Blog: Forests

In pictures: Swing into action, it's Monkey Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 11 December 2014 at 4:48pm - Comments
Squirrel monkey holding a branch
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Squirrel monkey in the Amazon

Sunday is Monkey Day! To celebrate our amazing simian relatives, here are a few of our favourite primate snaps (sorry, we couldn't resist including some apes too) from the Greenpeace photo archive.

UPDATE: Amazon timber from illegal loggers is heading to Rotterdam

Posted by Richardg — 5 November 2014 at 6:29pm - Comments
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A shipment of illegal timber is on its way to Europe

A shipment of illegal timber from the Amazon rainforest is on its way to Europe. We've discovered that the timber is bound for the port of Rotterdam - and it arrives tomorrow.

Illegal timber from the Amazon is on it's way to Europe. Let's stop it!

Posted by Richardg — 3 November 2014 at 9:42am - Comments
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We've caught sawmills in the Amazon rainforest trading illegal timber. Now a shipment of illegal timber from one of those sawmills is on its way to Europe. If we act quickly, we can force the authorities to take action.

European authorities must act on illegal timber

Posted by Daniela Montalto — 28 October 2014 at 11:55am - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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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.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 12:39pm - Comments
Logging truck in the Amazon
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My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world.

We're using GPS trackers to expose illegal logging in the amazon

Posted by Richardg — 15 October 2014 at 12:39pm - Comments

My colleagues - and friends - in Brazil spent two months placing GPS trackers on illegal loggers in the Amazon. It's dangerous - but it helps us expose their crimes to the world..

Double forests victory!

Posted by Richardg — 3 October 2014 at 3:07pm - Comments
double of image of women protesters in Mahan and mechanical forest destruction
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Double forest celebration

In the fight for a greener and more peaceful planet, moments of overwhelming celebration are rare. This is one of them! (actually, two of them...)

Supreme court order kills Essar’s plans

Posted by Akshey Kalra — 25 September 2014 at 12:59pm - Comments
Women peacefully protesting in Mahan
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Peaceful Forest Protest in India

If you haven't heard so far, the Supreme Court of India cancelled 214 coal blocks allocated to private companies since 1993, deeming them illegal. And one of these coal blocks brings us to the story of Mahan, one of the oldest Sal forests in Asia and livelihood to more than 50,000 people.

The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Posted by Richardg — 24 September 2014 at 6:08pm - Comments
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The Soya Moratorium has helped reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.

Palm oil companies say they'll put forest destruction on hold. But what happens next?

Posted by Annisa Rahmawati — 19 September 2014 at 3:25pm - Comments
by-nc. Credit: Ulet Ifansasti / Greenpeace
Are palm oil companies serious about ending deforestation like this?

Some of the world’s biggest palm oil companies have suspended their forest destruction. Is this a ceasefire or the end of their war on forests?

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