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  • Don't bet on coal and oil growth

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - January 24, 2014 at 16:25

    A mind-boggling sum of about $800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of money invested into th... Read more >

  • Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

    Blogpost by Greenpeace UK - January 15, 2014 at 16:21

    15 January 2014 Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

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    Have you heard the one about Greenpeace controlling the French Navy? No, me neither. But you might be forgiven for being confused by some recent reports about the Russian trawler seized in West Africa.

    Pirate fishing is a big problem. Someti... Read more >

  • Arrest of the Oleg Naydenov shows flag States need to better control their fleets

    Blogpost by Daniel Simons - January 9, 2014 at 15:17

    In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen reported a rapid and significant increase in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of 29 large foreign trawl...

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  • Oleg yet again!

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - January 8, 2014 at 11:03

    07 January 2014 Russian vessel Oleg Naydenov in Dakar port after its arrest

    Following the detention of the Russian-flagged trawler the “Oleg Naydenov” by the Senegalese national navy on charges of illegal fishing, Greenpeace reiterates its support to the government of Senegal for the enforcement of fisheries legislation and calls on the President and his government to remain firm on its commitment to put an end to illegal activities by such vessels.

    The Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov has once again been the main player in the saga "IUU fishing off the Senegalese coasts." In late December, it was caught engaged in suspected looting in southern Senegal by the National Navy.

    Oleg is used to... Read more >

  • Can deforestation affect global weather patterns?

    Blogpost by Dr. Janet Cotter - December 17, 2013 at 15:02


    Forests, like other ecosystems, provide ‘ecosystem services’. These are services people need (such as pollination and flood control) and use, but often don’t realise we depend on. They provide us with essential services like the uptake and storag... Read more >

  • New wave of industrial palm oil in Africa threatens primates

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - December 13, 2013 at 12:41

    Rumours that the Cameroonian government was on the verge of signing a land lease agreement with Herakles Farms have been swirling for over a year.  In November these fears were realised as the government announced that the land lease had finally been ... Read more >

  • You did it! Palm oil giant commits to No Deforestation!

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - December 9, 2013 at 13:13

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    ‘Effective immediately, Wilmar will not engage in development of HCS, HCV, or peat, nor knowingly source from suppliers engaged in development of HCS, HCV, or peat.’

    Wilmar International - the world's biggest palm oil company - has committed to...

  • Eskom up to win Worst Corporation of 2013

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - November 26, 2013 at 12:36

    Today the eight finalists for the international Public Eye Awards will be announced, and our national utility Eskom is one of them: shortlisted to win the award for this year’s worst corporation.

    Cast your vote for the worst corporation now: click he... Read more >

  • Eskom is in trouble -- again.

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlangga - November 22, 2013 at 15:07

    As Eskom lifts its emergency notice, one can't help having flash backs to 2008 when rolling blackouts almost crippled the economy.

    This time, the lifting of the notice has happened sooner than expected -- but not before it's become apparent that Esko... Read more >

  • Thank you, Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Masse LÔ - November 20, 2013 at 15:11

    This message comes from Africa, the continent of considerable economic progress and some of the top emerging economies. The continent that is also highly vulnerable to climate change, despite being home to some of the most beautiful ecosystems, and ri... Read more >

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