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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 >

  • Message from a Senegalese fisherman to the Arctic 30

    Blogpost by Moustapha Sarr, Senegalese Fisherman - November 16, 2013 at 20:03

    Dear Greenpeace,

    My name is Moustapha Sarr and I'm a Senegalese artisanal fisherman. Ibra, my son, and I are writing to you just as we finish landing our catch of the day to show you our support in these hard times.

    My name probably doesn’t ring a b... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Drums for Justice

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - November 15, 2013 at 16:28

    The Arctic 30 have now spent almost 60 days in detention in icy Russia, for staging a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Our colleagues and friends were arrested under charges of piracy and recently, the Russian courts added a furthe... Read more >

  • Incredible new footage of the moment special forces boarded the Arctic Sunrise

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - November 8, 2013 at 16:18


    We've just received incredible new footage that shows the moment Russian special forces abseiled onto the heli deck of the Arctic Sunrise and detained the crew at gun point.

    Email the Russian Embassy to demand the release of the Arctic 3... Read more >

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