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Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth

Publication | 2012-09-19 at 14:00 1 comment

As a party to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), South Korea has banned whaling since 1986 and neither scientific whaling nor subsistence whaling is practiced. Domestic sales of whale products, however, are allowed if the whale is...

Uncovering South Korea's illegal whaling industry

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-20

The following is taken from our latest report " Disappearing Whales: Korea's Inconvenient Truth ". As a party to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), South Korea has banned whaling since 1986 and neither scientific whaling...

Greenpeace confronts Dongwon's destructive fishing in Korea

Press release | 2012-09-23 at 11:00

Yeosu, South Korea, 23 September 2012 — Activists from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today occupied the dry dock where one of Dongwon's purse seine ships, MV Granada, is being repaired. The activists closed the dock with a large banner saying...

Police disrupt anti-whaling protest in Seoul

Image | 2012-09-24 at 7:30

Police officers grab at Greenpeace protest banner next to a large inflatable whale outside Seoul's Government headquarters and historical Gyeongbok Palace. Greenpeace is highlighting the problems of overfishing and calling on the South Korean...

The most difficult non-violent direct action Greenpeace has ever done in Korea, so far

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-24

We are now at the final stage our Ocean Defenders Tour 2012 for the Korea leg at least but look out for the next few months while the Esperanza continues her journey to Taiwan, Hong Kong and through to the Pacific. It was a bit...

A human "fish for the future" banner

Image gallery | 2012-09-25

Four destructive fishing practices that are killing our oceans

Blog entry by Greenpeace East Asia | 2012-09-27

Human activities are changing ocean ecosystems the world over. From whaling to industrial fishing, waste dumping to oil drilling to climate change, we are exerting unimaginable pressure on the ocean. Even the Western and Central...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-28

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest . Air pollution in Hong Kong and the steps concerned citizens are...

Here's your chance to board the boat of hope: our Esperanza!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-03

The Esperanza was the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site. Users picked the Spanish word for "hope" – and true to its name the Esperanza has been bringing hope to a dark world for over 10 years now , giving...

Percy the Penguin visits Beijing

Image | 2012-10-08 at 6:30

Percy the Penguin recently visited Beijing in an effort to teach kids and adults alike about the importance of the Antarctic ocean and how it is currently under threat. Help protect the pristine Southern Ocean from fishing and other ocean...

Taiwanese people want fish for the future

Blog entry by Tamara Stark | 2012-10-10

This piece was originally published on Greenpeace International, October 3, 2012. The warmth of the sun overhead mirrored the warmth of the welcome we received this morning from officials in Keelung, Taiwan. The day dawned sunny,...

Your Boarding Pass for Esperanza Asia Tour – HK Stop

Standard Page | 2012-10-10 at 11:00

Our Greenpeace ship Esperanza will soon be on her way to Hong Kong after an action packed tour of South Korea and Taiwan. We invite you to visit the Esperanza while she is in Hong Kong to meet members of the crew and our Hong Kong volunteers and...

Greenpeace activists occupy Taiwan shipbuilding yard to protest overfishing

Press release | 2012-10-12 at 4:00

Kaoshiung, Taiwan, October 12, 2012 – Ten Greenpeace activists occupied the largest shipbuilding yard in Taiwan on Friday, accusing the Taiwanese government of undermining international fishing agreements set up to combat the global overfishing...

From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean: two ships take on the tuna industry

Blog entry by Steve Smith | 2012-10-16

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International, October 12, 2012. Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s...

Here She Comes!

Standard Page | 2012-10-17 at 11:00

Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrives in Hong Kong this afternoon. She’ll be here for the entire week to teach us about defending our oceans. We are holding Esperanza Open Days on the 20th, 21st, and 23rd of October. As well as welcoming you on...

The ship bringing hope to the oceans of East Asia

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-18

The Esperanza was the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site. Users picked the Spanish word for "hope" – and true to its name the Esperanza has been bringing hope to a dark world for over 10 years now, giving...

The Esperanza and fishy friends in East Asia

Image | 2012-10-29 at 6:30

Over the last month Greenpeace ship Esperanza has made its way through South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong in a campaign called 'Save Our Oceans'. The Esperanza was open to the public in Hong Kong for three days, where the tour included an ocean...

Guangzhou school student joins Greenpeace to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-11-01

Last summer one high school student in Guangzhou heard of Greenpeace's call for volunteers to help protect the Arctic. Ashley Chen was so moved by the plight of Arctic Ocean creatures such as the polar bear, that she signed up to...

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