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  • The Congo Forests take centre stage

    Blogpost by Loan Tran-Thanh - October 29, 2012 at 12:23

    29 October 2012

    Clemence reciting her poem.

    The culmination of our events inviting the Congolese youth to stand up for their forest environment was a moving one.

    A year ago, we started with a poetry competition, and last weekend, we welcomed over 180 guests to a retrospective of the jou... Read more >

  • The Congo Basin forests have found the voice of their guardian

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - October 26, 2012 at 18:00

    At the Wallonie Bruxelles Centre in Kinshasa today, we launched the “Voices Of The Forest” poetry book, a collection of 77 poems written by Congolese youth about their wishes to protect the forests of the Congo Basin. 30 of the young poets attended ... Read more >

  • The Rainbow Warrior diet

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - October 25, 2012 at 13:56

    25 October 2012

    Photo by Paul Hilton. Read more >

    "You’re going to get sea sick,“ Paul our photographer said to me when I arrived on the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in Mauritius. "I’ve been on all the Greenpeace ships and never got sea sick, but on this one, even I was out of action fo...
  • Who will join the fight against pirate fishing?

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - October 25, 2012 at 11:59 1 comment

    25 October 2012 Illegal Sri Lankan Fishing Boat,

    A Greenpeace inflatable pulls up along side an illegal Sri Lankan fishing boat, IMUL-A-0352KLT, 24th October 2012, Chagos, Indian Ocean. Greenpeace found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve on Wednesday and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

    Heavy clouds were in the sky and the water rippled under the wind as the Rainbow Warrior entered on Wednesday the Chagos marine reserve, established by the UK government in 2010. 

    This area is a no-take marine reserve, one of the biggest ... Read more >

  • There's no excuse; our oceans need action now

    Blogpost by Veronica Frank - October 22, 2012 at 8:14

    For the past six weeks the crew on the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior have been observing and monitoring the Indian Ocean's fisheries and its diverse sea life, encountering some of the best and worst of fisheries management.

    Since setting sail fro... Read more >

  • Infographic: How Eskom is crippling our water

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 17, 2012 at 10:15 1 comment

    Coal-fired electricity is a major threat to South Africa’s already stressed water resources – and Eskom’s new mega coal plants are set to make matters even worse.

    Luckily there are reliable alternatives to coal power, ways of generating electricity ... Read more >

  • 22 June 2012 Water Usage in Johannesburg

    A woman and her son wash their clothes at a communal tap at Plot 8 informal settlement in Roodepoort on Johannesburg's West Rand. © Jennifer Bruce / Greenpeace

    Water is the foundation of life: we’re unable to survive without it. But the problem is that water is scarce, and this country is running out of it.

    More than 98% of South Africa’s water has already been allocated, and this country is facing... Read more >

  • It's time for Mauritius to take ownership of its waters

    Blogpost by Simon Clydesdale - October 16, 2012 at 15:02

    16 October 2012

    Greenpeace is meeting local artisanal fishermen in Mauritius

    The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has spent the past few days hosting all the key players in one of the Indian Ocean’s prime tuna hubs – Port Louis in Mauritius.

    This is a welcome turnaround.

    Just a few days ago it didn’t look like we w... Read more >

  • Listening to and empowering Indian Ocean fishing communities

    Blogpost by Sari Tolvanen, Greenpeace International - October 12, 2012 at 12:44

    12 October 2012 Tuna Caught by Spanish Longliner

    A yellowfin tuna is pulled along side the Spanish longliner Herdusa no1 Vigo, South West Indian Ocean. Greenpeace is observing fishing activities in the Indian Ocean where poor management has left many stocks over exploited. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    After almost three weeks at sea in the southern region of the Indian Ocean, the second leg of our Indian Ocean expedition is wrapping up.

    We’ve travelled 2400 nautical miles on the Rainbow Warrior from... Read more >

  • Never again in our oceans!

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - October 11, 2012 at 10:00

    11 October 2012 German Trawler Maartje Theadora

    German fishing super trawler 140m long Maartje Theadora, 30 miles off the coast of Mauritania. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans. © Greenpeace / Pierre Gleizes

    If there was ever a scandal that needed definitive action to be taken against those responsible for it, it is the issue of fishing permits in Senegal between March 2010 and April 2012. The effects of large factory trawlers that were granted p... Read more >

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