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  • Something to be Saved

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - October 2, 2012 at 13:35

    We’re about 200km off the coast of South Africa, sailing in the high seas of the Indian Ocean. During the night we caught up to a Spanish longliner, one of the many foreign vessels fishing in the region, others coming from places like Taiwan, Japan, a... Read more >

  • This is what APP’s new sustainability commitments look like

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - September 28, 2012 at 11:59

    Asia Pulp and Paper has spent the last few weeks telling customers around the world that the company’s latest sustainability pledges mean that this time, the changes the company has announced are genuine. To the untrained eye new pledges to stop fo... Read more >

  • How one company is getting away with a human and environmental tragedy

    Blogpost by Marietta Harjono - September 25, 2012 at 16:01

    Six years ago a multinational company bought large amounts of unrefined gasoline in the US and refined it through an industrial process called caustic washing onboard a ship, the Probo Koala, in the Mediterranean Sea.

    During one night in August 2006,... Read more >

  • Our environment, our heritage

    Blogpost by Hellen Dena - September 24, 2012 at 11:55

    Happy Heritage Day, South Africa!

    Heritage is defined as something we inherit or rather, something that’s passed down from generation to generation. For some people, Heritage Day means a time to respect their traditions, while for others it’s a tim... Read more >

  • Shark Finning isn’t News

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 21, 2012 at 18:14 1 comment

    I saw six sharks being cut up for their fins yesterday. And as monstrous as it was, it won’t make headlines, it isn’t News: currently the fins of between 26 million and 73 million sharks are sold a year, that’s up to 8,000 sharks killed an hour. And t... Read more >

  • Inspecting Foreign Vessels in Mozambique Waters

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 20, 2012 at 14:51

    The crew had been aboard the Japanese longliner for seven months. Mostly from Indonesia, the men didn’t speak much English, but a few did recognize the name ‘Greenpeace’. It was clear the ship had seen its fair share of fishing, but was still relative... Read more >

  • Protecting Noa’s Ark

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 20, 2012 at 10:44

    Noa is a fisheries inspector from Mozambique, an easy-going man with soft features who really lights up if you talk to him about his work. He like’s to wear stripes. Mozambique’s ocean fisheries cover an area of almost 600,000 km2 and Noa is part of t... Read more >

  • Be Part of Greenpeace Africa’s New Forest Project

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 19, 2012 at 17:03

    Last year, we asked the youth of the DRC what they thought the future of the Congo forests was, and they answered louder than we ever expected – we received 2600 poems that were real cries from the heart of youths who see the future of the forest and,... Read more >

  • Climate Adaptors: How African Farmers Face up to Climate Impacts

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - September 18, 2012 at 15:46

    When I think about climate change in Africa, the word that comes to mind is ‘injustice’ – the reality that those least responsible for climate change, are the one’s most exposed to its impacts.

    Simultaneously, they’re the communities least capable of... Read more >

  • National Recycling Day: celebrate green living every day

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - September 14, 2012 at 12:01

    In our new Consumer Guide, we discuss the importance of recycling in our country and, indeed, the world. Today is National Recycling Day in South Africa and I hope everyone will take the time to look at the waste we create in our day-to-day activities... Read more >

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