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Monica Davies

Monica is Davies is an environmental activist and rock 'n roll devotee. She has worked on the Greenpeace Africa digital communications team since September 2011.

  • The Greenpeace (Sun)iversity moves through Durban

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 14, 2011 at 12:40

    Following the success of Greenpeace’s youth outreach solar power training camp that took place at the end of last month, the team of volunteers and Greenpeace activists from the camp have taken their Solar Caravan, featuring ne... Read more >

  • Sauver les forêts congolaises : Greenpeace donne la parole à la jeunesse

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - October 6, 2011 at 14:06

    Des grumes d’afrormosia (ou assaméla), un bois tropical de très grande valeur, entassés sur la concession SAFBOIS. EN RDC, près de 40 millions de personnes sont tributaires des forêts qui sont source de médicaments, aliments et de logement. © Greenpeace / Jiro Ose / 2007

    Dans le Bassin du Congo, où les entreprises d’exploitation forestière font planer une menace constante sur les forêts, Greenpeace Afrique lance une initiative pour sensibiliser et mobiliser les jeunes congolais à la protection de leur précieu... Read more >

  • Save the Congolose Forests: Putting the Power in the Hands of the Youth

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 29, 2011 at 15:00 1 comment

    Deforestation in Congo

    Afrormosia, a highly valued tropical hardwood, is logged by SAFBOIS concession. Afrormosia is a protected tree species whose international trade is strictly regulated (listed under CITES Appendix II). Industrial logging is done by SAFBOIS in the rainforest surrounded by small communities including Yafunga. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter. © Greenpeace / Jiro Ose / 2007

    With Congolose forests under constant threat from logging companies, Greenpeace Africa is launching an initiative to educate and mobilize the Congolese youth to preserve their precious trees.

    With this, we want to draw awarene... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Puts the POW in Solar Power With Youth Training Camp

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 28, 2011 at 12:46

    Solar Installation in South Africa

    Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane high school install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall. These panels will supply a public viewing area in the hall where 600 people of the rural village of Jericho can watch the World Cup games. © Greenpeace / Nicolas Fojtu

    Saying ‘we need to use renewable energy more’ is easy, but have you ever seen it in action? Watching a consumer object go from zero to fully powered simply because it’s been put in reach of the sun’s rays can fill most people w... Read more >

  • West African Fisheries Decline Steeply as Government Fails to Act

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 22, 2011 at 16:38

    Yellowfin Tuna in Dakar

    Yellowfin tuna from the Spanish purse seiner 'Iribar Zulaika' is offloaded in the industrial fishing port of Dakar. © Christian Åslund / Greenpeace

    The traditional Senegalese delicacy leads the way in the decline of West African fish population while local government gives fisheries no respite.

    The Senegalese Maritime Economy Ministry has failed to save its country’s dimi... Read more >

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