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Greenpeace demands Standard Chartered ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’

Press release | 2015-06-23 at 18:06

Hong Kong, 23 June 2015 – Greenpeace today unfurled a 30 x 5 metre banner reading ‘Choose Coral Not Coal’ outside Standard Chartered Bank’s flagship branch, in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district. Greenpeace demands the bank immediately...

BREAKING - Standard Chartered ditches giant coal mine threatening Great Barrier Reef

Press release | 2015-08-11 at 15:00

Hong Kong, 11 Aug 2015 - Standard Chartered has announced yesterday that it is pulling out of one of the world’s most controversial coal developments following an international campaign by Greenpeace East Asia and others environmental groups.

Greenpeace finds microplastics in all 5 leading cosmetic retailers : inadequate...

Press release | 2016-10-13 at 15:18

Hong Kong, October 12 2016 - A crowdsourcing investigation by Greenpeace East Asia in Hong Kong, has found five leading cosmetics retailers selling products with microplastics, which has increasingly been proven to be damaging to the environment...

Taiwanese seafood giant linked to human rights violations - Greenpeace

Press release | 2018-05-24 at 10:00

Taipei, 24 May 2018 - New evidence released today links human rights abuses to Taiwan’s international fishing fleet, including major seafood trader Fong Chun Formosa Fishery Company (FCF). This has serious implications for its global supply...

What You Can Do

Standard Page | 2010-12-02 at 12:42

If you want your children to be able to enjoy a diverse, beautiful ocean and delicious seafood, then we need to act today!

The Western and Central Pacific

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 12:09

Industrial fishing fleets have decimated and almost destroyed their own fisheries in the Atlantic. And now, rather than accept that they need to reduce their fishing capacity, fishing fleets are turning greedy eyes towards the Pacific (as well as...

China Tuna Industry officially withdraws Hong Kong IPO application

Press release | 2014-12-10 at 18:29

Hong Kong 10 Dec 2014 – The China Tuna Industry Group (CTI) Holding Limited has officially withdrawn its IPO application from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx). In September, Greenpeace found that CTI had understated the environmental and...

2012

Hub | 2012-02-16 at 11:05

2012 Oceans Press Releases

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao heads to court in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-11-09 at 14:00

Yu Fen Kao in Taiwan is a passionate oceans campaigners who has recently been involved in a court case following a peaceful protest conducted when the Rainbow Warrior was last in Taiwan this year. Here's her story.

Defending our Pacific Ocean: The Rainbow Warrior arrives in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-01-06 at 7:00

Our legendary flagship kicks off the new year in Taiwan on the East Asia Oceans Defenders Voyage. This is also the Rainbow Warrior II's farewell voyage - if you live in Taiwan, come and see us!

Whale meat scandal: Many questions

Feature Story | 2008-07-21 at 10:36

Why would we believe the whaling industry when it says it is innocent? The institutions behind the Japanese whaling operation have apparently now investigated themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing over the whale meat embezzlement...

Outrage: Greenpeace whale meat scandal whistleblowers arrested in Japan

Feature Story | 2008-06-20 at 6:00

Japanese police have arrested two Greenpeace activists for exposing a whale meat scandal involving the government-sponsored whaling programme. The two activists, Junichi Sato, 31, and Toru Suzuki, 41, are being investigated for allegedly stealing...

Time's running out for tuna

Feature Story | 2008-04-25 at 6:00

Tuna stocks in the Pacific are running out due to overfishing from illegal and commercial fishing fleets.

Does Canon support shooting whales?

Feature Story | 2008-01-28 at 12:43

Here at Greenpeace, we support shooting whales... with cameras. But we're surprised to learn that Canon, the world's number one digital camera producer, isn't willing to condemn using harpoons -- despite their high-profile advertising and...

Small Steps Forward for Taiwan – but not Tuna – at Pacific Fisheries Summit

Feature Story | 2010-12-16 at 7:00

Last week’s meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) ended in a sad day for the tuna, whales, and whale sharks, as well as those whose livelihoods depend upon the Pacific Ocean’s resources. The European Union, South...

