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Congo threatens to open world’s second largest rainforest to new industrial loggers

Press release | March 1, 2016 at 10:50

London/Kinshasa (Wednesday 2nd March, 2016: A tropical rainforest more than twice the size of France is at risk of being cut down, following news from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that the government is considering re-opening its forest...

Revelations on Bolloré group’s investment in plantations in Africa

Press release | February 23, 2016 at 14:26

A new Greenpeace France investigations on Socfin, a company owned 38.75% by Bolloré group, has revealed the impact of the company’s plantations on forests, communities and wildlife in Africa;

Commission slams weak implementation of EU law against illegal logging

Press release | February 18, 2016 at 15:51

Brussels, 18 February 2016 – In a review of legislation to combat illegal logging, the European Commission has said EU countries must significantly step up efforts to keep illegal timber off the EU market [1].

Volunteer Spotlight: Delwyn Pillay

Blog entry by imaerten | February 16, 2016

Hi my name is Delwyn Pillay, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management, in 2009 at The University of South Africa. I’m a well known full time volunteer activist for Greenpeace Africa, based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal,...

SONA exposes lack of leadership on key environmental issues: Greenpeace

Press release | February 11, 2016 at 20:39

Johannesburg, 11 February 2016:

Greenpeace asks for investigation of the Modern Express’ cargo

Press release | February 5, 2016 at 15:38

Johannesburg, 05 February. The troubled car carrier Modern Express that was recently successfully towed away from the French coast, has safely entered the port of Bilbao, Spain. It was on its way to Le Havre, France. The ship is carrying a...

Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

Blog entry by Kelly Mitchell | February 5, 2016

We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel? It's the...

Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of...

Press release | January 22, 2016 at 16:14

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in fines and more than 400,000 FCFA in...

Greenpeace reaction following the plastic bag ban in Senegal

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 9:57

Following the ban of certain type of plastique bags in Senegal, Marie Suzanne Traoré, Ocean Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, declares:

New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2016

The New Year’s storms have brought a lurid, unmissable reminder to UK beaches, with thousands of  bright pink detergent bottles  being churned up by the sea. As waves of highly-visible plastic trash hit British beaches, it’s a timely...

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