A look back at 2013
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  • "The Doudou Ndiaye Rose Productions perform at the launch of Greenpeace Africa's "Save the Thiof" campaign in Dakar. Over exploited, thiof numbers have badly depleted in recent years and the environmental organisation is calling upon the Senegalese authorities to establish concrete conservation measures to protect the thiof.
  • "Greenpeace activists stage a silent protest on Johannesburg’s Empire Road. The activists, dressed in black and wearing protective masks with stickers, hold placards reading ‘Stop Nuclear expansion in SA' to oppose the ongoing secrecy within South Africa’s nuclear build programme and to urge the South African government to pass legislation that holds nuclear industry liable for any nuclear disaster.
  • "91 Greenpeace volunteers gather at the Melville Koppies in Johannesburg, to form an 'I Love Arctic' human banner. More than 17,000 volunteers from around the world have come together in over 200 cities to form human banners which spell out ‘I Love Arctic'. The activists are demanding that political leaders protect the pristine Arctic environment.
  • "Local Malagasi port workers carry damaged tuna, including skipjack from a French purse seiner vessel in the port of Antsiranana, Madagascar.
  • "Greenpeace activists protest in Port Louis, Mauritius, painting "illegal" in Korean and English on the hull of the FV Premier, owned by South Korea's largest tuna company, Dongwon Industries. The South Korean vessel is accused of illegal fishing in African waters. Greenpeace is currently on patrol documenting fishing activities in the Indian Ocean.
  • "Greenpeace Africa activists, together with Joal villagers and local fishermen, celebrate World Oceans Day by creating a banner of paper fish on a 40 meter long net. They express their commitment to sustainable fishing after the departure of foreign pelagic trawlers. This day is also a call to all the people and fisheries stakeholders in the region, up to the governmental level, to work towards a better management of marine resources.
  • "Greenpeace Africa activists, together with Joal villagers and local fishermen, celebrate World Oceans Day by creating a banner with hand-held paper fish, reading: 'Yes To Responsible Fishing'. They express their commitment to sustainable fishing after the departure of foreign pelagic trawlers. This day is also a call to all the people and fisheries stakeholders in the region, up to the governmental level, to work towards a better management of marine resources.
  • "Oil palm trees ready for harvest at the "Palmeraie", a palm oil farm managed by the brother of Bella village's chief. The farm covers more than 12 hectares of land and employs many village residents.
  • "Stockpile of timber in the Herakles Farms Talangaye palm oil concession near Nguti.
  • "Small-scale farmer Mrs Gladys Wandia inspects her crops at her farm in Thika. Community-based organisation G-BIACK trains and promotes Grow Bio-intensive Agriculture and other development technologies among small-scale farm holders in Kenya.
  • "Babensi 2 villagers hold a meeting and sign a letter after visiting a Herakles Farms oil palm plantation. This village borders Talangaye and is located at the heart of an area Herakles Farms are trying to convert into oil palm plantation. Despite their opposition to the project, the villagers have discovered that Herakles Farms have ignored their wishes and bulldozed tracts of forests belonging to the village.
  • "A resident of Lipenja 1 village speaks during a meeting held by Greenpeace and local NGO Sefe, to provide information on the implications of US company Herakles Farms’ plans to develop a large oil palm plantation in a largely forested area. The meetings have shown that a majority of village residents, while not opposed to the project, knew little of the devastating impact the project could have on their land, livelihood and local environment.
  • "Greenpeace activists take part in an 'Ice Ride' in Johannesburg. This is part of a global bike ride to challenge big oil companies and raise awareness to the impending threats that face the Arctic and to celebrate the beauty of it.
  • "The 'Ice Ride' event in Durban is part of a Global Day of Action in a collective protest against Arctic oil drilling and aims to draw the world’s attention to the threats facing the Arctic.
  • "Greenpeace activists protest outside the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria, South Africa, holding banners reading "Quit Coal." A letter was handed to Mr. Moods Ebrahim (to be given to the Minister of Trade and Industry) urging the department to invest in clean, renewable energy instead of dirty coal.
  • "Greenpeace activists protest outside the Department of Trade and Industry in Pretoria, South Africa, holding banners reading "Quit Coal." A letter was handed to Mr. Moods Ebrahim (to be given to the Minister of Trade and Industry) urging the department to invest in clean, renewable energy instead of dirty coal.
  • "Greenpeace staff and supporters gather at at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg, a former Apartheid detention centre. This protest is part of an emergency Global Day of Solidarity for the 'Arctic 30.’ Tens of thousands of people participate in activities held in over 160 locations in 46 countries throughout the world.
  • "Greenpeace supporters gather by statues of FW de Klerk and the Nelson Mandela at Nobel Square, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. This protest is part of an emergency Global Day of Solidarity for the 'Arctic 30.’ Tens of thousands of people participate in activities held in over 160 locations in 46 countries throughout the world.
  • "Artisanal fishermen unfurl a banner reading: 'Free The Climate Defenders' in support of the Arctic 30. The Arctic Sunrise visited Senegal in 2012 on a mission to preserve West African fishing grounds. This protest is part of an emergency Global Day of Solidarity for the 'Arctic 30.’
  • "Hundreds of protesters sign a petition in support of the Arctic 30 and added their painted hand print onto a banner, as a symbol of solidarity for the detainees. As the Arctic 30 face their 30th day of imprisonment by Russian authorities, nearly 10,000 people are taking to the streets at 85 events in 36 cities to call for their immediate release.
  • "Senegalese fishermen and Greenpeace Africa activists show their support for the Arctic 30 by attaching paper doves to a fishing net in Thiaroye. At events across the world, thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.
  • "Greenpeace Africa activists and Senegalese fishermen show their support for the Arctic 30 in Mosquée de la Divinité, Ouakam, Dakar. At events across the world, thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.
  • "Greenpeace volunteers 'Drum for Peace' in Johannesburg, show their support to the Arctic 30. At events across the world, thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling.
  • "Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo joins Greenpeace Africa volunteers 'Drum for Peace' in Johannesburg, to show their support to the Arctic 30. At events in 265 cities in 43 countries thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling on September 18.
  • "Greenpeace volunteers 'Drum for Peace' in Johannesburg, show their support to the Arctic 30. At events in 265 cities in 43 countries thousands of people take part in a day of solidarity to mark two months since the Arctic 30 were detained following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling on September 18.
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