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  • Chinese firms are importing large quantities of wood which may be illegally cut from African rainforests – according to an ongoing Greenpeace investigation into one of the leading Cameroonian suppliers of logs.

    The investigation comes after various... Read more >

  • Evening on the Esperanza

    Blogpost by Sarah Visser - March 18, 2016 at 14:46

    After driving two hundred kilometers in a car with no air-con and hardly any fresh air, I finally found my way around a rather confusing harbor till I saw that familiar bright green color that we all know brands Greenpeace’s boats. Despite the grasp... Read more >

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Delwyn Pillay

    Blogpost by imaerten - February 16, 2016 at 14:10

    Hi my name is Delwyn Pillay, I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Management, in 2009 at The University of South Africa. I’m a well known full time volunteer activist for Greenpeace Africa, based in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.   Read more >

  • Could 2016 be the year we break free from coal?

    Blogpost by Kelly Mitchell - February 5, 2016 at 11:48

    We've barely entered 2016, but China and the US the world's largest coal producers have already embarked on sweeping changes to cut out coal. Could 2016 be the year we break free from this dirty fossil fuel?

    It's the centuries old "addiction" the w...

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  • New Year's plastic resolution: 5 simple ways to help the ocean

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - January 20, 2016 at 10:22

    The New Year’s storms have brought a lurid, unmissable reminder to UK beaches, with thousands of bright pink detergent bottles being churned up by the sea. As waves of highly-visible plastic trash hit British beaches, it’s a timely reminder of a much ... Read more >

  • Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - January 4, 2016 at 9:00

    Dear Friends, 

    As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the weather colder,... Read more >

  • New 050 forest law: A law to protect or a licence to destroy?

    Blogpost by imaerten - December 14, 2015 at 11:07

    During COP21, the climate top in Paris, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo seem to have sent a troubling double message: We will protect the Congo Basin by passing a law that - ironically, will benefit those who destroy it.

    If we ho...

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  • 10.000 people need your help to march this weekend

    Blogpost by Cedric Gervet - November 27, 2015 at 15:48

     Paris, 27 November, 2015 -Nearly fifteen thousand French people who would have taken to the streets of Paris this weekend have instead registered online to find ‘buddies’ who will  march for them on Sunday’s global climate protests.

    Following the ...

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  • China’s chance to influence the fight against illegal timber trade

    Blogpost by Wenjing Pan - November 24, 2015 at 19:20

    “With great power comes great responsibility” is a saying that has some links to Voltaire but whose origins are more associated with the Spiderman comics. It has continuing relevance today when it comes to protecting the world’s forests.

    China increa... Read more >

  • Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

    Blogpost by Amy Moas and Eric Ini - November 18, 2015 at 9:00

    By Amy Moas and Eric Ini

    When Greenpeace and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive ambitions. Even thou... Read more >

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