region have failed to implement any rigorous measures to stop the illegal trade of timber from the region.

Remembering the victims of destructive logging

Feature story | March 6, 2006 at 7:00

A solemn ceremony memorializing all the precious lives that should not have perished in deadly calamities caused by the senseless destruction of our forests marked the eve of the East Asia Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Process (FLEG...

A deadly combination

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 7:00

Climate change and destructive logging proves to be a deadly combination, as abnormal weather patterns caused by climate change continue to wreak havoc with the recent floodings in Oriental Mindoro, Isabela, Palawan, Quezon, Bicol, and Caraga.

Arts and music for endangered animals

Feature story | October 9, 2004 at 6:00

Children and youth from different parts of the country convened at Lumpini Park today to participate in arts, music and games and to air their concerns for the world's most threatened animal species.

Fate of Orangutan and Sumatran Tiger has glimmer of hope

Feature story | October 7, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the world's governments to take stricter measures to control the widespread criminal trade in ramin timber from the endangered habitat of the Orang-utan and the Sumatran Tiger. Given the high volume of illegal...

Greenpeace demands Malaysia government to stop illegal timber trade

Feature story | October 6, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace activists today chained themselves to the gates of the Malaysian embassy demanding that country's government to take a firm public stance against the laundering and trade of Ramin timber species at the international meeting of...

Illegal Ramin trade continues to Singapore and Malaysia

Feature story | October 6, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace today revealed new evidence of the criminal smuggling of Ramin timber from Indonesia to Malaysia and Singapore and its threat on the survival of the Orang-utan and Sumatran Tiger. Greenpeace's flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, is in...

The future of the world's species at the mercy of trade if governments fail to act

Feature story | October 2, 2004 at 6:00

Ahead of today's opening of the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES), Greenpeace reminds delegates of their task to safeguard the future of the world's wildlife.

World's largest forest destroyer takes on environmentalists

Feature story | September 15, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace, one of the world's leading environmental organisations, has received a letter from the lawyers of one of the world's largest and richest retailers in forest destruction, Rimbunan Hijau (RH). The Malaysian multinational logging firm...

Bush takes Greenpeace to court

Feature story | May 12, 2004 at 6:00

Question: What do the following have in common?

50 Greenpeace activists expose use of wood from illegal-timber traders at EU building...

Feature story | May 11, 2004 at 6:00

Greenpeace International today declared the Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) and Berlaymont buildings in Brussels as "Forest Crime Scenes" after undercover investigations showed that wood used in their renovation originates from companies...

Asia-Pacific forests in crisis, Indonesian Government must act to eradicate illegal...

Feature story | March 1, 2004 at 7:00

As the ongoing assault on the Paradise Forests of the Asia Pacific continues, Greenpeace today presented a dossier of their findings from a three week presence on the coast of Central Kalimantan with their ship the Rainbow Warrior. The expose...

Greenpeace calls for urgent Presidential action in Central Kalimantan.

Feature story | February 25, 2004 at 7:00

As the Greenpeace blockade of Central Kalimantan illegal logging operations continued today, the organisation called for the Indonesian President, Mrs Megawati Sukarnoputri, to demand urgent enforcement from her police force. Greenpeace has new...

Greenpeace Kalimantan blockade provokes expulsion of illegal log ship

Feature story | February 24, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace today assisted the Indonesian Navy to expel an illegal log vessel, as part of a blockade in Central Kalimantan that has been ongoing for 10 days. The Ha Tinh 06, owned by the Vietnamese government and registered in Haiphong, has been...

Protection of Life on Earth hangs in balance after Global Summit

Feature story | February 20, 2004 at 7:00

As the UN Convention on protecting the world's rich biodiversity ended today, Greenpeace declared that the future for many threatened plants and animals still hangs in the balance. On paper, over 180 Governments have agreed on a global action...

World's youth ask Environment Ministers to protect life on earth

Feature story | February 19, 2004 at 7:00

A delegation of Thai children met with Environment Minister Praphat Panyachatrak this morning asking him to act to protect life on earth by committing to strong measures to protect the world's forests and oceans.

Will Ministers act to protect life on earth?

Feature story | February 18, 2004 at 7:00

The Ministers of Environment from all over the world gathered today in Kuala Lumpur during the Summit for Life on Earth-the UN meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). As environment negotiations reach a critical stage, it is up...

Kids for Forests

Feature story | February 17, 2004 at 7:00

A lot of important politicians are currently doing a lot of talking about preserving the diversity of life on Earth at a global UN meeting. Unfortunately talking is just about the only thing they have been doing to preserve life on Earth for the...

Governments fail to stop destruction of ancient forests from illegal logging;...

Feature story | February 16, 2004 at 7:00

The Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow Warrior, today announced the discovery of several barges loaded with hundreds of logs soon to be exported from Indonesia. The logs come from a region that includes the Tanjung Puting National Park and are...

Environment groups return from Central Kalimantan with positive evidence of...

Feature story | February 10, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace has returned to Jakarta having witnessed evidence of illegal logging in Kalimantan in the company of national NGO representatives.

Greenpeace confronts illegal logging in Indonesia

Feature story | February 5, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists from the Rainbow Warrior today exposed the loading of suspected illegal plywood in themouth of Lamandau River. The area, located on the west side of Tanjung Puting National Park in Kalimantan, Indonesia, is home to a...

Malaysian company profits from human rights abuse and lawlessness

Feature story | February 3, 2004 at 7:00

A Greenpeace report exposing the corrupt and destructive activities of the global Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, has been published in the lead up to the Summit for Life on Earth -- the UN meeting of the Convention for Biological...

Rainbow Warrior Arrives in Indonesia

Feature story | January 21, 2004 at 7:00

Greenpeace Flagship MV Rainbow Warrior arrived in Jakarta for the first time yesterday to commence the Asia-Pacific leg of its global campaign to protect the environment. Greenpeace is being hosted in Jakarta by WALHI - Friends of the Earth...

The Sauron White House

Feature story | January 12, 2004 at 7:00

A dark leader of armies stares into a crystal globe that glows with a fiery, lidless eye, his mind bent to the will of an evil that seeks power above all else. His orders: destroy an ancient wilderness of majestic and mysterious trees, for the...

Arts and Music Festival for Ancient Forests becomes new attraction on Children's Day

Feature story | January 10, 2004 at 7:00

Children's Day is normally about toys, balloons and candy for kids. This year, however, Thai children had more than just fun.

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