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  • Black Anniversary to SGSOC!

    Blogpost by Chief Ejeba Ewane Joseph & Chief Ekue John Epimba - November 25, 2016 at 16:41

    Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC), your provisional grant began on the 25th of November 2013 and today November 25 marks the end of your provisional grant. Thus, we the chiefs of Ikoti and Babensi II would like to present our anniversary ...

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  • New trade protections for sharks - but are they enough?

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - November 18, 2016 at 13:07
    All rights reserved. Credit: BBC, Carlos Aguilera
    Hoo-RAY! A Mobular ray leaps from the ocean after hearing about the new CITES protection for sharks.

    Like it or not, around the world many species of animals are seen ... Read more >

  • What to expect during COP22 - our expectations for the results

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - November 7, 2016 at 10:33

    With the Paris Agreement coming into force the week before this big UN climate meeting, the timing couldn’t be better for swiftly moving forward.

    Paris accelerates the transition to the zero carbon economy that is already underway. People aro... Read more >

  • The inevitable transformation - why swift action is needed to stay below 1.5

    Blogpost by Jennifer Morgan - November 7, 2016 at 10:20

    Last year, 197 countries adopted the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Today (November 4th) it comes into force, in one of the fastest ratifications of any international agreement.

    In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, Greenpeace activists create a solar symbol around the world-famous Arc de Triomphe, by painting the roads yellow with a non-polluting water-based paint to reveal the image of a huge shining sun.In 2015 at COP21 in Paris, Greenpeace activists create a ...

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  • Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - October 25, 2016 at 13:36
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    Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation. Despite getting... Read more >

  • 10 good reasons to protect whales

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - October 24, 2016 at 10:20
    All rights reserved. Credit: Kate Davison

    Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction ... Read more >

  • Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

    Blogpost by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue - October 4, 2016 at 10:01

    When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been deprived of their ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace expresses condolences to the families of the victims

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa Betoko - September 28, 2016 at 17:54

    Greenpeace Africa wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the violence that hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2016 and their families.

    We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and who have been injured ph... Read more >

  • Let's make it a green peace

    Blogpost by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan - September 21, 2016 at 12:41

    Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon.

    Desmond Tutu in Cape Town Esparanza ship

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza. He... Read more >

  • Greenpeace turns 45!

    Blogpost by Sphume Msomi - September 15, 2016 at 14:03

    Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental organisation "There's a joke that says, in any bar in Vancouve...

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