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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...

Defend Our Oceans: From behind the lens

Feature Story | 2006-02-01 at 10:34

Taking pictures for Greenpeace can be quite a challenge! Our photographers talk about their experiences and show us some of their favourite images from the Defending Our Oceans campaign.

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