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Dianne Mc Alpine

Dianne has been working for Greenpeace Africa since 2009, fulfilling her passion for  the environment. She is currently the Consumer Campaigner. In her spare time she is a keen animal activist, dreams of discovering Machu Pichu, and owning her own farm as an animal rehabilitation center in the future.

  • Oceans do not separate us, they connect us together.

    They are beautiful, ruthless, and expansive; they have abundant life within them that we respect and revere but, sadly, they are also being overexploited by industrial fishing fleets, devastated ... Read more >

  • 13 May 2013 Flotilla Accompanies Esperanza in Mauritius

    The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is accompanied by a flotilla of artisan fishermen in their boats as she heads to Grand Baie in Mauritius. Greenpeace will deliver a message to the IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission) delegates highlighting the concerns of unsustainable fishing practices in the Indian Ocean. © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

     

    Forest destruction is visible; you can see the trees disappearing, the animals torn from their homes. But ocean destruction is hidden; our planet, which is predominantly blue, is under threat by industrialised fishing fleets, weak legislatio... Read more >

  • The loophole in our tuna labels

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - April 29, 2013 at 11:08

    29 April 2013 Esperanza On Patrol In The Indian Ocean

    Tuna trans shipment on the high seas in the Indian Ocean between the Jetmark 101, a Manila-registered long-liner and the Tuna Queen, registered in Panama. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is on patrol in the Indian Ocean documenting fishing activities. © Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

     

    Today I discovered I am not the only South African in the Indian Ocean.  

    On the fringes of the Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is an area where fishing vessels offload their catch to another, often bigger, ship.  And it is here, in... Read more >

  • Go far, go together

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - April 22, 2013 at 10:21

    There is an African saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

    The past week I have spent on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean documenting illegal fishing has taught me this. Working in a team, especially on... Read more >

  • Hope on the high seas

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - April 19, 2013 at 14:30

    The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is uplifting or indicati... Read more >

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