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EU's new timber laws face early test

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | 11 April, 2013

Last month Greenpeace Africa released a report on how the illegal logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a state of organised chaos, with numerous companies flouting regulations and threatening the country’s...

Carrying the warmth of Africa

Blog entry by Monica Davies, Greenpeace Africa | 9 April, 2013

Africa and the Arctic. It seems like all those two places have in common is the same first letter. One is known for its abundant wildlife, almost year-round sunshine, and as the home of over 1 billion people. And the other, at...

The lengths illegal wood will travel

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | 2 July, 2013 1 comment

Look around and check if you see any wood surfacing. It might be a cupboard in your kitchen, your chair, or the desk you are reading this on. Then chances are you see tropical veneer. There is also a chance that the wood for that...

Unfriend Coal Around the World, Creatively

Blog entry by Jodie Van Horn | 29 April, 2011 4 comments

The Facebook: Unfriend Coal campaign, much like the company at the center of it, has quickly spread across the globe. Perhaps this is because so many young people, early adopters of the platform and avid social networkers, also care...

Herakles' Cameroon palm oil project halted

Blog entry by Laila Williams | 22 May, 2013 15 comments

Bruce Wrobel, the chief executive of Herakles Farms, claims his company’s efforts to flatten a chunk of Cameroon’s dense rainforest to develop a palm oil plantation are borne of a desire to address a "dire humanitarian need". Yet...

Danzer feels the bite as the FSC show its teeth

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | 21 May, 2013 1 comment

To the layperson the world of forest certification is often a technical one that does not seem to operate at what could be called a breakneck pace. However, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has this week reached a landmark decision...

Fighting for the (human) rights of DRC's forests communities

Blog entry by Karine Jacquemart, Congo Forests | 25 April, 2013 2 comments

A key plank of Greenpeace's work on protecting forests around the world is an obvious yet important message of putting "people and forests first". Yet it is a message that needs repeating, often to the many companies that use...

Fishing for answers from Dongwon

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 13 March, 2013

We know that the industrial fishing industry can often skirt the law in search of profits. In my decade of campaigning to rescue our oceans, I have seen dozens of ships fishing illegally, seen fish hidden in the inner bowels of fishing...

Senegal cancels fishing licenses for 29 foreign trawlers

Blog entry by Greenpeace Africa | 4 May, 2012 6 comments

Our congratulations to the Fisheries Minister An open letter of congratulations to the Senegalese Minister of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, from Greenpeace Africa. Dear Minister Diouf, It is with joy that we learned...

Sustainable intensification in Africa feeds greedy agribusiness, not people

Blog entry by Dr Julian Oram | 4 May, 2012 1 comment

There is an old ironic saying that goes ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’. There is a broader social truth to it: that people, if well fed and nourished, tend to be more content with life. But for big agribusiness ,...

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