Many social movements of different kinds are resisting the development of Green Crimes. Perhaps the most famous of these is Greenpeace, which started its campaigning against environmental degradation in 1971. Today, it is an international organisation (an NGO) that prioritizes global environmental campaigns. It is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and has 2.8 million supporters world wide, with national as well as regional offices in 41 countries.
It started life when a boat of volunteers and journalists sailed to Amchitka, an island north of Alaska where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. Amchitka was the last refuge for 3000 endangered sea otters, and home to bald eagles, peregrine falcons and other wildlife.
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