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"Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | April 7, 2017

Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark side. If poverty and quality of life are measured...

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

Blog entry by Bolei Liu | March 30, 2017

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “ Hope in West Africa ” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research works in Mauritanian...

A day at sea: Wildlife encounters

Blog entry by Maryline Mangenot | March 9, 2017

On March 1st 2017, the Esperanza ship sailed to the Praia harbour in Cape Verde to begin its journey in West African waters. One goal: show local governments that there is a serious need for strong regional fisheries management . ...

Our oceans, our responsibility

Blog entry by Mike Fincken | February 24, 2017

For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many...

Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | February 12, 2017

1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American government from running nuclear tests? The U.S government started...

Donors remain indifferent as moratorium breaches occur in the DRC

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa Betoko | February 3, 2017

The forest industry in the DRC has been plagued for years by confusion, uncertainties and illegalities. Although the country pays lip service to the principles of reducing emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD), this is...

#BridgesNotWalls: It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

Blog entry by Greenpeace Africa | January 18, 2017

This Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when the politics of hate, fear and division blossomed around the world. We at Greenpeace are rejecting the message...

It’s 6 goals to green o’clock!

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | January 12, 2017

This very smart 4 year old inspired me to think differently of fulfilling the sometimes scary “new year’s resolutions”. With a new year, most of us feel inspired and empowered to change, stop and/or start new habits, what if we did...

How does ‘organic food’ affect your body?

Blog entry by Kenji Ishihara | January 4, 2017

Is the food you and your family eat everyday really free from synthetic chemical pesticides?  Join us. Challenge yourself to switch to organic food  and help promote pesticide-free food for families everywhere. Together, we can fix the...

2016, a year of Pioneering and Trailblazing

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | December 13, 2016

At our staff end of the year party, our Finance Director, Gert, summarized our 2016 as “ the year of many changes .” Yes, I remember, I had to pack my desk within 3 week’s notice, and get ready to leave our cozy home in Melville...

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