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  • The help our communities really need

    Blogpost by Keanan Reis, Greenpeace Africa volunteer - April 24, 2013 at 13:01

    The world often sees government's relationship with Greenpeace Africa as shaky, at best. When Greenpeace isn't chaining themselves to power-station equipment, or dumping coal at Eskom's Megawatt Park, they're being spied on, or being detained by pol... Read more >

  • Community clean ups and clear skies

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - April 22, 2013 at 13:25

    Saturday morning came - and so did the rain, which had been falling, non-stop, throughout the early hours of the morning, with no end in sight.  After weeks of preparation and planning, expectation and enthusiasm, our clean-up project with the NALA St... Read more >

  • Go far, go together

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - April 22, 2013 at 10:21

    There is an African saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

    The past week I have spent on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean documenting illegal fishing has taught me this. Working in a team, especially on... Read more >

  • Hope on the high seas

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - April 19, 2013 at 14:30

    The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is uplifting or indicati... Read more >

  • 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

    © Greenpeace / Jiro Ose

     

    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 >

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