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South Africa: Department of Environmental affairs shut down by activists

The activists made a public demand that the Department of Environmental Affairs withdraws the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a proposed nuclear power station at Duynefontein

Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) and Earthlife Africa Jhb (http://Earthlife.org.za) activists have today confronted the Department of Environmental Affairs by blocking the main entrance to the Department ​with nuclear barrels. The activists made a public demand that the Department of Environmental Affairs withdraws the environmental authorisation that has been issued for a…

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Urgent action needed to solve West African food security threat

In only twenty days, Greenpeace and fisheries inspectors from Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone and Senegal came across 17 vessels contravening applicable rules

Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa/en) report released today on World Fisheries Day (http://APO.af/n9KAiN). The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences…

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Congolese officials stop Greenpeace Africa awareness campaign about the importance of the Congo Basin forest

The Esperanza has been on a month-long tour of the coast of Central Africa to raise awareness about the importance of the Congo Basin forest

Greenpeace’s (www.Greenpeace.com) ship, the Esperanza was barred on Tuesday from berthing at the port of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. For two days, the ship had anchored in Congolese waters. But port and government officials in Pointe Noire refused her to berth, claiming no prior knowledge about the…

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Scientists confirm presence of peatlands in Democratic Republic of Congo

A major threat for the peatland is industrial logging. Of a total of 57 logging concessions in the DRC, at least 29, covering around 5 million hectares, are illegal

Scientist have confirmed the presence of peatlands in the Democratic Republic of Congo after an expedition in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - capital of the province of Equateur in the Democratic Republic of Congo). The first Congo Basin peatlands map was published in January 2017, in…

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Scientific expedition in the peatlands of the Congo Basin to understand the role of peatlands in regulating climate change

Peatlands have a tremendous capacity to store carbon and the expedition seeks to show the existence of peatlands in the intact forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the importance of these peatlands in regulating climate change

Greenpeace (http://APO.af/2gzfEv) Africa is organising an expedition in the peatlands of the Congo Basin forests with scientists and government officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo from October 27 - 29. The expedition taking place in the village of Lokolama (45 km from Mbandaka - capital of the province of…

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The Esperanza joins the Greenpeace Africa campaign in the DRC to save the Congo Basin forest

The Esperanza docked on Tuesday, 24 October at the port of Boma, in the Kongo Central province, and will travel the waters of the Congo River to anchor at the port of Matadi for nearly ten days

The Esperanza, the largest ship in the Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) fleet is currently in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of its tour of the coasts of Central African countries with a message: “Give the Congo Basin forest a chance”. It is also the slogan of the ship tour that began in…

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Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the protection of the Congo Basin forest

The Congo Basin forest is the second largest rainforest in the world. More than 75 million people and a wide range of endangered species depend on it for survival.

The Greenpeace ship –The Esperanza (www.Greenpeace.org), has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo to engage…

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Climate outcast Trump surrenders US global leadership - Greenpeace

“The millions of people living on the African continent are on the frontlines of climate change, and it is critical that polluters are held accountable for the suffering and injustice global warming is already inflicting”

Denouncing Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International (www.Greenpeace.org) said the decision would cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition.   Greenpeace Africa Executive Director Njeri Kabeberi said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written…

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Greenpeace concludes months long ship tour with strong recommendations to West African states

The findings are symptomatic of West African fisheries’ desperate need for effective regulations at a regional level

11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month ‘Hope in West Africa’ ship tour, which also included fisheries monitoring and civil society and…

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Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

In addition, more than 70 bags of shark carcasses were found on one of the Chinese vessels

Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking…