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  • Putting food security and forest protection first in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Irène Wabiwa - April 19, 2013 at 8:10

    19 April 2013 Cacao Farmer in Cameroon

    A local farmer working in his cacao plantation. Cacao is the main source of income for people in this area. They run cacao farm besides their cassava/food farms, and sell it abroad. In cacao plantations also grow valuable trees such as the Iroko and fruits for local consumption like pineapple, oranges, mangos and avocados. © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often challenged when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, disguised as “development”. All too often, this simply creates huge profits for internation... Read more >

  • Africa ♥ Arctic

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - April 15, 2013 at 12:36

    It is 10 degrees at 8:30am in Johannesburg on the 13th of April and I’m standing in a Melville field with fellow Arctic lovers and it’s cold. The ground is moist from last night’s rain and I’m wondering why I’m doing this to myself on a perfectly cold... Read more >

  • One Planet. One Arctic. One Voice.

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - April 12, 2013 at 8:21

    Starting this Saturday, and continuing on to the Global Day of Action a week later, thousands of people - from distinct cultures and diverse backgrounds - will come together to speak with one voice about saving a very special, unique and absolutely ... Read more >

  • 11 April 2013 Afrormosia Tree in Congo

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    Last month Greenpeace Africa released a report on how the illegal logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a state of organized chaos, with numerous companies flouting regulations and threatening the country’s vast fore... Read more >

  • Carrying the warmth of Africa

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - April 9, 2013 at 11:49

    Africa and the Arctic.

    It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter.

    One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at first glance, is alm... Read more >

  • The Great Bear Rainforest: Weaving a Rich Tapestry of Solutions

    Blogpost by Eduardo Sousa - April 5, 2013 at 9:26

    As we look to develop real, sustainable solutions for forest communities in the Congo Basin, it's inspiring to read the success of our Canadian colleagues in putting forests and people first.

    This amazing planet of ours has so many special places... Read more >

  • We are all "Thiof" defenders

    Blogpost by Philippe Ahodékon, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer - April 4, 2013 at 16:14

    Greenpeace's call for the preservation of the Senegalese "thiof" and the termination of its marketing by supermarkets, including the Casino Group, was a resounding success at the 14th International Fair of Agriculture and Animal Resources (FIARA ).

    D... Read more >

  • Solar energy: Africa's future

    Blogpost by Natasha Seck, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer - April 4, 2013 at 16:05

    Unlike fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil), solar energy is renewable and inexhaustible. However, despite the abundance of solar radiation, the continent is handicapped by insufficient  energy.

    Only 23% of the population (one in four people) have access ... Read more >

  • Finger Lickin’ Good News: KFC Pledges a Better Bucket

    Blogpost by Amy Moas - April 4, 2013 at 10:19

    We’ve got some good news for Indonesia’s rainforests, and the endangered tigers living there.

    Thanks to pressure from Greenpeace supporters around the globe, Yum! Brands, the largest restaurant company in the world and parent company of KFC, has re... Read more >

  • A (South African) Flag for the Future

    Blogpost by Margot Maritz - April 3, 2013 at 9:45

    Margot Maritz, a sixteen-year-old eco activist from Pretoria, was recently honoured for coming in the top 5 of our "Flag for the Future" competition. We asked Margot to write something for us about her awesome design, and this is her post:

    03 April 2013 Finalists flags in the "Flag for the Future" competition

    These were the short listed designs for the flag that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole in April 2013. The flag designs were entered in the global competition "Flag For the Future." Margot's design is in the bottom right. Read more >

     
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