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  • Cameroon timber trade: High risk, low reward

    Blogpost by Hilde Stroot - January 23, 2015 at 12:03

    Stockpile of timber in the Herakles Farms Talangaye palm oil concession near Nguti. 07/21/2013 © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

    The fight against illegal logging in Cameroon has been a long one – several decades long in fact. Therefore the conclusion from the influential think tank Chatham House that this process has all but stalled must have been hard to swallow for everyon... Read more >

  • From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

    Blogpost by Iza Kruszewska - January 22, 2015 at 11:42

    Organic Farming in Negros. © Andri Tambunan / Greenpeace

    2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing climate and t... Read more >

  • People power, the only way to better manage Cameroon’s forests

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - January 22, 2015 at 10:41

    Forests are one of the most critical resources in Cameroon. But sadly they are also one of the most mismanaged. They contribute to food security and, as in many developing countries, they are the primary source of energy, protein, oils, medicines and ... Read more >

  • Tropical deforestation is bad news – the science keeps telling us

    Blogpost by Dr Janet Cotter - January 19, 2015 at 14:08

    Burned area within the Indigenous Land of Cachoeira Seca.

    Deforestation is very bad news for the environment and for the climate. It is bad news for biodiversity and releases greenhouses gases into the atmosphere – we know that.

    But the science is increasingly certain that deforestation is bad for agricu... Read more >

  • Transnet's oil spill enshroud in secrecy

    Blogpost by Delwyn Pillay - January 14, 2015 at 10:34

    Disaster hit an upmarket housing complex on Durban's outskirts, December 23rd 2014, when more than 200 000 litres of diesel poured out of an underground pipeline. The pipeline operated by Transnet, pumps fuel inland from the Durban harbour up to Johan... Read more >

  • No journey too far to protect Congo's forests

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula - December 11, 2014 at 8:55

    The Democratic Republic of Congo is roughly the same size as Western Europe. However its infrastructure is a far different proposition, and as a result it is rare – verging on impossible – that people from different parts of the country are able to me... Read more >

  • Sailing to Ushuaia and Antarctica Reflections

    Blogpost by David Barnard - November 21, 2014 at 9:56
    11-Nov-2014 02:10:44 AM [(GMT+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi]

    Greetings from the Plancius (for the final time!)

    It is Tuesday morning (11h00 local time) and our last day on the ship. We are fast approaching the islands at the southern ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Africa’s new adventure

    Blogpost by Reatlegile Lekalakala - November 21, 2014 at 9:20

    Having a world where people are aware and responsible for their actions is most important not only for us but for the environment as well. Environmental degradation is sometimes associated with lack of knowledge.

    On the 31st of October Greenpeace Afr... Read more >

  • “Monster Boats” Are No Storybook Villains

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - November 20, 2014 at 9:44

    "Overfishing Affects Me Too!"

    Small-scale fishermen and women in Dakar, Senegal, send a clear message to their government about the impact that "Monster Boats" are having on the size of their catches and their livelihoods. 20/11/2014 © Greenpeace

     

    Overfishing is no fairy tale; it’s a sad, harsh reality of life in the ocean today. Already, 90% of fish stocks are either fully or overexploited and that wave of lifeless oceans is already spreading to West African waters.

    Once freely avai...

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  • Plastic has no business here

    Blogpost by Nafeesa Amod - November 12, 2014 at 11:47

    During Marine Month this past October, NGO volunteers, scholars from Westville Girls High School and Westville Boys High School, and concerned local citizens, partook in a successful ''Rethink the Bag Campaign'' - aka Boot the (plastic) Bag Westville.... Read more >

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