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We’re a campaigning organisation that's working for an Africa where people live in harmony with nature, in a peaceful state of environmental and social justice.

Our mission is to nurture environmental awareness so that together we create a prosperous future to the benefit of humans, biodiversity, and the planet.

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Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

Blog entry by Bianca Bolink | July 3, 2014

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production . This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it...

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Blog entry by Richard Page | June 27, 2014

Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards , firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but...

Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | June 12, 2014

When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, “agriculture”. It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product...

What future for West African fisheries?

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | June 8, 2014

Every year, World Oceans Day is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our campaign to protect West Africa’s ocean ecosystems. This year Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishing associations are marking the day with a public...

150 Days to Running in the Snow of Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | June 5, 2014

Time really flies. It feels like yesterday when the start of the 2014 Last Desert Race in Antarctica was still 200 days away. And now it is just 150 days to go… The urgency around my preparations for the race will increase...

Greenpeace Partners With Greenpop at Platbos Reforest Fest

Feature story | June 4, 2014 at 8:19

"It's no secret that our planet is under a lot of stress, and good news about the environment can be pretty scarce at times. Greenpop's Reforest Fest is a fun, hands-on antidote to all that: a feel-good opportunity for us to reconnect with nature...

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