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  • Let the Moratorium be!

    Blogpost by Victorine Che Thoener - November 20, 2017 at 12:13

    With the recent confirmation that the Congo Basin forest hosts the world’s biggest tropical peatland, the importance of this forest is now drawing global attention. It has a huge role to play in the protection of our global climate.

    The Democratic Re...

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  • We achieved a lot together during our forest ship tour

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - November 15, 2017 at 12:30

    It must be said over and over, that the Congo Basin forest is the second largest rainforest in the world! It is majestic and beautiful, it is a home and the doctor’s office to animals and humans alike.

    This forest harbours the most diverse assemblage...

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  • The Congo Basin forests made us dance

    Blogpost by Hermann Fondjo - November 7, 2017 at 15:20

    The Congo Basin forests made us dance

    My name is Hermann Fondjo and I am an environmentalist activist and a volunteer for Greenpeace Africa. As the journey of the Greenpeace ship the Esperanza takes it along the coast of the Congo Basin countries, an exceptional clip has been dedicated ... Read more >

  • My experience of a lifetime as a Greenpeace Africa Volunteer

    I saw a fully loaded truck of timber while I was travelling to Douala a year ago. I often see trucks like this carry three logs at a time but this one carried only two long logs. One of the... Read more >

  • Why we’re sailing into the Congo Basin forest!

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - October 25, 2017 at 15:03

     By Mike Fincken

    A muddy carpet of water rolls out hundreds of miles into the ocean from the second largest river in the world. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is touched by the Congo Basin long before land is sighted.

    We are not here to see chimpanze...

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  • Give the Congo Basin forest a chance

    Blogpost by Victorine Che Thoener - October 13, 2017 at 16:51

    Approaching the forest in the Congo, I am met with an overwhelming wall of green. Flying over it, I see the meandering rivers merging together. I see animals drinking from the rivers, frolicking with joy in the water. Walking into the forest, I hear a... Read more >

  • Precious intact forests in the Congo must be protected

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - October 5, 2017 at 18:12

    A source of water, food, and shelter the Congo Basin is life to many people and creatures. It is one of the world's largest tropical forests and is the fourth largest carbon reservoir in the world - meaning it locks away vast amounts of carbon. In add... Read more >

  • Plastic ban: More can be done towards waste management

    Blogpost by Phyllis Ng’ang’a - September 14, 2017 at 12:04

    Let’s grab lunch!

    I get the chicken wings and fries combo with a cold Coke. You get a chicken burger, fries and fresh passion juice. Additionally, we get small sized cups of ice cream to cool off and extra dipping for my wings. The food is packed in ... Read more >

  • Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid - August 29, 2017 at 14:17

    Marshal Islands -North Pacific Ocean

    Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean.

    It was 17 May, 1985 and I was 24 years old.

    At first glance, it appeare...

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  • Let the installation begin!

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - August 25, 2017 at 13:36

    It’s been almost two months since we surpassed our crowdfunding target for the solar streetlights that will be installed at the Diepsloot Philile Creche. A lot has been happening in those two months, including the delivery of the solar streetlights by... Read more >

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