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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.

  • We Want a Brighter, Nuclear-Free Future in South Africa

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 22, 2011 at 11:49

    Pressure on SA Government to Stop Nuclear

    Greenpeace activists wearing t- shirts reading 'No nuclear – phansi nuclear phansi!' protest in front of the Department of Energy, Pretoria, South Africa, as a reminder to the government that it needs to adopt renewable energy instead of choosing nuclear energy as an energy option. © Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace

    One might wonder what 25 adults are doing, shoulder to shoulder, outside the front gate of a government department at 7:30 on a morning that reveals summer to still be a good few weeks away. I don’t wonder - I’ve been learning... Read more >

  • Save The Tiger's Home: a call for governments to implement zero deforestation policies

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 19, 2011 at 16:48

    Cleared Forest In Sumatra

    Forest clearance of tiger habitat at Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) related logging area. Within the concession, 13 km away, a Sumatran tiger died early in July 2011 after it became caught in an animal trap. The Sumatran tiger’s rainforest habitat is being destroyed, forcing it into closer contact with humans and into areas where traps are laid for wild boar. More than one million hectares of rainforests are estimated to be cleared every year.

    In July, we reported the sad story of an endangered Sumatran tiger dying in a trap in an Asian Pulp & Paper (APP) plantation after being snared for six days in total without food or water.

    The shocking images brought home the... Read more >

  • Gasoline Pipeline Explosion in Nairobi Leaves at Least 75 Dead

    Blogpost by Monica Davies - September 13, 2011 at 12:06

    Kenyan Energy Minister claims the accident is one of the worst accidents ever in Kenya’s energy sector.

    On Monday, a leaking gasoline pipeline in an industrial area of Kenya's capital exploded, turning part of a slum into an inferno in which at least... Read more >

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