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Here's how we’ll eradicate Illegal Fishing in West Africa

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | July 7, 2014

My years as an oceans campaigner in Senegal have really allowed me to understand many facets of illegal fishing in this part of the world.  Along with the devastating effects it has on fishing communities, slashing jobs and the size of...

Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

Blog entry by Bianca Bolink | July 3, 2014

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production . This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it...

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Blog entry by Richard Page | June 27, 2014

Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards , firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but...

Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | June 12, 2014

When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, “agriculture”. It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product...

What future for West African fisheries?

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | June 8, 2014

Every year, World Oceans Day is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our campaign to protect West Africa’s ocean ecosystems. This year Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishing associations are marking the day with a public...

The Countdown has Begun – 150 Days to Running in the Snow of Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | June 5, 2014

Time really flies. It feels like yesterday when the start of the 2014 Last Desert Race in Antarctica was still 200 days away. And now it is just 150 days to go… The urgency around my preparations for the race will increase...

Herakles Farms: Champions of Illegal Deforestation?

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | May 27, 2014

The lead up to this years soccer World Cup is already dominating international news. Meanwhile, Greenpeace has been closely monitoring another world-wide phenomenon: illegal deforestation.  One American private equity firm cum...

‘Climate Caravan’ lights up Cameroon with new tech + local alliances

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | May 15, 2014

It’s a question that’s plagued NGOs for decades: How do we tackle some of Africa’s biggest challenges, like energy access, water access, and proper health services? While many community projects are planned and started from outside...

Forty hours in jail for Mahan’s forests, its people and their rights

Blog entry by Akshay Gupta | May 15, 2014

After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlalji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority. We...

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