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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission - Where To From Here

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | May 13, 2013

Forest destruction is visible; you can see the trees disappearing, the animals torn from their homes. But ocean destruction is hidden; our planet, which is predominantly blue, is under threat by industrialised fishing fleets, weak...

The loophole in our tuna labels

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 29, 2013

Today I discovered I am not the only South African in the Indian Ocean.   On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an area where fishing vessels offload their catch to another, often bigger, ship.  And it is...

Where a coal addiction has put us - the dirtiest air in the world

Blog entry by Melita Steele | April 26, 2013

Witbank, a town just outside of Johannesburg, has some of the world’s most polluted air – that’s according to new research reported yesterday . The massively high levels of pollution can be directly linked to Eskom’s string of...

Fighting for the (human) rights of DRC's forests communities

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart, Congo Forests | April 26, 2013

A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first". Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...

How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

Blog entry by Wirendro Sumargo | April 25, 2013

It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country. Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally...

The help our communities really need

Blog entry by Keanan Reis, Greenpeace Africa volunteer | April 24, 2013

The world often sees government's relationship with Greenpeace Africa as shaky, at best. When Greenpeace isn't chaining themselves to power-station equipment, or dumping coal at Eskom's Megawatt Park, they're being spied on, or being...

Community clean ups and clear skies

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 22, 2013

Saturday morning came - and so did the rain, which had been falling, non-stop, throughout the early hours of the morning, with no end in sight.  After weeks of preparation and planning, expectation and enthusiasm, our clean-up project...

Go far, go together

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 22, 2013

There is an African saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” The past week I have spent on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean documenting illegal fishing has taught me this. Working in a...

Esperanza In The Indian Ocean

Image gallery | April 22, 2013

Hope on the high seas

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 19, 2013

The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is...

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