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  • Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third

    Blogpost by Samkelo Ndongeni - April 10, 2015 at 12:17

    Cape Town to Durban

    16 February 2015

    I boarded the vessel at Waterfront Quay no.7 at 10h: 30am. Captain Mike introduced me to the crew and the guests. Chief Fernando familiarized me around the ship to get a general idea of the ship before we leave. ... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior awoke the Warrior in me

    Blogpost by Anele Msweli - March 24, 2015 at 9:27

    Being part of the Rainbow Warrior ship tour was the most beautiful experience I have had in my entire life. This somewhat paved a little piece of a pathway of the journey I would like to take in the future. I have never felt such joy, purpose and un... Read more >

  • My galley experience aboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Nafeesa Amod - March 24, 2015 at 8:29

    So you all know about my ranting and raving as to how I could not wait to set my foot on the gangway of the Rainbow Warrior and be part of the crew.

    Well I was not disappointed, I tell you!  I thoroughly enjoyed my duty working in the ships galley ak... Read more >

  • Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

    Blogpost by Eric Ini - March 20, 2015 at 17:00

    Oil Palm Nursery in Cameroon. 11/09/2012 © Greenpeace / Alex Yallop

    Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders met in Brussels this week to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan.

    Yet the effectiveness of the FLEGT a... Read more >

  • A lesson from Fukushima: A safe, clean energy future will be nuclear-free

    Blogpost by Kendra Ulrich - March 11, 2015 at 13:11

    Today, the 11th of March 2015, marks the fourth year since beginning of one of the world's worst nuclear disasters: the triple reactor core meltdowns and catastrophic containment building failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It's a... Read more >

  • Chimps' survival of little concern to agribusiness

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa-Betoko - February 23, 2015 at 14:13

    The chimpanzee is one of mankind's closest relatives. However there are many of us who do not treat them with what could be called familial affection.

    Chimps and other primates in Africa face an increasing number of threats to their very existence. T... Read more >

  • Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - January 23, 2015 at 13:03

    Stockpile of timber in the Herakles Farms Talangaye palm oil concession near Nguti. 07/21/2013 © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to swallow for everyon... Read more >

  • From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - January 22, 2015 at 12:42

    Organic Farming in Negros. © Andri Tambunan / Greenpeace

    2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing climate and t... Read more >

  • People power, the only way to better manage Cameroon’s forests

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - January 22, 2015 at 11:41

    Forests are one of the most critical resources in Cameroon. But sadly they are also one of the most mismanaged. They contribute to food security and, as in many developing countries, they are the primary source of energy, protein, oils, medicines and ... Read more >

  • Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - January 19, 2015 at 15:08

    Burned area within the Indigenous Land of Cachoeira Seca.

    Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that.

    But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is bad for agricu... Read more >

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