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Greenpeace leaves the CECAF meeting with mixed feelings

Blog entry by Marie Suzanne Traoré | April 26, 2016

After four years without any annual meetings, the CECAF (Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic) got together. Millions of people depend on fish resources in the region and the common wealth that lies in our ocean...

Greenpeace ranks Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite on commitments...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:20

Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to...

Honourable Minister, it is not too late to fix the situation!

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | April 11, 2016

Your predecessors have legitimized a form of illegal unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), by allowing fishing companies to underreport the gross tonnage of their industrial vessels for more than thirty years in Senegal. They...

Fraud on the gross tonnage by industrial fishing vessels

Press release | March 24, 2016 at 12:00

Dakar, 24 March 2016 - A coalition of fisheries stakeholders and civil society organizations, consisting of associations of artisanal fishermen, women processors, fishmongers, marine officers, and marine and environmental associations, is calling...

World’s coal power plants consume enough freshwater to sustain 1 billion people -...

Press release | March 22, 2016 at 9:05

Johannesburg, 22 March 2016 - The world’s rapidly dwindling freshwater resources could be further depleted if plans for hundreds of new coal power plants worldwide go ahead, threatening severe drought and competition, according to a new...

Investigation: How illegal timber from Cameroon’s rainforest could be landing in...

Blog entry by Damian Kahya | March 21, 2016

Chinese firms are importing large quantities of wood which may be illegally cut from African rainforests – according to an ongoing Greenpeace investigation into one of the leading Cameroonian suppliers of logs. The investigation...

Evening on the Esperanza

Blog entry by Sarah Visser | March 18, 2016

After driving two hundred kilometers in a car with no air-con and hardly any fresh air, I finally found my way around a rather confusing harbor till I saw that familiar bright green color that we all know brands Greenpeace’s boats.

Fukushima 5 years on: South Africa prioritizes nuclear over economy and education

Press release | March 11, 2016 at 13:24

On the 11th of March 2016 it will be five years since the devastating nuclear meltdown occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan. In 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake unleashed a tsunami that devastated the seaboard and...

Lost health and homes: the legacies of Chernobyl and Fukushima

Press release | March 10, 2016 at 16:14

Moscow, Kiev, 9 March 2016 - Survivors of Chernobyl are still eating food with radioactive contamination above permissible limits thirty years after the nuclear catastrophe forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes.

Dutch impose sanctions for violation of EU timber regulations

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 14:00

Yaoundé, 9 March 2016 - The Netherlands has today imposed a first-ever sanction on a Dutch company for violating the European Timber Regulation. The sanction follows a Greenpeace investigation into the controversial Cameroonian timber trader CCT,...

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