Greenpeace is a non-govrenmental[3] environmental organisation wi offices in ower 40 kintras an wi an internaitional coordinatin bouk in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.[4] Foondit bi Canadian environmental activists in 1971, Greenpeace states its goal is tae "ensur the ability o the Yird tae nurtur life in aw its diversity"[5] an focuses its campaignin on warldwide issues sic as climate chynge, deforestation, owerfishin, commercial whaulin, genetic ingineerin, an anti-nuclear issues. It uises direct action, lobbyin, an resairch tae achieve its goals. The global organisation disna accept fundin frae govrenments, corporations, or poleetical pairties, relyin on 2.9 million individual supporters an foondation grants.[6][7] Greenpeace haes a general consultative status wi the Unitit Naitions Economic an Social Cooncil[8] an is a foondin member[9] o the INGO Accountability Chairter; an internaitional non-govrenmental organisation that intends tae foster accountability an transparency o non-govrenmental organisations.

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Logo o Greenpeace
Greenpeace protest against Esso / ExxonMobil
Formation1969 - 1972 (See remerks) Vancouver, Breetish Columbie, Canadae
TeepNon-govrenmental organisation
PurposeEnvironmentalism, peace
HeidquartersAmsterdam, Netherlands
Region served
Bunny McDiarmaid an Jennifer Morgan
Main organ
Buird o Directors, electit bi the Annual General Meeting
236.9 million (2011)
2,400 (2008)
RemarksSee article for more details on formation.
Umwhile cried
Don't Make a Wave Committee (1969-1972)[2]


  1. "Greenpeace International home page, Get involved". Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  2. Liddick, Don (2006). Eco-terrorism: Radical Environmental and Animal Liberation Movements. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 16–. ISBN 978-0-275-98535-6.
  3. "United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, NGO Branch". 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  4. Background – January 7, 2010 (2010-01-07). "Greenpeace International: Greenpeace worldwide". Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  5. Background – January 8, 2009 (2009-01-08). "Greenpeace International FAQ: Questions about Greenpeace in general". Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  6. Sarah Jane Gilbert (2008-09-08). "Harvard Business School, HBS Cases: The Value of Environmental Activists". Retrieved 2011-02-21.
  7. Greenpeace, Annual Report 2011 (pdf)
  8. "List of non-governmental organisations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council as of 1 September 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  9. "International Non-Governmental Organisations Accountability Charter: Charter Background". Retrieved 2012-11-23.