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  • My galley experience aboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Nafeesa Amod - March 24, 2015 at 9:29

    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 18:00

    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 14:11

    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 15:13

    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 14:03

    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 13:42

    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 12:41

    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 16:08

    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 >

  • Transnet's oil spill enshroud in secrecy

    Blogpost by Delwyn Pillay - January 14, 2015 at 12:34

    Disaster hit an upmarket housing complex on Durban's outskirts, December 23rd 2014, when more than 200 000 litres of diesel poured out of an underground pipeline. The pipeline operated by Transnet, pumps fuel inland from the Durban harbour up to Johan... Read more >

  • No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula - December 11, 2014 at 10:55

    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 >

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