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Whale heroes face jail

Feature story | July 16, 2010 at 12:11

Two years ago, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, two Japanese Greenpeace activists conducted a public interest investigation into corruption in the Japanese whaling industry. The two activists (now known as the 'Tokyo Two') exposed the corruption and...

Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 25, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Twitter Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation.

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | June 21, 2010 at 14:11

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting begins in Morocco, there has been a flurry of media coverage over a possible ‘deal’ or ‘compromise’. Often the details, and sometimes the central points, can get lost as things are...

Standing with the Tokyo Two

Feature story | September 6, 2010 at 9:54

The Tokyo Two exposed widespread corruption in Japan’s whaling programme. In return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. Activists in South Africa are outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria holding banners reading...

10 good reasons to protect whales

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 24, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Kate Davison Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale...

BREAKING: Japan’s ‘research whaling’ ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | March 31, 2014

Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why? Japan’s sham ‘scientific whaling’ programme has just been declared ILLEGAL in an international court! UPDATE:    The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to...

Setting Sail

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | March 3, 2011

I have just got back from one of the most inspiring weeks of my life! As a fairly new part of the Greenpeace Africa team I had the opportunity to attend a week-long induction programme that takes place once a year to welcome new people...

Tokyo Two: Activism is not a crime

Video | September 1, 2010 at 16:00

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, were arrested 2 years ago after exposing government corruption at the heart of Japan's whaling industry. They are facing 18 month in jail. Sketches: by Molly Intersimone

The Japanese Embassy in Pretoria

Image | September 6, 2010 at 16:54

Greenpeace activist Rianne Teule hands over a letter to Yoshimi Yanai, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy, outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria. Activists in South Africa held a vigil outside the Embassy following the sentence imposed...

Handing over the letter

Image | September 6, 2010 at 17:28

Greenpeace activist Rianne Teule hands over a letter to Yoshimi Yanai, Second Secretary at the Japanese Embassy, outside the Japanese Embassy in Pretoria. Activists in South Africa held a vigil outside the Embassy following the sentence imposed...

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