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Southern Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 17:00

The penguins are calling! Over twenty years ago nations pledged to protect Antarctica and dedicate the continent as a place for peace and science, because millions of people demanded it. But the penguins, whales, fish and even the smallest krill...

We Love Japan, But Whaling Breaks Our Hearts

Feature story | 14 February, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists took to the streets across the globe on Valentine's Day to send a message of love to Japan from 28 different countries, while at the same time demanding the government end high seas whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature story | 10 December, 2007 at 0:00

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.

Esperanza in Auckland

Feature story | 9 January, 2007 at 0:00

9 January 2007 - The sun wasn't shining, but there were smiles all round as about 60 people stood on Princes Wharf to welcome our ship, the Esperanza. The ship is in New Zealand for two weeks and will be open to the public during her visit.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 0:00

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...

A Whale of a day

Feature story | 18 January, 2006 at 0:00

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...

James Bond the whale...licensed to krill

Feature story | 7 November, 2007 at 0:00

Even among people who agree that whales should not be killed needlessly in the name of research, opinions diverge wildly when it comes to naming them. So far we have received over 8,000 entries to name some of the whales that were tagged for the...

Mister Splashy Pants and friends

Feature story | 18 April, 2008 at 0:00

He may be the most famous humpback whale in the world but Mister Splashy Pants has lots of less famous friends too, all of them named by our supporters around the world.

551 whales too many

Feature story | 14 April, 2008 at 0:00

After five months at sea, the Nisshin Maru arrived in Japan today having taken around half the number of whales from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary as planned, but still 551 whales too many.

International law broken to pursue whaling

Feature story | 29 March, 2008 at 8:58

The international convention that helped save the elephant and rhino from extinction at the hands of poachers is now being ignored by the Japanese Fisheries Agency to continue whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

100% of Japanese taxpayers support whaling - they just don't know it

Feature story | 20 February, 2008 at 0:00

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.

Japan resumes scandalous whale hunt

Feature story | 31 January, 2008 at 0:00

The Japanese whaling fleet has again defied world opinion and resumed whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The Australian Customs vessel, the Oceanic Viking, reports that the Fisheries Agency of Japan’s whaling fleet has killed at least...

Fearing US reaction, Japanese whaling fleet hides in port

Feature story | 16 November, 2007 at 11:08

The Japanese whaling fleet has delayed its departure to the Southern Ocean for its annual whale hunt to avoid political embarrassment when Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets with US President George W. Bush.

Whale migration - the first scientific results are in

Feature story | 13 November, 2007 at 0:00

Whales shouldn't have to die for research so we started the Great Whale Trail to prove it. Satellite tagging humpback whales isn't easy, the whales weigh in at over 30 tons and travel thousands of kilometres across the wildest oceans. Despite the...

Tracking whales from space

Feature story | 11 October, 2007 at 0:00

Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometres from the warmth of the South Pacific to their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. It is a journey full of danger, as the whales must now contend with numerous threats...

Who rammed whom?

Feature story | 28 December, 2005 at 0:00

We've been here before: the Southern Ocean, the Japanese whaling fleet, Greenpeace defending the lives of whales in the face of so called "scientific whaling". And in true de ja vu style, the whalers are once again accusing Greenpeace of...

Your turn to save whales

Feature story | 20 January, 2006 at 0:00

The inflatable boats have been hauled in. The crew is exhausted, the ships need fuel, and it's time to take the campaign to save the whales from the high seas to the High Street, (or from the bounding main to the Main street, if you're North...

A victory for the whales

Feature story | 13 January, 2006 at 0:00

Our Argentine Ocean Defenders have hit Nissui in their pockets. Nissui own about one third of Kyodo Senpaku -- the people who run the Japanese whaling fleet. Our cyberactivists have convinced a major Nissui client in Argentina not to buy from a...

IWC meeting ends

Feature story | 24 May, 2002 at 0:00

The democratic process took a pummeling again today at the IWC when the indigenous peoples of the Inuit and Chukotka were denied their quota for a second time.

Japan’s whaling fleet: effectively nationalised and running on empty

Press release | 20 December, 2012 at 2:03

Tokyo, December 20, 2012 – Greenpeace and 18 Japanese NGOs called on the Japanese government to end its unprofitable whaling operations and refocus on domestic priorities as the factory ship of the country's so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet...

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