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From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | January 22, 2015

2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing...

People power, the only way to better manage Cameroon’s forests

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | January 22, 2015

Forests are one of the most critical resources in Cameroon. But sadly they are also one of the most mismanaged. They contribute to food security and, as in many developing countries, they are the primary source of energy, protein, oils...

Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

Blog entry by Dr Janet Cotter | January 19, 2015

Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that. But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is...

Transnet's oil spill enshroud in secrecy

Blog entry by Delwyn Pillay | January 14, 2015

Disaster hit an upmarket housing complex on Durban's outskirts, December 23 rd 2014, when more than 200 000 litres of diesel poured out of an underground pipeline. The pipeline operated by Transnet, pumps fuel inland from the Durban...

No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | December 11, 2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the...

ACSA Rejects Nuclear Billboard at Cape Town Airport

Feature story | December 8, 2014 at 8:36

Greenpeace Africa is dismayed by the decision of Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) to reject nuclear billboards at the Cape Town International Airport amid growing anti-nuclear sentiment in South Africa.

The Monster Boat Diaries

Feature story | November 21, 2014 at 13:57

This week fishmongers, consumers, fishers, ocean lovers, divers, and cooks from Australia via Indonesia, Senegal and Poland to Canada are calling for the crisis of our oceans to be tackled with urgency.

Sailing to Ushuaia and Antarctica Reflections

Blog entry by David Barnard | November 21, 2014

11-Nov-2014 02:10:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi] Greetings from the Plancius (for the final time!) It is Tuesday morning (11h00 local time) and our last day on the ship. We are fast approaching the...

Greenpeace Africa’s new adventure

Blog entry by Reatlegile Lekalakala | November 21, 2014

Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes associated with lack of knowledge. On the 31st of...

“Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | November 20, 2014

Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters. Once...

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