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Greenpeace protests against EU subsidised plunder of West African Waters

Feature story | March 2, 2012 at 15:53

Today, activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protested against European overfishing in Mauritanian waters. The activists attached symbolic giant Euro bank notes and a banner saying “Stop EU Subsidised Plunder” on the hull of the...

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 10:00

Johannesburg, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in...

Foreign vessels sucking the life from Africa’s fisheries

Feature story | April 10, 2012 at 10:50

As West African leaders becoming increasingly outspoken about overfishing, we are continuing our protest against European factory trawlers that are emptying seas and putting the future of local coastal communities at risk.

Cut it out: How illegal logging in DRC threatens livelihoods, forests and trade

Feature story | March 4, 2013 at 12:43

Our latest report from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reveals how the country’s logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos”, with the DRC government’s so-called “battle against illegal logging” currently failing the Congolese people and...

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Greenpeace delivers Niger's radioactive waste to the EU

Feature story | October 7, 2010 at 8:34

Today, Greenpeace activists took four radioactive samples to the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels, as a reminder that there is no solution to nuclear waste - and that the gamble with people's lives has got to stop.

How Africa is feeding Europe

Publication | September 30, 2010 at 9:00

Many of Europe's fishing fleets have the capacity to fish two to three times more than the sustainable level. This overcapacity has led to the current dire state of European fisheries. In European waters, the level of overfishing is higher than...

Greenpeace Africa Calls on EU for Greater Equity

Feature story | July 13, 2011 at 12:03

Greenpeace Africa urges European Union governments to consider African fishermen’s interests in the same way as those of European fishermen -- this as the EU is on the verge of adopting new plans to save overexploited fish stocks in its waters,...

Greenpeace Calls for fair Africa/EU fishing agreements critical

Feature story | May 13, 2011 at 13:48

As fisheries ministers from around the globe meet in Brussels to discuss the future of fishing agreements between EU and foreign countries, Greenpeace Africa calls for a fairer and sustainable fishing partnership that protects the livelihoods of...

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