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How a black market trade is killing the world’s smallest porpoise

Feature Story | 2015-05-27 at 16:04

In some Asian cultures, the dried swim bladders of certain large fishes are considered a culinary delicacy. To Chinese people they are known as fish maw, and are highly prized as symbols of high social status. However, the senseless worship of...

Why we need a Global Ocean Treaty (and how we’ll get it)

Feature Story | 2019-07-27 at 0:30

This UN treaty could be a game-changer for ocean protection. Here’s how it works, and how together we’ll make sure world leaders get it right.

Five jaw-dropping facts about sharks

Feature Story | 2019-07-31 at 14:02

It’s shark week! A full week devoted to one of our favorite sea creatures - and one of the most misunderstood.

Naked shopping arrives at a major supermarket in Hong Kong

Feature Story | 2019-11-21 at 20:14

Plastic packaging is absolutely everywhere in our supermarkets and we’re fighting hard to change that. Now, for the first time, a large-scale store in Hong Kong is offering customers the chance to shop naked for toiletries. Responding to consumer...

How Greenpeace is pushing Hong Kong to go #PlasticFreeNow

Feature Story | 2019-11-21 at 17:54

Plastic waste is causing a pollution crisis -- overloading landfills and, even worse, poisoning our once pristine coastline. That’s why Greenpeace launched its #PlasticFreeNow campaign in 2016 to achieve reduction at source, meaning you and me,...

The ties that bind: Sino-Africa partnership undercut by rogue Chinese fishing companies

Feature Story | 2015-05-20 at 16:09

Between 26 October and 21 November last year, a group of campaigners on the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza, sailed through the waters of Senegal, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. The waters were hardly being patrolled as the region...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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!

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!

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

The year that was 2013 around the world

Feature Story | 2013-12-31 at 20:00

With your help, Greenpeace has not only reached around the globe to push policy and take direct action, but we have engaged the imagination of a world - a world which is not happy with business as usual and demands a sustainable future. From...

Shareholders need to know the risks of investing in unsustainable fishery

Blog entry by Elsa Lee | 2014-03-21

Fishermen know that if they want fish for the future, they need to let small fish to grow into bigger ones. For a fishing company, the CEO should also know that in order to have his business survive in the long run, the company need to...

Recent wave of enforcement could be vanishing vaquita’s saving grace

Blog entry by Alexandra Andersson | 2015-12-18

This month sees three significant actions to tackle Hong Kong’s underground totoaba trade – the force that’s driving vaquitas to extinction This month is ‘make or break’ for the world’s 57 remaining vaquitas.  Despite dire...

How can we avoid microbeads in Hong Kong?

Blog entry by Suki Yuen | 2016-10-08

Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia exposed how the microplastics found in some of our favourite makeup and personal care products are polluting our oceans. Every day in Hong Kong, 4.8 billion microplastics find their way...

Beyond the beach clean-up

Blog entry by Yen Ning, Oceans Campaigner @ Greenpeace East Asia | 2018-12-02

Greenpeace and local NGO Society of Wilderness have been working together to survey the ENTIRE 1,210 km-coastline of Taiwan and estimate how much rubbish is actually on our beaches. It took us just two weeks! Want to know how we did it...

Support for high seas protection grows stronger despite USA

Blog entry by Rachel Pearlin | 2014-06-24

This is my first time in New York, but neither the soaring temperatures, the rush nor the crowds seem to faze me, this is nothing compared to India! This is also my first time at a UN meeting, joining experts from all over the world as...

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

Blog entry by Bolei Liu | 2017-04-13

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “ Hope in West Africa ” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research work in Mauritanian waters...

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...

The "longline" of suffering and destruction

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | 2013-12-05

Click to enlarge Infographic Tuna longline fisheries are one of the most scandalous fishing businesses on the planet, operating mostly out of sight and out of control. Longlining is the fishing method that catches the big valuable...

One huge reason to love World Oceans Day

Blog entry by Rashid Kang | 2015-06-08

Anyone who has witnessed the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef knows it needs no introduction. Its sublime, other-worldly beauty is as bizarre as it is stunning.  It is the world’s largest living thing, a pulsing structure made up of...

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