Protect the Amazon rainforest

Last edited 22 October 2010 at 2:03pm

As the largest remaining rainforest on Earth, the Amazon rainforest is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world; almost half of all known species live in the Amazon. Sadly, it's also experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation on the planet. While our Amazon campaign has had some remarkable successes over the past few years, there is still much more to do to protect the Amazon.

Campaign updates

Occupying an anchor chain to protest deforestation in Brazil

Right now Greenpeace activists have attached themselves to the anchor chain of a massive cargo ship here in Sao Luis, at the mouth of the Amazon. As long as...
Posted by James Turner - 16 May, 2012 - 11:24 -

Rainbow Warrior in the Brazilian port city of Belem

The Rainbow Warrior is moored in the port city of Belem, here at the mouth of the Amazon river in Brazil. It’s a historic city, over 400 years old, which was...
Posted by James Turner - 9 May, 2012 - 15:16 -
Jaguar in the Amazon rainforest

President Dilma - veto this Amazon forest code hatchet job

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest...
Posted by bex - 26 April, 2012 - 12:51 -
The Rainbow Warrior in the Amazon

Brazil's Sarah Palin - will she support Zero Deforestation?

As the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior was sailing down the Amazon I participated in an event that was very different from our day-to-day campaigning for...
Posted by Pat Venditti - 16 April, 2012 - 14:03 -

Flotilla Assembly to demand an end to Amazon destruction

The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior served as center stage for a flotilla assembly deep in the Amazon. Boats travelled, some for more than a day, to join the...
Posted by Jess Miller - 10 April, 2012 - 16:45 -

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