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  • Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

    Blogpost by Richard Page - June 27, 2014 at 17:03

    Coral Reef Nauru in the Pacific Ocean. 10/08/2011 © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

    Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards, firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but because the lyrics... Read more >

  • Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

    Blogpost by Glen Tyler - June 12, 2014 at 12:10

    When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, “agriculture”.

    It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product of most African e... Read more >

  • What future for West African fisheries?

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diamé - June 8, 2014 at 14:59

    Every year, World Oceans Day is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our campaign to protect West Africa’s ocean ecosystems.

    This year Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishing associations are marking the day with a public statement to fishi... Read more >

  • 150 Days to Running in the Snow of Antarctica

    Blogpost by David Barnard - June 5, 2014 at 13:12

    Time really flies. It feels like yesterday when the start of the 2014 Last Desert Race in Antarctica was still 200 days away. And now it is just 150 days to go…

    The urgency around my preparations for the race will increase dramatically in coming we... Read more >

  • Herakles Farms: Champions of Illegal Deforestation?

    Blogpost by Brendan Schwartz - May 26, 2014 at 13:50

    The lead up to this years soccer World Cup is already dominating international news.

    Meanwhile, Greenpeace has been closely monitoring another world-wide phenomenon: illegal deforestation. 

    One American private equity firm cum faux sustainable palm ... Read more >

  • ‘Climate Caravan’ lights up Cameroon with new tech + local alliances

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - May 15, 2014 at 14:45

    It’s a question that’s plagued NGOs for decades: How do we tackle some of Africa’s biggest challenges, like energy access, water access, and proper health services?

    While many community projects are planned and started from outside and then fed into ... Read more >

  • Forty hours in jail for Mahan’s forests, its people and their rights

    Blogpost by Akshay Gupta - May 15, 2014 at 12:39

    15 May 2014 Akshay Gupta with other two activists on May 8


    After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlalji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority. We can't be ... Read more >

  • Join us: Reforest Fest!

    Blogpost by Jana Bajic - May 9, 2014 at 14:08

    If you’ve been following our forest campaigns, you’ll know the world’s forests are under a lot of pressure from deforestation and climate change. Although there is some good news coming through, there’s a still a whole lot that needs to get done.

    W... Read more >

  • 20 years later – it’s election time again

    Blogpost by Shanaaz Nel - May 6, 2014 at 14:22

    Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been regaled with the... Read more >

  • Ecology starts with you

    Blogpost by Nokwazi Qumbisa - May 6, 2014 at 13:45

    Because of circumstances like the ever decreasing size of land compounded by a lack of basic services, organizations like the Greenpeace Africa, Earthlife Africa Durban, Citizen Gardens and Green Squad Alliance, have launched a series of workshops t... Read more >

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