Slideshow: polar bears on parade

Posted by jamie — 27 February 2012 at 4:21pm - Comments

There never really needs to be an excuse to look at incredible images of polar bears in the wild, but today has been designated International Polar Bear Day by conservation group Polar Bear International. So to mark the occasion, here's a selection of shots from the Greenpeace archives.

Slideshow: the end of the Rainbow... for now

Posted by jamie — 17 August 2011 at 12:28pm - Comments

Yesterday's handover ceremony for the Rainbow Warrior II was an emotional affair. As you can see from the images above, one or two tears were shed as she was handed over to her new owners.

With the Rainbow Warrior II renamed Rongdhonu and sailing off for a new career as a medical vessel, the launch of her replacement - Rainbow Warrior III - is imminent. We're still raising funds for our new vessel so please make a donation to keep a rainbow campaigning on the ocean waves.

African Voices slideshow: local fishing communities under threat

Posted by Gemma Freeman — 12 May 2011 at 5:00pm - Comments
Fishingboats arriving to Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde.
All rights reserved. Credit: © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace
Fishingboats arriving to Tarrafal, Santiago, Cape Verde.

On Sunday the latest leg of African Voices begins, as three delegates from West African fishing communities arrive in London to start a tour of the UK, speaking out on how the invasion of industrial-sized EU fleets are threatening their livelihoods, food security and marine ecosystems.

Paula settles into her new home

Posted by mollybrooks — 10 May 2011 at 12:12pm - Comments

Thanks to your generous support, we have been successful in our mission to give Paula a new home after leaving the National Theatre. She has just arrived in her new home and has been busy meeting the locals and finding her way around, before she embarks on an intensive training course to bring her up to speed on our climate campaign. Stay tuned to find out what adventures she'll be taking part in next...

The polluted secret behind jeans and bras

Posted by Louise Edge — 10 February 2011 at 5:28pm - Comments

Yesterday the Guardian featured a series of pictures showing the appalling impact that China’s growing textile industry is having on the Pearl River delta.

Slideshow: saving Sumatra

Posted by jamie — 22 October 2010 at 10:39am - Comments

Take a look at this audio slideshow produced by photographer Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and our very own Bex Sumner, both currently in Indonesia. It features our international exective director Kumi Naidoo and US forest campaigner Rolf Skar who've been witnessing the devastation in Sumatra for themselves, where plantations are replacing the rainforests at a rate of knots.

Tarnished Earth: the devastating power of tar sands

Posted by jamie — 15 September 2010 at 4:42pm - Comments

If you're on London's South Bank over the next few weeks, watch out for a new open air exhibition featuring the work of regular Greenpeace photographer Jiri Rezac. He's been to the tar sands works in Canada and the images he's brought back clearly show the extent of the devastation caused by this insane venture to both the environment and local populations.

The slideshow above is just a taste of Jiri's work featured in the exhibition which you can see near City Hall by Tower Bridge until 14 October. It will then be touring around the UK - details are still to be confirmed but check the Tarnished Earth website for updates. 

Slideshow: life on the Esperanza

Posted by jamie — 20 August 2010 at 8:01pm - Comments

Will Rose, the Esperanza's photographer, has been keeping himself busy documenting life on board the ship as well as some of the incredible sights the crew have already encountered on their journey north. They've seen whales, the Northern Lights and the Persaid meteor shower. Not that I'm jealous.

More of Will's photos will be appearing in the Esperanza Flickr set.

Help save the rainforests at Big Chill and Vintage At Goodwood

Posted by jamie — 5 August 2010 at 1:23pm - Comments

Glastonbury is the big fixture in our festival calendar but throughout the summer our events crew are setting up shop at other big country bashes. They're getting people involved with our campaign to save the rainforests (see our new forest defenders making monkeys of themselves in the slideshow above) as well as providing plenty of activities to provide an alternative to the music stages.

Latitude and Womad have been and gone, but this weekend it's their first visit to the Big Chill. If you're heading that way look out for the Banksy backdrop where you can put yourself in the picture and declare your support, like hundreds of other people have already done.

Will notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas come clean?

Posted by victoria.chan — 29 July 2010 at 9:59am - Comments

Guest blogger Laura Kenyon from our international office reveals the latest evidence we've collected showing how Sinar Mas breaking its own commitments on protecting rainforests and peatlands.

The short answer: not likely.

In fact, not only will they not be likely to come 'clean', but today we are releasing fresh evidence that Sinar Mas's notorious forest-destroying practices continue unabated and in direct violation of the company's own environmental commitments on protecting forests and peatlands.

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