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In pictures: Love the Amazon on Amazon Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 2 September 2016 at 2:49pm - Comments

5th September is the day the largest rainforest in the world is celebrated in Brazil. It’s Amazon Day! With an estimated 16,000 tree species the Amazon is often referred to as the lungs of the planet. It is also home to over 20 million people, including thousands of Indigenous Peoples, hundreds of bird species and mammals and over 2.5 million insect species!  <--break->

In pictures: In the palm of our hands, orangutans on their special International Orangutan Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 August 2016 at 9:00am - Comments

Every year on the 19th August the orangutan gets its own special day. One of the renowned victims of the palm oil industry the orangutans are threatened with extinction due to the destruction of the tropical rainforest. The population of the Sumatran orangutan in the wild is thought to have fallen by more than 50% from 1992-2000, due to the degradation of their habitat.

The orangutans, who for the first few years hold tight to their mother's body as she moves through the forest canopy, can live up to 45 years in the wild.

In Pictures: Buzzing bees, it's the tiny workers' special day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 August 2016 at 12:31pm - Comments

Whether you celebrate World Honey Bee Day by rustling up your favourite honey-orange quinoa or watching Hitchcock’s ‘The Bees’, spare a thought for these tiny workers today. The awareness day was initially organised by beekeepers in the USA to highlight bees' involvement in sustainable farming and food production. Many crops are pollinated by bees and we have them to thank for apples, pumpkins and more.

In pictures: Tiger! Tiger! Protect these magnificent creatures on their International Day!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 27 July 2016 at 1:59pm - Comments

Every year on the 29th July the largest members of the cat family have their special day which raises awareness and celebrates these iconic animals. It’s estimated that fewer than 4,000 tigers are left in the wild with almost 93% of their historic range being lost.<--break->

In Pictures: Celebrate, it's #SharkWeek!

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 24 June 2016 at 5:11pm - Comments

Every year the Discovery Channel dedicates a week to these amazing carnivorous fish. What a great opportunity to share a few of our archive pictures showing what magnificent creatures sharks are and highlighting the threats they face.<--break->

In pictures: Every Day Is World Environment Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2016 at 9:10am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Markus Mauthe / Greenpeace

Every year on the 5th of June, World Environment Day is celebrated throughout the world, raising awareness and urging people to take positive environmental action to protect nature.

<--break->This collection of our archive images gives you just a glimpse of the beauty and wonders of the world around us, and shows us just how important it is to make every day a World Environment Day. They also document some of the environmental problems around the world.

In Pictures: Damning the Amazon

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 13 April 2016 at 3:54pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Valdemir Cunha / Greenpeace
Forest next to the Tapajós river, in Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land

A report published this week by Greenpeace Brazil shines a spotlight on technology giant Siemens’ involvement in a massive hydropower dam planned for the Tapajós River.

In pictures: Fascinating forests of the world and what we are doing to them

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 18 March 2016 at 5:19pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Markus Mauthe /Greenpeace
Nordic forest in Romania. Trees in the Retezat National Park in the Carpathian Mountains

It's the International day of Forests today and a quote by Mahatma Gandhi springs to mind: “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”

In Pictures: Flipper flying there under the sea, it's Dolphin Awareness Month

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 3 March 2016 at 1:40pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes
Dolphin around the Esperanza in the Atlantic Ocean

It’s March and it's Dolphin Awareness Month! Dolphins are extremely intelligent and social animals that live in pods, can swim at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour and maybe able to dive up to 1,000 feet - as well as jump as high as 20 feet out of the water. These images document why we need to protect these magnificent creatures!

In Pictures: Arctic Frontiers, the natural wonders on the top of the world

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 19 February 2016 at 4:58pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Glenn Williams / National Institute of Standards and Technology
Narwhals caught breaching in icy waters

Today we launch our campaign to protect the fragile ocean on top of the world. These images illustrate the rich biodiversity of the region and give you an idea of what is at stake if industrial fishing fleets move even further North to exploit these waters, where ethereal, otherworldly, translucent sea angels hover and the unicorns of the sea, narwahls live.

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