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Apo Island Marine Reserve

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:11

Apo Island is home to the world's oldest community based marine reserve. The sanctuary was created over 20 years ago and has proven succesfull in sustaining marine life and improving the lives of the islands inhabitants.

Lawlessness and international demand driving forest extinction

Press release | April 17, 2007 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report, ‘Merbau’s Last Stand’(1), launched today warns that the tropical hardwood species merbau (or kwila) will be extinct within 35 years or less if action is not taken to stop the destructive logging and trade of the species.

The Next Ten Years

Blog entry by Von Hernandez | November 27, 2010

Ten years have passed since Greenpeace made the decision to set up a formal presence in Southeast Asia.  The choice to expand and operate in the region was motivated by the realization that the battle for the future of the planet will...

4.4 million Thai citizens to be impacted by water pollution

Press release | March 20, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today released a shocking report which reveals that 92.68 percent of the total area in Thailand is at risk from water pollution. Within these risk areas, 6.87 percent is classified as ‘high risk’ and could impact approximately 4,440...

Greenpeace: ASEAN must focus on Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

Press release | January 9, 2007 at 13:32

Greenpeace today called upon the ASEAN leaders to put Climate Change on top of its agenda and seek help from developed countries to establish adaptation and mitigation measures to protect the people and economies of the region.

“Forest Killer” title handed to Kayu Lapis Indonesia

Press release | December 7, 2006 at 13:57

Greenpeace activists today poured dried leaves and tree branches all over Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s (KLI) headquarters in Jakarta in a symbolic act to return to the company remains of logged trees from Papua. The activists also presented the company...

Greenpeace: Thailand’s energy revolution can exclude fossil fuels

Press release | November 9, 2006 at 8:00

A new Greenpeace report released today says Thailand’s growing energy needs could be better served by a decentralized system coupled with greater emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The report Decentralizing Thai Power: Towards a...

Illegal genetically engineered Chinese rice discovered in Europe

Press release | September 6, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace International released findings today that show illegal GE (genetically engineered) rice from China has contaminated food products in France, Germany and the UK. Greenpeace International has notified authorities that the illegal GE...

Philippines oil disaster

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:21

While the Esperanza visits the Philippines, it becomes witness to the worst oil spill to ever hit the country. The crew assist in clean up efforts and help assess the damage of this disaster for the marine environment and for the people who live...

Thailand’s rice-bowl under severe threat from climate change

Press release | September 21, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today called upon world leaders gathered in New York for a United Nations summit on climate change to set aside short sighted political self interest and to expedite climate action by making available 140 billion USD annually, to ...

Greenpeace Southeast Asia’s Statement on the serious toxics pollution in Map Ta Phut

Press release | January 24, 2007 at 8:00

The recent decision by the National Environmental Board (NEB) to delay the decision declaring Map Ta Phut a Pollution Control Zone is a total disgrace . The decision clearly shows that the Government is more concerned about the well-being of...

Whale shark encounter

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:18

In Legazpi bay, near Donsol, we're lucky enough to swim with the largest fish in the sea. The whale shark symbolises the exceptional marine biodiversity of the Philippines. These gentle giants remind us of the precious marine life that we are...

First Greenpeace University graduates are an investment in Indonesia’s future

Press release | September 3, 2009 at 8:00

Greenpeace today hosted the graduation ceremony of its first official training programme in Asia called the Greenpeace University. At the ceremony, the international environmental campaigning organisation outlined the inspiration behind the...

Millions of vulnerable people in Asia bearing the brunt of climate crisis, says new...

Press release | November 19, 2007 at 8:00

Global warming is set to reverse decades of social and economic progress across Asia, home to more than four billion people or 60 per cent of the world’s population, according to a new multi-agency report published today called 'Up in Smoke:...

RP court halts approval of GMO rice

Press release | September 19, 2007 at 18:14

In a landmark decision yesterday, a Philippine court has ordered an injunction stopping the approval of a genetically-modified (GMO) rice in the country. Greenpeace, as well as the NGO Searice, hailed the decision as a "major step forward" for...

'Diplomatic exchange' on JPEPA toxic provisions not enough, Greenpeace says

Press release | May 28, 2007 at 8:00

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo announced that the Japanese government has confirmed that Japan will not export toxic waste to the Philippines under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The...

Asian Development Bank can be the catalyst for Asia's Energy Revolution

Press release | May 3, 2007 at 8:00

On the eve of the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Annual Meeting in Kyoto, Greenpeace called on the Bank to put its financial resources and policy capacity fully behind an energy revolution in Asia based on renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Policy experts say environmental protection is crucial to ASEAN economic integration...

Press release | May 20, 2014 at 14:56

Manila, Philippines, 20 May 2014—The protection of Southeast Asia’s natural and human resource base must be ensured as the region moves towards economic integration in 2015 and beyond. This was the pronouncement made by regional policy experts,...

Booming EU demand for biofuels could kill Indonesian forests

Press release | January 19, 2007 at 8:00

Greenpeace today warned about the spectre of increased forest-related calamities in Indonesia, where plantations for palm oil are expected to expand rapidly into forest areas due to demands for bio-fuels in the European Union. The Indonesian...

Victory for environment and freedom of expression

Press release | September 15, 2006 at 16:46

Greenpeace today hailed the Thai court's decision to acquit two Greenpeace activists in a landmark trial involving genetically engineered (GE) crops as victory for the environment and freedom of expression. Ms Patwajee Srisuwan and Dr Jiragorn...

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