Lifting DRC’s moratorium on new logging concessions would be a human rights and climate disaster, warn Greenpeace Africa, Rainforest Foundation UK and Rainforest Foundation Norway

July 2021

13 July 2021, Kinshasa – Greenpeace Africa, the Rainforest Foundation UK and the Rainforest Foundation Norway are alarmed over a plan announced by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Environment…

Harmful Chemicals Undermine the Right to Safe Food

June 2021

On Monday the 7th of June 2021, the world commemorated World Food Safety Day, a day keen on bringing attention and inspiring action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne…

Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

April 2021

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline

A good day for people and for the ocean:” Greenpeace lauds Gambia’s government for stopping the expansion of major fishmeal and fish oil plant

April 2021

Greenpeace Africa welcomes the Gambian government's decision, which comes only days after Greenpeace Africa and Gambian environmental activists have condemned the expansion of the Golden Lead factory. Such plants are…

NEMA Needs To Act Urgently To Save Kenya’s Lakes: Greenpeace Africa

March 2021

Nairobi, 22 March 2021 – Following the recent calamity of poisoned fish in Lake Nakuru and Lake Victoria, Greenpeace Africa  is calling on NEMA to commit to stopping pollution in…

World’s first underwater climate strike calls for ocean protection

March 2021

Seychelles, 19 March 2021 – Young Mauritian scientist and climate advocate, Shaama Sandooyea, has held the world’s first ever underwater climate strike at the heart of the Indian Ocean. The…

President Joe Biden’s climate ambitions must include land-rights for forest communities

March 2021

The article was originally published in Climate Home News on March 16, 2021 

Greenpeace Africa response to Mauritius oil spill

August 2020

Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 August, 2020. Greenpeace Africa responds to reports about the MV Wakashio bulk carrier leaking tonnes of diesel and bunker fuel into the Indian Ocean.

Plastic pollution is making our seals suffer!

July 2020

Marine plastic debris is one of the most pressing environmental concerns facing the world today. From microplastic ingestion to bioaccumulation of toxins and endocrine system disruption in humans – these…

Greenpeace Africa: “Cameroon’s government just decided to massacre Ebo forest”

July 2020

Yaoundé, 23 July 2020 – Greenpeace Africa and local communities denounce a decision by the Government of Cameroon to open up 68,385 hectares of pristine rainforest to logging. The fate…

Greenpeace Africa comments on loggers demands excluded from finance law revision

June 2020

Yaoundé, 11 June 2020 – A request for massive tax reduction made two weeks ago by the loggers’ association GFBC was not included in the revision of the finance law…

Protect Kenya’s Forests for a Healthy Ecosystem: Greenpeace

May 2020

Nairobi, 27 May 2020 – Responding to the news that the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has pledged to plant 1.8 billion trees by 2022 as efforts to reverse biodiversity…

140+ Africans on Zoom action to #SaveCongoRainforest on Biodiversity Day

May 2020

May 22, Johannesburg – More than 140 activists from across Africa gathered today in a Zoom action on the International Day of Biodiversity. Youth activists in Africa and around the…

Worried about biodiversity? End Industrial Activity in the Rainforest

May 2020

As we write this article, the world is still dealing with the COVID19 pandemic. Since the crisis began, it had repeatedly been shown that a healthy and undisturbed nature, especially…

Global crisis now! What nature is reminding us

May 2020

Hello Readers! My name is Enjer Ashraf, founder My Tree Initiative Uganda living in Kampala, Uganda. l love so much working with children. My team and I work with primary…

Ebo forest is a blessing to more than 40 communities, numerous threatened species and the planet

April 2020

Ebo forest in Cameroon is one of the intact forest ecosystems in the Gulf of Guinea, stretching over 2000km. It is a massive biodiversity hotspot, which is why in 2006…

Greenpeace exposes destructive fishing vessels in the South Atlantic

November 2019

Montevideo, Uruguay, 31 October 2019 — Greenpeace Andino activists protested today against the lack of regulation for the fishing industry in the South Atlantic by displaying a 25 meter-long banner…

There are enormous mountains under the sea. Here are five things you need to know.

October 2019

1/ Seamounts were once volcanoes Seamounts are large submarine volcanic mountains, formed through volcanic activity and submerged under the ocean. Though they were once seen as nothing more than a…

It could be our last chance to protect the Amazon Reef region

September 2019

The Amazon Reef region is a vital, diverse and beautiful area between Brazil and French Guiana. A place where the impossible becomes a reality: a reef that grows at up…

IPCC report reveals tough land-use choices needed to stem climate crisis

August 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 August 2019 – Protecting and restoring forests and urgently revamping the global food system through dietary change are the key solutions to the escalating land and…

Scientists sound alarm about “destructive” deep sea mining as Greenpeace demands government action

July 2019

Kingston, Jamaica, 23 July 2019 – Marine scientists from around the world have issued a stark warning about the emerging industry of deep sea mining, stating that its development “puts…

Deep sea mining is not the future

July 2019

If you were planning to send monster machines down to a deep ocean habitat that’s full of creatures found nowhere else on Earth, you’d need a pretty good story to…

State House Should Embrace Clean Energy Alternatives

July 2019

Nairobi, 11 July 2019 –Responding to the news that State House has advertised a tender for the supply of charcoal, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner, Claire Nasike has said:   “With a…

