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  • Scrap Proposed Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park -- World Heritage Committee

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa, Forests Campaigner, Greenpeace Afric - July 5, 2012 at 15:26

    Last week the World Heritage Committee (WHC) called upon governments and oil companies to stop the proposed oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the DRC, during its annual meeting in St. Petersburg. But given the unresponsiveness of the DRC gov... Read more >

  • It’s SUNiversity time in Oshwe, DRC

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - July 5, 2012 at 9:02

    Oshwe is a small forest community deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Although administratively classified as an urban area, it has all the characteristics of a rural community.

    It is supplied with manufactured goods, including petrol and ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Africa honoured for dedication to the protection of fisheries in Senegal

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - June 26, 2012 at 13:20

    This week, Greenpeace Africa was given an award at the first edition of "Alouwas" of Education, whose theme was "Educating Today for Tomorrow".

    The "Alouwas" of Education is an initiative to reward men and women who have distinguished themselves for ... Read more >

  • 22 June 2012

    A man washes his hands from a water tank at the Vivo informal settlement near the disused Durban Deep mine in Roodepoort on Johannesburg's West Rand. Local communities in South Africa, already struggling for access to water, may lose their water rights to make way for mines. Read more >

    It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the middle of ...
  • Together we can save the Arctic

    Blogpost by Richard George, Greenpeace International - June 21, 2012 at 12:40

    The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice and put the Ar... Read more >

  • Experiencing Rio+20 from onboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Nick Mokobane - June 21, 2012 at 10:43

    21 June 2012 New Hands On Deck

    Nick Mokobane, Helen Hansen, Pablo Bullrich, Fenton Lutunataba, Harmony Lambert, Seychelle Collard and Sean Lang

    I cannot believe tonight is officially my last nightwatch shift here in Rio onboard the Rainbow Warrior. It has been an incredible, informative and inspiring stay here. An experience filled with many sweet and bitter moments.

    Firstly, it has... Read more >

  • Keeping the home fires burning (efficiently)

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - June 14, 2012 at 11:17

    I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the rainforest is both a su... Read more >

  • Why is G-Star Raw not stepping up to DETOX?

    Blogpost by Ilze Smit, Greenpeace Netherlands Toxic Campaigner - June 7, 2012 at 10:26

    Over the past couple of days, Greenpeace activists and supporters in seven countries, from South Africa to Hong Kong, have been busy pasting huge ‘Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores.

    07 June 2012 Activists outside the G-Star Raw store in Sandton, South Africa

    © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

     

    The reason: G-Star Raw is try... Read more >

  • Fired up for a global Energy [R]evolution

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - June 5, 2012 at 11:34

    Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy!

    The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenar... Read more >

  • 22 000 Sign Petition to Save Congo Forest

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - June 5, 2012 at 10:17

    The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 millio... Read more >

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