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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,...

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,...

Why I support Senegalese fishermen who say “No” to an EU fisheries agreement

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | March 12, 2014

It wasn’t just a shout that reverberated across my country Senegal: it was so much more. It was a cry that erupted from artisanal fishermen, a chorus of "no" to the proposed fisheries agreement between the European Union and Senegal.

#FreeAJStaff: The global campaign for freedom of expression

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | March 4, 2014

Freedom of expression is a universal human right that affects all of us . As Greenpeace activists we affirm this right when we campaign to save the Congo Basin Rainforest from illegal logging, or when we take on industrial...

Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

No fracking, thank you!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | February 17, 2014

Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure...

My Journey With Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | February 12, 2014

When I stepped into Greenpeace back in October 2008, I was told I was the first African lady to join this organisation in Africa. I felt it was a continuation of the duty I started when I worked at Oxfam. With the latter, I was...

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