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Join us: Reforest Fest!

Blog entry by Jana Bajic | May 9, 2014

If you’ve been following our forest campaigns, you’ll know the world’s forests are under a lot of pressure from deforestation and climate change. Although there is some good news coming through, there’s a still a whole lot that needs...

20 years later – it’s election time again

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 6, 2014

Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been...

Ecology starts with you

Blog entry by Nokwazi Qumbisa | May 6, 2014

Because of circumstances like the ever decreasing size of land compounded by a lack of basic services, organizations like the Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa Durban, Citizen Gardens and Green Squad Alliance, have launched a series...

Defending our right to a clean and healthy environment.

Blog entry by Ricardo Rodrigues | May 5, 2014

This year marks 20 years of freedom and democracy in South Africa, and that fills me with a deep sense of pride in this country and our people, especially as a Born-Free. As activists, we understand very well that along with this...

Running 250km through Antarctica in Support of Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by David Barnard | April 15, 2014

Exactly 200 days from today I'll embark on my next desert running challenge – The Last Desert Race , 250km through the snow of Antarctica! I've completed various multi-stage desert races over the past few years – Kalahari, Sahara,...

Huge Whale Meat Shipment Skips Port of Durban Because of South African Outrage

Feature story | April 14, 2014 at 10:27

A ship carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided not to enter the South African port of Durban.

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,...

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