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In pictures: Wonderful Wetlands, celebrating World Wetlands Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 February 2016 at 10:07am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Tom Jefferson / Greenpeace
Abbot Point and Caley Valley Wetlands

Today NGOs and community groups around the world raise awareness and promote the conservation of wetlands and celebrate World Wetlands Day. This year’s theme is “Wetlands for our future; sustainable livelihoods”.

<--break->The importance of wetlands in providing a habitat, hosting a vast variety of life, as well the threat they can be under is illustrated in our archive pictures below.

In pictures: 2015, What a year!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 18 December 2015 at 12:39pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © John Cobb / Greenpeace
Actress Emma Thompson and John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, join tens of thousands of people for the People's March for Climate Justice

2015 has been an eventful year as ever and these pictures can only attempt to illustrate a fraction of our campaign highlights. It's been a year of people power, whether we were campaigning outside Shell or taking to the streets during the climate conference in Paris. <--break->

In pictures: Soils and Climate Change on World Soil Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 3 December 2015 at 3:53pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Steve Morgan/Greenpeace
Andrei Yesengi - an indigenous Nenet man - in front of a thermokarst lake, which was drained due to the melting of the permafrost and erosion caused by climate change

As world leaders meet at the COP21 climate talks in Paris, World Soil Day is celebrated around the world on 4th December. World Soil Day aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives.

Soil is essential for life. It’s the basis for food, fuel and fibre production, as well as providing services vital for human well-being, like helping to remove pollutants from water. We should be protecting soils, instead the world’s soil is being degraded by the impacts of climate change and polluted by dirty fuels like coal.

In pictures: A good catch, celebrate sustainable fishing on World Fisheries Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 20 November 2015 at 4:21pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Pierre Baelen / Greenpeace
Local Malagasi fishing boat in the port of Diego, Madagascar.

Every year on the 21 November fishing communities around the world celebrate World Fisheries Day and remind us that we need to ensure a healthy oceans ecosystem with plenty more fish swimming in the sea. More than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished and unsustainable fishing methods like bottom trawling or the use of FAD's (Fish Aggregation Devices) threaten to deplete fish stocks.

In pictures: A river runs through it. Go with the flow on World Rivers Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 25 September 2015 at 2:16pm - Comments
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Trees and ferns line the Bairaman river and surrounding forest in West Pomio district.

This Sunday people from more than 60 countries celebrate World Rivers Day by taking part in various activities like festivals, river clean ups and habitat restoration to increase public awareness about the many values of rivers and the threats they face.

In pictures: Hey Honey, Bees make so much more than that

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 August 2015 at 8:45am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Axel Kirchhof / Greenpeace
Bee and blossoms

Bees are amazing little creatures, they have been around for more than 30 million years, their wings beat 190 times a second and they communicate by smells and performing special dances.

PHOTOS: In the eye of the tiger, his will to survive on International Tiger Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 29 July 2015 at 1:58pm - Comments
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Close-up of a semi-wild Sumatran Tiger (Panthera Tigris Sumatrae), seen at the Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation rescue centre

The largest of the world's big cats, tigers have a special day dedicated to them. 29th July is the purrfect day to raise awareness for endangered tigers and support efforts to conserve these magnificent predators. Take action for tigers >> http://bit.ly/1H2e51M

In pictures: Protect the wondrous Great Barrier Reef on World Oceans Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2015 at 1:17pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Gary Bell / Oceanwideimages.com
Dendronephthya Soft Corals, Acropora Coral and Fairy Basslets. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

It’s World Oceans Day and some of the most stunning underwater photos you'll see are taken in the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living thing on Earth, the Reef stretches over 2,600 kilometers, has over 900 islands and can even be seen from outer space.

In pictures: Celebrating Tremendous Turtles for #WorldTurtleDay

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 May 2015 at 3:17pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

We love turtles and Saturday's World Turtle Day is a great excuse to fish out all our amazing photos of these fabulous creatures that have been around for about 200 million years.

In pictures: Variety is the spice of life, celebrating World Biodiversity Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2015 at 10:33am - Comments
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A blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) seen in the Amazon rainforest

The United Nations has declared May 22nd The International Day for Biodiversity. This year's theme focuses on sustainable development goals. We all enjoy living in a colourful world where different species play their various roles in the maintenance of an ecosystem that is so vital for our existence.<--break-><--break->

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