Illegal logging concessions should be urgently cancelled - Greenpeace Africa

July 2019

Kinshasa, 05 July 2019 – Civil society organisations who are signatories of the CSO declaration on the allocation of new forest concessions by the State have made recommendations [1] to…

New Greenpeace report warns of ‘irreversible harm’ from deep sea mining

July 2019

The world’s oceans could face severe and irreversible harm unless tighter environmental safeguards are put in place to protect them from the risks of deep sea mining, warns a new…

The world’s largest complex of tropical peatlands under threat due to industrial activities

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 28, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa calls on the governments of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo to ban all industrial activity in the world’s…

Greenpeace expedition to the Congo Basin forest: “Industrial activity in the peatlands can detonate a 30,6 billion tonnes carbon bomb”

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 26, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa and scientists from the Universities of Leeds (UK) and Kisangani (DRC) have concluded an expedition to the peatlands of the Congo Basin forest…

Greenpeace: moratorium can help stop senseless whale deaths

June 2019

28 June 2019, Johannesburg: Responding to news that a second humpback whale has died off the coast of False Bay from being entangled in octopus fishery nets, Melita Steele, Senior…

50 million hectares destroyed as companies disregard zero deforestation pledge

June 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 June 2019 – At least 50 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Spain – is set to be destroyed for commodities during the…

A Beacon of hope from the indigenous people of DR Congo & Cameroon

May 2019

I could hear the early morning birds churning melodies from giant trees as we made our way, single-file, down the muddy footpath deep into the equatorial rainforest of Lokolama in…

Department of Environmental Affairs boldly dips a toe into environmental protection

May 2019

Johannesburg, 24 May 2019 — The Department of Environmental Affairs has announced that twenty protected marine areas have been established in South Africa. They have also announced that the unlawfully…

You only have one shot, so make it count!

May 2019

Do you love taking photos with your mobile phone? Than our The Art of Mobile Phone Photography guide, is just the thing for you. Download it for free and become…

World's most northern ice concert performed in support of Ocean Sanctuaries

May 2019

Tempelfjorden, Norway, 15 May 2019 – Greenpeace has partnered with a group of musicians to record an ice concert in the far north of the Arctic. They played a piece…

Letter to Halcyon Agri

May 2019

In this letter dated 13 May 2019 Greenpeace Africa expresses its concern with the composition of Halycon Agri’s Sustainability Council in Cameroon. Click here to read the letter.

Biodiversity loss: urgent need for forest, ocean protection and dietary change

May 2019

Paris, 6 May 2019 – The UN’s biodiversity report warning of mass species loss due to human impacts must spark urgent action to protect the world’s forests and oceans and…

Indigenous culture key to protecting forests

April 2019

Last month, while on my way to Mintom – South Region of Cameroon, for the annual Baka festival celebrations, we had a car breakdown due to the poor state of…

Indigenous People Demand Consultation in Forest Management

April 2019

Mintom, 31st March 2019 – Stakeholders in the forestry sector have committed to consult the Baka people on all development projects that may impact their lives. This commitment was made…

Greenpeace Africa applauds the Norway Government Pension Fund’s divestment from Halycon Agri

March 2019

In response to news that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund — the world’s largest — divested last year from Singapore-based rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited (Halcyon Agri) because of financial…

Greenpeace: Embrace Organic Techniques to Control The Fall Armyworm

January 2019

Nairobi, 25 January  2019 – The Ministry of Agriculture has warned of a recurrence of the fall armyworm in the North Rift Region of Kenya. Responding to this news, Greenpeace…

Greenpeace Africa & Cameroonian Artists Launch Campaign Against Land Grabbing

December 2018

Douala, 11 December 2018-  Greenpeace Africa in partnership with Nsang Dilong, Freddy Kristel and Alene Menget today launched a campaign against land grabbing using videos and online petition in Cameroon.…

Environmental Stakeholders Interrogate Sudcam

December 2018

Yaoundé, 22nd November 2018- The negative socioeconomic and environmental repercussions of Sudcam activities in the South of Cameroon has prompted stakeholders from government and civil society to undertake a field…

Sudcam: bleeding the forest and its dependent communities

November 2018

I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa (“Sudcam”), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region of Cameroon. Sudcam is a…

Biodiversity at the periphery: We must urgently act to safeguard it

November 2018

The international community is currently gathered in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt for the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) – an international treaty…

Executive Director 's Message on International Day for Disaster Reduction

October 2018

As the world commemorate the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi has said: “Greenpeace Africa supports ‘Greening the blue’. Africa has a major role to…

Greenpeace Africa Urges Halcyon Agri to Stop Destroying Livelihood & Biodiversity in Cameroon.

July 2018

Yaoundé, 24 July 2018- Greenpeace Africa has today published a report explaining how Singaporean based Halycon Agri and her Cameroonian subsidiary- Sudcam operate a sordid rubber plantation business in Cameroon.…

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

January 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of…

Setting sail to protect the Antarctic

January 2018

As I write this, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, is sailing South. For the next three months, the crew will be working alongside a team of campaigners, photographers, film-makers, scientists…

"I saw the plunder of our oceans with my own eyes"

April 2017

Four days, four cases of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone

Shopping Clean - Retailers and Renewable Energy

April 2016

South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to…