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  • No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula - December 11, 2014 at 9:55

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the country are able to me... Read more >

  • Sailing to Ushuaia and Antarctica Reflections

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 21, 2014 at 10:56
    11-Nov-2014 02:10:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius (for the final time!)

    It is Tuesday morning (11h00 local time) and our last day on the ship. We are fast approaching the islands at the southern ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Africa’s new adventure

    Blogpost by Reatlegile Lekalakala - November 21, 2014 at 10:20

    Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes associated with lack of knowledge.

    On the 31st of October Greenpeace Afr... Read more >

  • “Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - November 20, 2014 at 10:44

    "Overfishing Affects Me Too!"

    Small-scale fishermen and women in Dakar, Senegal, send a clear message to their government about the impact that "Monster Boats" are having on the size of their catches and their livelihoods. 20/11/2014 © Greenpeace


    Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters.

    Once freely avai...

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  • Plastic has no business here

    Blogpost by Nafeesa Amod - November 12, 2014 at 12:47

    During Marine Month this past October, NGO volunteers, scholars from Westville Girls High School and Westville Boys High School, and concerned local citizens, partook in a successful ''Rethink the Bag Campaign'' - aka Boot the (plastic) Bag Westville.... Read more >

  • Deception Island Round 2

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 10, 2014 at 9:50
    Greetings from the Plancius

    The Last Desert Race 2014 is something of the past. We returned to Deception Island (venue of stage 1), although in a different location for the 5th and final stage, due to extreme weather conditions in the Antarctic. We had...
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  • A No Running Day

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 10, 2014 at 9:39
    08-Nov-2014 05:03:20 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius

    It is Friday evening (21h00) on the Plancius.

    Today (Stage 4) was supposed to go on for at least 12 hours, but we did not even make it off the ship. ...
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  • Day 3 - Danku Island

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 11:30

    6 th November 2014

    Another stunning day in paradise, but also another tough stage.

    Stage 3 was held on Danku Island - a 4km switchback course set against a hill which we had to run for 6 hours. I completed 7 laps and maintained my 17th position over... Read more >

  • Day 2 - Esperanza Videla

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 7, 2014 at 11:19
    05-Nov-2014 03:06:29 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius

    The second stage is over and it was a beast.

    We had a to run 2.2km course – deep soft snow throughout – for just over 4h30. I completed 8 laps –... Read more >

  • Greetings from the Plancius

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 5, 2014 at 14:39

    Day 1 is done and dusted. Today’s stage was held on Deception Island – we were given just over 7 hours to run a 4.5km course.

    The terrain was tough – half of the course was covered in a layer of ice, and with each step you went through the surface,... Read more >

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