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A Whale of a day

Feature Story | 2006-01-19 at 12:10

With all the action in the Southern Ocean, it's good to remember that people all over the world -- our ocean defenders -- are working hard to defend our oceans back here on solid ground (and in cyberspace). The 17th of January was a big day with...

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.

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...

Discussing destruction

Feature Story | 2006-03-06 at 9:43

High-seas bottom trawling is destroying deep-sea habitats before we even know about them. For the umpteenth time in the last three years, politicians are meeting to discuss (maybe) doing something about it. While they talk deep-sea destruction is...

Global snapshot

Feature Story | 2006-03-22 at 7:00

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will loose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests and most vulnerable ocean areas tells us.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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!

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...

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...

A lose/lose situation: Why is Taiwan subsidizing the depletion of tuna?

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-08-26

Next time you take a bite out of your tuna sandwich, think on this. 60% of the world's tuna is coming from the West and Central Pacific where more than 30% of the fishing vessels are owned by Taiwan, a powerful fishing power...

Two protests, one purpose. Save the tuna of the Pacific Ocean.

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2011-09-13

The Esperanza cut through the deep blue Pacific waters, hot on the heels of a Taiwanese long-liner. As soon as we were in kissing distance Greenpeace activists boarded speedboats and came up alongside the white fishing vessel carrying...

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.

Oceans defender Yu Fen Kao tell us why she loves her job

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-06

At the beginning of this 2011, Greenpeace reported that the MV Lung Yuin, a 3,431 ton flag of convenience refrigerated fish carrier ship, was in breach of Taiwan's flag of convenience ordinance. The Lung Yuin has a murky past and has...

Taiwan must reduce 50% of tuna fishing effort in the Western and Central Pacific

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-20

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. Among the four species of...

"Porsche of the Sea" in trouble: Taiwan must save the world's tuna

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-01-25 1 comment

It was a passion to protect our oceans and the fish that sustain many millions of people that impelled us to open an office in Taipei 2010. Taiwan sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean where the bulk of the world's fish stocks live.

Defender in court and of the oceans Yu Fen Kao found not guilty

Blog entry by Yu Fen Kao | 2012-02-13

It has been a whirlwind few months; I've met with industry officials, briefed academics, explained the oceans crisis to journalists and taken part in peaceful protests onboard the  Rainbow Warrior . Make no mistake: I am an activist,...

Taiwan to pay Palau $65,000 in shark hunting fines

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau | 2012-02-20

It was recently announced that the Taiwanese government will pay Palau USD$65,000 for a shark finning infraction and both the ship and the ship's captain are banned from Palau's waters for one year. It was an important win for ocean...

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

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-23

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 . Pics: Rare Chinese white dolphin saved from dirty Guangdong river...

Calling bogus on South Korea's plans to start "scientific" whaling

Blog entry by John Frizell | 2012-07-06

South Korea has announced that they wish to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has recovered and needs to be hunted is completely bogus.

Have South Korea reversed on their plans to whale?

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-07-27

You may remember a few weeks ago South Korea announced that they wished to begin a "scientific" whaling operation similar to that of Japan. We said at the time : Their claim that the minke whale population in the north Pacific has...

Flying fish at Tuna Commission meeting

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-08-16

This was originally posted on Greenpeace International on August 10, 2012. Today, I am sitting in a big event hall in the Busan Lotte Hotel, attending the 8th Scientific Committee meeting of the Pacific Tuna Commission (WCPFC SC8).

How to truly serve the shark

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-08-28 1 comment

Shark fin soup. It's the Louis Vuitton of Chinese dishes. A chewy meat, with virtually no taste, shark fin has, for centuries stood as a marker of affluence and power on Chinese dining tables. It symbolizes wealth and prestige in a...

Help us find our missing Brother Tuna!

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-09-12

Meet Brother Tuna, a very cute, but slightly terrified little tuna fish wandering the streets and subways of Taipei, Taiwan. If you spot Brother Tuna we want you to let our campaigners know , and snap a pic to share on your social...

Esperanza Save Our Oceans Ship Tour: Hong Kong Stop

Feature Story | 2012-09-12 at 11:43 1 comment

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is currently touring Asia to raise awareness of the major threats to the health of our oceans. Over-fishing is threatening our oceans, with around 80% of fish being caught by state-of-the-art, environmentally...

Standing up to Dongwon, Korea's number one ocean plunderer

Blog entry by Yuen Ping Chow | 2012-09-13

Although I have an Asian face, I am not a Korean and I can't speak the language. But in the past few days the only sentence in my mind is: "Greenpeace neun hankuk chamchi op che Dongwon e sak sul i oe oepeul jung dan hal geosl chuk...

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