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  • The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

    Blogpost by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu - May 15, 2017 at 10:23

    As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape below my window; I... Read more >

  • A Wealth of Life - the beauty of West Africa

    Blogpost by Pavel Klinckhamers - April 27, 2017 at 12:05

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    Sailing across  the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I was just as th...

  • "I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes"

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame, oceans campaigner - April 21, 2017 at 14:13

    Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone

     It was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilograms of shark fins we had found on the Italian f... Read more >

  • "Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

    Blogpost by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack - April 7, 2017 at 13:05

    Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark side. If poverty and quality of life are measured by access to cl... Read more >

  • My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

    Blogpost by Bolei Liu - March 30, 2017 at 10:34

    I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “Hope in West Africa” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research works in Mauritanian waters, we were looking...

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  • A day at sea: Wildlife encounters

    Blogpost by Maryline Mangenot - March 9, 2017 at 14:13

    On March 1st 2017, the Esperanza ship sailed to the Praia harbour in Cape Verde to begin its journey in West African waters. One goal: show local governments that there is a serious need for strong regional fisheries management.

    While transiting to... Read more >

  • Our oceans, our responsibility

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - February 24, 2017 at 16:46

    For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many years at sea also ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace ships: Warriors at Sea

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - February 12, 2017 at 12:35

    1971. This was the year it all began. You’ve heard the story about how a boat load of (very brave) volunteers and journalists sailed to Alaska to stop the American government from running nuclear tests? The U.S government started feeling the pressure ... Read more >

  • Donors remain indifferent as moratorium breaches occur in the DRC

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa Betoko - February 3, 2017 at 9:38

    The forest industry in the DRC has been plagued for years by confusion, uncertainties and illegalities. Although the country pays lip service to the principles of reducing emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD), this is only in the guise t... Read more >

  • #BridgesNotWalls: It’s Time for Solidarity, Love and Hope

    Blogpost by Greenpeace Africa - January 18, 2017 at 18:45

    This Friday, January 20th, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, after a year when the politics of hate, fear and division blossomed around the world.

    We at Greenpeace are rejecting the message that there is more t...

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