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Herakles Farms: “A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster in the making”

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | August 13, 2013

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | August 8, 2013

In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain,...

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

Blog entry by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director | August 2, 2013

I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and...

Let’s start talking about tuna

Blog entry by Diane Mc Alpine | July 29, 2013

Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a...

More secrets, more money, less accountability

Feature story | July 29, 2013 at 5:00

In a recent article in the Mail and Guardian it was revealed that President Zuma has taken over as the chairperson of the National Nuclear Energy Coordinating committee.

Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | July 26, 2013

The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth.  New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing.  However this message does not...

“Walk The Talk” of investing in our youth

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | July 15, 2013

The The stats are big: South Africa has some of the best renewable energy potential in the world; 12 million South Africans do not have access to a secure supply of electricity; 3.2 million young people in our country are unemployed...

Change Your Tuna

Feature story | July 15, 2013 at 8:26

Tuna is in trouble. It's is one of the world’s favourite fish, and the staple protein of millions, but it is overfished globally.

The easy (and right) way to get rid of your e-waste

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | July 9, 2013

Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and...

The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

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