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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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Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

Blog entry by Dr. Janet Cotter | December 17, 2013

Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the ...

New wave of industrial palm oil in Africa threatens primates

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | December 13, 2013

Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year.  In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease...

Looking Back on 2013

Feature story | December 12, 2013 at 13:21

Thank you to each and every one of you for partnering with us this year! It is through working together that we can continue to tackle the challenges facing our environment and strengthen the voice of the community of committed people who share...

You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | December 9, 2013

‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’ Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has...

Stand firm, Mr. President

Feature story | December 5, 2013 at 9:30

The courageous steps taken by the Senegalese President to save his country’s fisheries, livelihoods of local communities, and to ensure food security of the population, need to be strengthened and supported.

Eskom up to win Worst Corporation of 2013

Blog entry by Melita Steele | November 26, 2013

Today the eight finalists for the international Public Eye Awards will be announced, and our national utility Eskom is one of them: shortlisted to win the award for this year’s worst corporation. Cast your vote for the worst...

Eskom is in trouble -- again.

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlangga | November 22, 2013

As Eskom lifts its emergency notice, one can't help having flash backs to 2008 when rolling blackouts almost crippled the economy. This time, the lifting of the notice has happened sooner than expected -- but not before it's...

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