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A Leap for the South African Earth Hour Movement

Blog entry by Ricardo Rodrigues | April 10, 2014

As a collective of individuals we managed to save enough power during this year’s Earth Hour to power a city the size of Polokwane in South Africa.  This proves that the World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF- http://www.earthhour.org/)...

RFUK opposes planned lifting of logging moratorium in the DRC

Blog entry by Joe Eisen | April 10, 2014

The Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) has joined forces with other international campaigning NGOs to oppose the imminent lifting of a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in the Democratic Republic of Congo...

BREAKING: Japan’s ‘research whaling’ ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014

Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court! UPDATE:    The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to...

Fukushima: Taking lives

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | March 12, 2014

The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster , especially the 160 000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair,...

Why I support Senegalese fishermen who say “No” to an EU fisheries agreement

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | March 12, 2014

It wasn’t just a shout that reverberated across my country Senegal: it was so much more. It was a cry that erupted from artisanal fishermen, a chorus of "no" to the proposed fisheries agreement between the European Union and Senegal.

#FreeAJStaff: The global campaign for freedom of expression

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | March 4, 2014

Freedom of expression is a universal human right that affects all of us . As Greenpeace activists we affirm this right when we campaign to save the Congo Basin Rainforest from illegal logging, or when we take on industrial...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

No fracking, thank you!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | February 17, 2014

Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure...

My Journey With Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | February 12, 2014

When I stepped into Greenpeace back in October 2008, I was told I was the first African lady to join this organisation in Africa. I felt it was a continuation of the duty I started when I worked at Oxfam. With the latter, I was...

Greenpeace supports Senegal’s artisanal fishermen decision to say "No" to the renewal...

Press release | February 11, 2014 at 13:55

Dakar, 11 March 2014 – Greenpeace today added its voice to support artisanal fishermen in Senegal following their call to the government not to renew the fishing agreement with the European Union, given the current fragile state of fisheries in...

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