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  • Authors around the world stand up for free speech and forests

    Blogpost by Kat Clark - May 31, 2017 at 12:32

    Authors, journalists, poets and playwrights know that every time the right words are put to paper, or typed to a screen, our planet gets a little better. Because, without the right to express ourselves freely, we cannot make that positive change.

    Mor... Read more >

  • 16 (Adorable) Reasons to Protect Canada’s Boreal Forest

    Blogpost by Ryan Schleeter - May 19, 2017 at 11:22

    Canada's boreal forest is home to stunning landscapes and a spectacular array of wildlife. But corporate logging giant Resolute Forest Products wants to intimidate and silence people like you fighting to protect forests.

    Rather than responding to our... Read more >

  • 6 ways corporate lawsuits kill free speech (and how to fight back!)

    Blogpost by Molly Dorozenski - May 16, 2017 at 11:12

    Free speech is a right. So how can a corporation possibly stop you from speaking out? Using a legal tactic called a SLAPP, corporations like the massive Canadian logging company, Resolute Forest Products, are attempting to crack down on free speech by...

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  • The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

    Blogpost by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu - May 15, 2017 at 12:23

    As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape below my window; I... Read more >

  • A Wealth of Life - the beauty of West Africa

    Blogpost by Pavel Klinckhamers - April 27, 2017 at 14:05

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    Sailing across  the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I was just as th...

  • "I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes"

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame, oceans campaigner - April 21, 2017 at 16:13

    Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone

     It was just before lunchtime on the Esperanza when a dot appeared unexpectedly on our radar. The onboard team had been discussing the four kilograms of shark fins we had found on the Italian f... Read more >

  • "Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

    Blogpost by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack - April 7, 2017 at 15:05

    Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark side. If poverty and quality of life are measured by access to cl... Read more >

  • My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

    Blogpost by Bolei Liu - March 30, 2017 at 12:34

    I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “Hope in West Africa” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research works in Mauritanian waters, we were looking...

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  • A day at sea: Wildlife encounters

    Blogpost by Maryline Mangenot - March 9, 2017 at 15:13

    On March 1st 2017, the Esperanza ship sailed to the Praia harbour in Cape Verde to begin its journey in West African waters. One goal: show local governments that there is a serious need for strong regional fisheries management.

    While transiting to... Read more >

  • Our oceans, our responsibility

    Blogpost by Mike Fincken - February 24, 2017 at 17:46

    For some people the oceans may seem vast - to me they are my garden and my home. For the last three decades I have spent most of my life as a sailor and a captain. So you can imagine I feel a special tie to our blue planet. The many years at sea also ... Read more >

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