Blog: Forests

Greenpeace film in line for prestigious film festival award

Posted by admin — 27 September 2004 at 8:00am - Comments

The Ancient Forests is a short film commissioned by Greenpeace, directed by Julien Temple and narrated by Ewan McGregor and Sir David Attenborough. In 2003 it appeared in selected cinemas and was also on general release accompanying 'About a Boy'.

National Lottery funds rainforest destruction

Posted by admin — 6 September 2004 at 8:00am - Comments

Letting Glasgow know what's going on inside Kelvingrove

Work on the National Lottery funded refurbishment of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, the most visited museum in the UK outside London, was halted today by almost 100 Greenpeace activists from the Forest Crime Unit exposing the use of rainforest timber in the project.

National Lottery funds rainforest destruction

Posted by admin — 5 September 2004 at 8:00am - Comments
An activist with some FSC timber at Kelvingrove, Glasgow where illegal timber is being used in rennovations

At 7.30am, on September 6th, almost 100 activists from Greenpeace's Forest Crime Unit halted construction at the National Lottery funded refurbishment of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, the most visited museum in the UK outside London.

The volunteers removed packs of timber, which is being used for new flooring, and replaced it with timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), guaranteed to be come from environmentally and socially responsible sources. At the same time, four Greenpeace climbers scaled the front of the museum before dropping a banner reading 'The National Lottery: Funding Rainforest Destruction'.

Partners in crime

Posted by admin — 27 May 2004 at 8:00am - Comments

Timber at Tilbury Docks

Responsibility lies with the major markets, such as the UK. The UK is the largest EU importer of Indonesian plywood.

UK companies peddle illegal goods Travis Perkins and Jewson both purchase large quantities of Indonesian plywood. They are trading in products they know come from illegal and destructive logging of rainforests.

Ancient forest destruction video

Posted by jamie — 28 February 2004 at 9:00am - Comments

Can you imagine what it would be like to have your home torn down around you and destroyed? It's a horrible thought, but that's exactly what is happening in forests around the world. With an area of forest the size of a football pitch being destroyed every two seconds, endangered species such as gorillas, orang utans and chimpanzees are at risk of extinction within our lifetimes.

Amazonian plywood and veneer linked to illegal logging

Posted by admin — 1 September 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Amazon under threat

Results of a Greenpeace investigation into the extent of illegal logging in the Amazon have been handed to the Amazonas authorities in Brazil. The report indicates that timber products exported to the UK and elsewhere may be illegal. Greenpeace's John Sauven gives the details.

The UK is the fastest growing market for wood products

Posted by admin — 10 August 1999 at 8:00am - Comments


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