It has offices in 40 countries, nearly three million members and a $150m budget, but where did it all begin ?
Its epic battles are legendary. Its influence is undeniable. And it is hard to imagine that, in 1971, it took just a handful of individuals who were strongly opposed to nuclear testing to give birth to this worldwide organisation.
The Greenpeace story started in late 1960s Vancouver, where - as in many other North American cities at the time - a protest movement was in full bloom. With the US embroiled in the Vietnam war, many deserters and conscientious objectors had sought refuge in neighbouring Canada.