Whale heroes face jail on World Oceans Day

Feature Story | 2010-06-08 at 6:00

World Oceans Day is a day for us to celebrate our seas and a time for us to honour ocean heroes across the planet. But today - as the trial of two of our anti-whaling campaigners came to an end in Japan - the prosecution asked for Junichi and...

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature Story | 2007-12-17 at 7:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

Revealed: Icelandic whale in storage, landfill

Feature Story | 2007-01-25 at 21:24

In Iceland we have discovered an unprecedented amount of the whale meat from the recent hunt has not been used. Even whaling captain Sigurður Njálsson has said the meat is unfit for domestic consumption. 200 tonnes of the meat is in storage with...

Turning Turtle

Feature Story | 2006-02-24 at 9:11

It’s a lot smaller than the Esperanza.  In fact, a few months ago the Sugayatri was just another dilapidated fishing boat.  But with a coat of rainbow-coloured paint and a giant wooden turtle mounted like a figurehead, it’s now the latest...

Harpooned: Greenpeace exposes scandal at heart of whaling

Feature Story | 2009-02-02 at 10:33

Tokyo, Japan — Stake outs, testimony from informers, hidden cameras and tailing trucks full of stolen goods - it reads like a Hollywood movie, but it was an every day experience for Greenpeace activists in Japan, who have spent four months...

Taiwan says: No more hot air on tuna conservation

Press release | 2012-03-09 at 9:00

Taipei, March 3, 2012 – Greenpeace flew its famous hot air balloon over Taipei for the first time to urge the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency and other Asian fishing powers to protect the Pacific and its valuable tuna populations in the upcoming...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza urges action to save Pacific tuna

Press release | 2012-03-23 at 22:00

Kaohsiung, 23 March 2012 – The Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Kaohsiung to kick start a two-week-tour calling for marine conservation measures. Having sailed all over the world to expose illegal fishing activities, document and survey our...

Welcome on board!

Standard Page | 2012-09-18 at 11:00

Greenpeace ship Esperanza will soon be anchoring in Hong Kong for a week as part of her Asia Ship Tour to raise awareness about the threats to our oceans. We cordially invite you to visit the Esperanza while she is in Hong Kong to get a flavor of...

Oceans

Standard Page | 2011-07-01 at 12:34

Oceans

Oceans

Standard Page | 2011-07-01 at 12:34

Oceans

Oceans

Standard Page | 2011-07-06 at 12:28

The Solutions

Standard Page | 2011-06-21 at 12:22

We have the solution - Marine Reserves now! Scientists have warned that if current exploitation trends continue, all commercial fish populations could be wiped out by 2048. The best way to reverse this tragic trend is to create a worldwide...

Oceans

Multimedia hub | 2010-04-14 at 6:00

Oceans Photos

Oceans

Multimedia hub | 2009-09-02 at 15:38

Oceans Slideshows

Greenpeace Calls for Justice to Whales to Japanese Consulate General in Hong Kong

Press release | 2009-02-13 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists locked in wooden handcuffs with a painted whale express concerns to the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong today over illegal whaling by the Japanese in the Southern Ocean and hand a letter to the Consulate.

Net loss: How Taiwan subsidizes tuna depletion

Publication | 2011-08-26 at 14:30

Taiwan is the largest distant water fishing power in the Western and Central Pacific, where 60% of the world's tuna come from. However tuna populations in the region are facing an overfishing crisis.

Japanese whaling will come to an end

Feature Story | 2011-01-30 at 7:00

Big changes inside Japan's whaling industry: a public apology from the powerful fisheries agency, demotions, and even the industry admits that public demand for whale meat is down. Junichi Sato sums up the latest developments in Greenpeace's...

