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  • Who is tampering with our water?

    Blogpost by Lerato Ngakane - March 22, 2018 at 12:38

    “We have a single opportunity, to change the narrative on water, by acting timeously in pursuit of a more promising future, in a better world, which should never face the scenario of the last single drop of water, in our lifetime and for generations t... Read more >

  • This is why the Antarctic needs your help

    Blogpost by Aimee Hoppe - March 19, 2018 at 15:50

    Six years ago, sitting behind a computer of a construction company, I realised I needed to do more with my life. I no longer wanted to keep financial records of wealthy individuals and businesses, but instead I wanted to make an impact on positive env...

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  • A new era is opening!

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - March 19, 2018 at 12:20

    Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region.

    From Nouadhibou (in Mauritania) to Tumbu (in Sierra Leone) through the...

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  • I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

    Blogpost by Njeri Kabeberi - March 15, 2018 at 16:01

    Cameroon volunteers with Njeri Read more >

    As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree Celsius (28⁰C) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling of a warm welcome to the capital of Cameroon. Walking...

  • Illegal fishing - game over for repeat offenders

    Blogpost by Pavel Klinckhamers - March 14, 2018 at 11:00

    Greenpeace campaigner Pavel Klinckhamers looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza's monkey island. Greenpeace is on tour in West African waters to address the problem of overfishing in the region.

    Greenpeace campaigner, Pavel Klinckhamers, looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza's monkey island.

    Sometimes, results of our work are not immediately visible, and lots of behind the scenes work and patience is needed to actu... Read more >

  • Pressing forward with Greenpeace Africa: gender parity worth emulating

    Blogpost by Ngumfor Abinwi - March 7, 2018 at 15:48

    A question that keeps lurking in my mind in our competitive world is: “Does gender equality make the world a better place?” I will say YES! It’s saddening after how many years of women proving their worth to the world, that we keep fighting the same...

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  • Prisca  Nafula Mayende: A Rural Activist Transforming Women’s Lives in Bungoma County Read more >

    Prisca hails from a small village called Naigai in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. The energetic mother of nine lives with her  husband and children on her 3.8 acre farm. Her husband works on another shamba (farm) owned by the family and Prisca manag...

  • A little more on plastics

    Blogpost by Chemitei Janet - February 27, 2018 at 9:14

    Plastic bags - what's not to love about them. They are cheap and lightweight enough for us to put anything in them, from food to clothes and so much more. Plastics are more or less a part of us, objects we find it hard to part with. What we probably d... Read more >

  • Penguins March to Cape Town

    Blogpost by Akshley Kalra - February 26, 2018 at 15:40

    Volunteer penguin photos

    People around the world are waking up to pictures of penguin sightings across the globe. The penguins have been spotted travelling on trains, arriving at international airports and at iconic landmarks. From Sydney to Buenos Aires and from London to ... Read more >

  • 5 More Things Businesses Can Do Now That They’ve Realised #StrawsSuck

    Blogpost by Angelo C Louw - February 26, 2018 at 15:38

    The #StrawsSuck movement is gaining momentum the world over. Aiming to curb usage of single-use plastics, the campaign urges all individuals and businesses to stop using plastic straws – and many South African food franchises (particular in coastal ci...

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