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Over 20 000 Congolese call for their rainforest to be saved

Press release | June 5, 2012 at 10:29

Kinshasa, June 05 2012 --Greenpeace Africa, in collaboration with Réseau Ressources Naturelles and members of forest communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is calling on the government to maintain and enforce the moratorium on the...

Greenpeace: DRC’s moratorium on industrial logging being bypassed

Press release | May 15, 2012 at 9:33

Kinshasa, May 15, 2012: Greenpeace has today urged the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to cancel the artisanal permits that are being used for industrial logging operations, an illegal practice that clearly circumvents the...

SA’s Sandton customers join Greenpeace to call for clean-energy iCloud at Apple stores

Press release | May 5, 2012 at 8:22

Johannesburg, 5 May 2012–Greenpeace activists visited the Sandton iStore today to urge Apple to start putting pressure on utilities like ESKOM for access to renewable energy, instead of powering their cloud with coal. The South Africans joined...

Greenpeace welcomes cancellation of fishing authorizations

Press release | May 3, 2012 at 15:00

Dakar, Senegal, May 3, 2012 - Greenpeace welcomes the decision of the Senegalese government to cancel licenses of pelagic fishing vessels issued to 29 foreign trawlers from Russia, Comoros, Lithuania, Saint Vincent Grenadine and Belize.

Greenpeace challenges Eskom to cancel Kusile to save South Africa’s water

Press release | April 25, 2012 at 11:00

Johannesburg, 25 April 2012 - In an open-letter to Eskom accompanied by an unconventional spoof announcement in the SA daily newspaper Business Day today (pg 6,7), Greenpeace Africa challenged Eskom to cancel Kusile in order to avoid the twin...

Exporting Europe’s overcapacity is a dead end

Press release | April 10, 2012 at 10:43

Nouadhibou, 9 April 2012 – The Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise continues its protest against European factory trawlers that are overfishing West African waters and putting at risk the future of local coastal communities. Today’s protest is...

Greenpeace Statement on the Election of Senegal's Next President

Press release | March 27, 2012 at 19:10

Greenpeace takes this opportunity to congratulate President-elect Macky Sall following his successful bid to become the fourth president of the Republic of Senegal.

Scandal over coastal pelagic fishing licenses

Press release | March 27, 2012 at 11:51

Dakar, March 22, 2012 – Greenpeace today reminded the Senegalese Maritime Economy minister to ensure that fishing license laws are strictly enforced. This follows reports of impunity and the granting of illegal fishing to foreign pelagic...

New Greenpeace Research: Washing Big Name Brands Makes Consumers Polluters

Press release | March 20, 2012 at 13:31

Amsterdam, 20th March 2012 – Greenpeace today released evidence (1) that hazardous chemical residues in clothing items sold by major brands (2) are released into public waterways when they are washed by consumers. Once entering our rivers, lakes...

Greenpeace stops super trawler emptying African waters as EU ministers prepare to...

Press release | March 15, 2012 at 11:44

Nouadhibou - Brussels, 15 March 2012 – Greenpeace today took action at sea in West Africa, as European ministers prepare to meet Monday and Tuesday next week to discuss the reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) (1) and its impact on...

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