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Mike Baillie

Mike is a passionate environmental activist currently living in Johannesburg. He loves riding his bike, is a climber for Greenpeace, and the head of the digital communications. 
  • 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 >

  • 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 >

  • Looking Beyond the Dolphins

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 22, 2012 at 18:00

    Mike BaillieI was walking along the side of the ship, looking out across the sea onto the shore. There was quite a strong wind blowing, enough to fill three of our sails, but the waves hadn’t picked up yet. I leaned over the side and said how much I wished a pod ... Read more >

  • Taking Stock Aboard the Rainbow Warrior

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - August 20, 2012 at 13:58

    Mike BaillieToday I’m onboard the Rainbow Warrior, sailing around the coast of South Africa, and it’s given me a really great opportunity to reflect on how I got here and where it’s taking me in life. 

    I was born in a small town east of Johannesburg, perhaps bes... Read more >

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