Besides saving whales and fighting corporate polluters, Greenpeace has successfully saved orchids and their habitats for decades. By working to preserve rainforests and wetlands, Greenpeace ensures essential wild spaces that orchids need. Over the years, their work has protected ancient forests all over the world, including orchid habitats in Brazil, Central Africa, and Indonesia. Greenpeace is also battling global warming, one of the worst threats to orchids. Through nonviolent direct action, lobbying, and research, Greenpeace is a strong voice all over the world for protection of the environment.

When Greenpeace was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1971, its original purpose was to fight nuclear bomb tests. Over the years, the organization’s focus changed to environmental issues. Greenpeace now has offices in more than 40 countries around the world, and over 3 million financial contributors. Its international headquarters are located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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2 Comments on “Greenpeace”

  1. nancy Says:

    greenpeace rocks! they don’t get enough credit for all their successes.

  2. Hanley Says:

    Greenpeace also does so much work fighting pollution all over. I have been a member for many years and they fight very hard to save the Amazon jungle, where there are so many orchids.