Rainbow Warrior crew takes action against illegal tuna fishing ship in Taiwan

Feature Story | 2011-01-24 at 7:00

Kaohsiung, Taiwan - A blacklisted tuna factory ship was blocked from leaving port today by Greenpeace climbers from the Rainbow Warrior. They locked themselves to the anchor chain while campaigners called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to...

Whaling activists ‘surrender’ to Tokyo

Feature Story | 2008-12-10 at 11:30

Representatives of millions of Greenpeace supporters from around the world have paid a visit to the Japanese Prime Minister. If defending whales is a crime, they said, then arrest us too!

Pirate fishing is a global scourge

Feature Story | 2008-10-05 at 11:58

Our oceans are being plundered by pirates. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing – also known as "pirate fishing" - has become a global scourge. From international waters around the world, to the islands of the South Pacific and the coastal...

Activists charged for exposing whale meat scandal

Feature Story | 2008-07-14 at 11:58

Our Japanese activists Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki were charged with theft and trespass today by the prosecutor in Aomori after they exposed a major scandal around the embezzlement of whale meat from the Japanese government-sponsored Southern...

Global protest over arrest of Japanese whale activists

Feature Story | 2008-07-01 at 6:00

Global protest continues to mount with protests and vigils in front of Japanese embassies around the world and more than 180,000 letters being sent to the Japanese government demanding the release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the Tokyo Two.

It's beginning to look a lot like World Oceans Day

Feature Story | 2008-06-05 at 17:42

It's that time of year again. People worldwide are scurrying about making last minute preparations for World Oceans Day on Sunday -- trimming the coral and hanging out their scuba socks. Father Neptune is checking his list of good children who...

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature Story | 2008-05-06 at 9:38

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

551 whales too many

Feature Story | 2008-04-15 at 9:43

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrives back in Japan having taken 551 whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, around half the original target but still 551 whales too many.

100% of Japanese taxpayers support whaling - they just don't know it

Feature Story | 2008-02-21 at 9:20

Every year the Japanese government spends $US 4.7 million of taxpayers' money to subsidise the whaling industry. Yet a new, Greenpeace commissioned, opinion poll reveals that 87 percent of the Japanese public are unaware of that fact.

Fake whale science from ship to shore

Feature Story | 2008-01-21 at 9:12

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to prevent whaling as we shadow the Japanese fleet's factory ship, Nisshin Maru. Our crew today sent a message, direct from the Southern Ocean, linking the scandal of whaling to a host of other scandals...

Greenpeace confronts whaling fleet

Feature Story | 2008-01-14 at 8:38

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza has found Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

No justice for the Tokyo Two

Feature Story | 2010-09-06 at 6:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence. Despite the harsh punishment, the two anti-whaling...

Another day, another scandal surrounding the Japanese whaling industry

Feature Story | 2010-06-23 at 6:00

This week, both the Sunday Times and the BBC have followed up with detailed interviews with a new Greenpeace whistleblower, who has intimate knowledge of the backroom deals Japan has struck with African, Caribbean and Pacific Island nations.

Whaling on Trial

Feature Story | 2010-02-08 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, will go on trial in Japan on Feb 15 in an unprecedented court case. Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the “Tokyo Two”,were charged only for theft and trespass. But over the past two...

Humpbacks to be spared the harpoon -- for now

Feature Story | 2007-12-24 at 7:00

The Japanese government has confirmed a rumour first reported at the Greenpeace weblog, that they have abandoned plans to kill humpback whales in the Southern Ocean this season.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature Story | 2007-12-14 at 15:45

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Whalers depart Japan

Feature Story | 2007-11-19 at 7:00

The Japanese government whaling fleet has departed its home port of Shimonoseki, for its biggest hunt since the moratorium on commercial whaling came into being over twenty years ago.

Shark fin mystery

Feature Story | 2006-10-05 at 6:00

The photo on the left was taken in a warehouse less than 100 metres from where the Esperanza had been docked. While most of the team had been busy on official Defending Our Oceans business, Alex had come across evidence of a lucrative shark...

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