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  • Catching Tuna in the Maldives

    Blogpost by Andrea Rid - November 5, 2012 at 10:09

    16 October 2012 Fishermen in Mauritius

    Local artisanal fishermen from the Syndicat des Pecheurs, pull up outside Port Louis. Greenpeace is on an expedition in the Indian Ocean to expose overfishing and to highlight the problems associated with excessive tuna fishing, unsustainable or illegal fishing practices, the lack of law enforcement, and to listen to communities, learn about fishing practices and build alliances so that the Indian Ocean region can continue to provide fish and fishing jobs for future generations. © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

     

    Today, I caught a tuna.

    It was the first fish I had ever caught in my life. And the first tuna that had to die because of me for a long time.

    I haven't eaten tuna for about three years. Not because I don't like the taste of it -- I actuall... Read more >

  • Energy-efficient home-cooking in Kinshasa

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - November 5, 2012 at 8:41

    Endless power cuts in the DRC’s capital city, Kinshasa, force most households to use charcoal or wood (makala) to cook their meals. Bikuku and Lutendele, two suburbs of Kinshasa, are particularly afflicted by this daily reality.

    These suburbs are sem... Read more >

  • Promises of development hard to see on the ground in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Just vd Broek - October 30, 2012 at 8:49

    It is full a 2-day drive from the Cameroonian capital Yaoundé to the area in the South West of the country where the American company, Herakles Farms is developing a huge new palm oil plantation, that could eventually cover an area 8 times the size of... Read more >

  • 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 >

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