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This is why the Antarctic needs your help

Blog entry by Aimee Hoppe | March 19, 2018

Six years ago, sitting behind a computer of a construction company, I realised I needed to do more with my life. I no longer wanted to keep financial records of wealthy individuals and businesses, but instead I wanted to make an impact...

A new era is opening!

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | March 19, 2018

Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region. From Nouadhibou (in Mauritania) to Tumbu (in Sierra...

I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

Blog entry by Njeri Kabeberi | March 15, 2018

As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree Celsius  (28⁰C) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling of a warm welcome to the capital of...

Illegal fishing - game over for repeat offenders

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | March 14, 2018

Greenpeace campaigner, Pavel Klinckhamers, looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza's monkey island. Sometimes, results of our work are not immediately visible, and lots of behind the scenes work and...

Sabotaging renewable energy will continue to cost South Africans

Press release | March 13, 2018 at 11:41

Johannesburg, 13 March 2018: Responding to the news that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Transform RSA were granted an urgent court interdict late last night preventing the signature of 27 contracts with renewable...

Chinese companies see subsidies cancelled and permits removed for illegal fishing in...

Press release | March 9, 2018 at 9:01

Dakar, Senegal 9 March 2018 – The Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is pulling the plug on three Chinese companies conducting Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in West Africa. This demonstrates an increased intolerance by...

Minister of Energy makes the first move to break renewable energy stalemate

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 12:49

Johannesburg, 8 March 2018: Responding to the media statement made by new Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe today, announcing that the project agreements of the 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) - including the power...

Mega coal plants versus people of South Africa:

Feature story | March 8, 2018 at 11:36

South Africa is currently facing up to the reality of a mega water crisis over three provinces. The water crisis has been declared a national disaster, which means that the national government recognises that the impacts of the water crisis go...

Democratic Republic of Congo government must halt plans to open up the world’s second...

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 10:35

Over 50 environmental, conservation and human rights organisations are calling on the international community urgently to intervene to help protect the vast rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following announcements by the...

Pressing forward with Greenpeace Africa: gender parity worth emulating

Blog entry by Ngumfor Abinwi | March 7, 2018

A question that keeps lurking in my mind in our competitive world is: “Does gender equality make the world a better place?” I will say YES! It’s saddening after how many years of women proving their worth to the world, that we keep...

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