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  • How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction

    Blogpost by Wirendro Sumargo - April 25, 2013 at 12:35

    It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country.

    Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally responsible palm oi... Read more >

  • 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 >

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