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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...

Krill-gotten gains to fund Antarctic research

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 25 February, 2015 2 comments

Scientific research and conservation need more cash. That's sadly usually true. It's especially the case in the Antarctic where research is expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening there. ...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Japanese Whaling Ship Outlawed Following Greenpeace Action in the Southern Ocean...

Press release | 28 October, 2008 at 8:54

The Oriental Bluebird, re-supply and transport ship of Japan's whaling fleet, has been de-flagged and fined, following a legal ruling by Panamanian authorities. Greenpeace is calling on Japan's government to uphold international law by...

World's leading scientists urge governments to protect the deep sea

Press release | 16 February, 2004 at 0:00

Over 1000 of the world's foremost marine scientists released a strong statement calling on governments and the UN to act swiftly to protect the imperilled biological diversity of vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems. The statement was released...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Greenpeace, Japanese NGOs Demand End To Whaling Subsidies

Press release | 6 December, 2011 at 7:18

Tokyo, Japan, 6 December, 2011 – Greenpeace joined other Japanese non-governmental organisations today in publically condemning the Japanese government’s increased financial support for its “scientific” whaling fleet (1), as it departed for the...

Whaling and whaling subsidies still unnecessary

Press release | 31 March, 2012 at 4:13

Tokyo, Japan, 31 March 2012 – As Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet returned to port this morning, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director Junichi Sato said: “Japan’s disgraced whaling fleet has once again returned to Japan from its shameful,...

Japan resumes scandalous whale hunt

Press release | 31 January, 2008 at 16:42

Greenpeace is saddened by reports from the Australian Customs vessel, the Oceanic Viking, that the Fisheries Agency of Japan’s whaling fleet has killed at least five whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Why Greenpeace won’t compromise on commercial whaling.

Feature story | 21 June, 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...

Whaling talks fail

Feature story | 23 June, 2010 at 12:57

In response to discussions taking place today at International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco that signal that there will be no deal, Greenpeace Japan Programme Director Junichi Sato issued the following statement:

Whaling fleet attempts to sneak out of port

Feature story | 17 November, 2008 at 0:00

Our activists marked the departure of Japan's whaling fleet from the port of Innoshima with banners declaring "Whaling on Trial" and another in Japanese outlining the whaling operation's multi-million dollar drain on Japan's taxpayers. The fleet...

Who is Sugizo?

Feature story | 17 December, 2007 at 0:00

Sugizo is a Japanese musician who was born on the 8th of July 1969. As a guitarist, he is famous from the visual rock band "LUNA SEA" that was big in the nineties and is still very popular among young Japanese people today.

Whaling and protest resumes

Feature story | 6 January, 2006 at 0:00

The crews of the Esperanza and Arctic Sunrise are once again in action in the Southern Ocean after 10 days of no whales being killed. Expedition leader Shane Rattenbury said: "We caught up with the whalers again late last night and saw seven...

Whalers ram Greenpeace ship

Feature story | 8 January, 2006 at 0:00

This morning our ship the Arctic Sunrise was deliberately rammed and damaged by the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Japanese whaling fleet. Straight after the ramming, the Nisshin Maru began to steam away from the "scene of the crime".

Toothy, tasty and under threat

Feature story | 28 October, 2002 at 0:00

A tasty fish with a toothy grin is prized loot for modern pirates. With a market value of US$10 a kilogram, toothfish are on the losing end of a massive international and illegal treasure hunt. Even member countries of the regional conservation...

Totem Pole protest

Feature story | 1 November, 2002 at 0:00

It's one of the most difficult vertical climbs in Australia - the country leading the drive to list the toothfish under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). It overlooks the ocean to the south of Australia where...

Greenpeace demands Japan end commercial whaling as new financial woes emerge

Press release | 26 September, 2012 at 5:34

Tokyo, September 26, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan and the Dolphin & Whale Action Network, a Japanese NGO, today demanded that the Japanese government end taxpayer subsidies for its unprofitable whaling industry as reports revealed that ongoing...

Greenpeace Statement on the Conclusion of IWC 62

Press release | 25 June, 2010 at 21:51

Agadir, – As the 62nd annual International Whaling Commission meeting comes to a close, Greenpeace Japan Programme Director Junichi Sato issued the following statement.

Over 100 Whales Saved by Greenpeace - Low Fuel Forces Esperanza Back to Port

Press release | 26 January, 2008 at 7:04

After spending two weeks successfully preventing the Japanese whaling fleet from hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (1), the Greenpeace ship Esperanza is running low on fuel and must return to port. The Australian government ship...

Greenpeace Ready To Tow Stricken Japanese Whaling Ship Out of Danger and Prevent...

Press release | 16 February, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza is less than twenty-four hours sailing from the disabled whaling factory ship, Nisshin Maru and has made a commitment to the fleet to assist the crew in any way possible and make an environmental impact assessment...

17 Governments Join Greenpeace call for end to Southern Ocean Whaling

Press release | 17 January, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace welcomed today, on its global day of action to save the whales, a call submitted by 17 Governments to the Government of Japan to "cease its lethal scientific research on whales and assure the return of the vessels" from the Southern...

Defending Our Oceans, Protecting the Whales

Press release | 18 November, 2005 at 0:00

We are facing a growing wave of ocean extinction; our seas have reached a tipping point, with scores of species, fish, birds and mammals edging toward extinction (1). In response, Greenpeace is launching its most ambitious ship expedition ever to...

Tradition, culture & science

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 0:00

In recent years, Japan’s pro-whaling lobbyists have deployed a series of excuses for continuing the hunt, despite the existence since 1986 of a global commercial whalingmoratorium. First comes science: to gather much needed data, they claim, in...

Another of the Japanese Whaling Ships Out of the Hunting Grounds

Press release | 18 January, 2008 at 0:00

The Yushin Maru No.2, one of the harpoon-carrying "catcher boats" rendezvoused with the Nisshin Maru hundreds of miles north of the whale hunting ground.Sakyo Noda, Greenpeace Japan Whale Campaigner on board the Esperanza said "We are very...

Greenpeace drives Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds...

Press release | 13 January, 2008 at 0:00

After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.Having confronted the fleet close to...

Greenpeace offers to help Japan conduct non-lethal whale research in return

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace today offered to assist the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), which controls the whaling fleet, in its non-lethal research programme in return for an end to the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Industrial Whaling Factsheet

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 0:00

Call me Ishmael...! Whaling folklore speaks of tradition, of the noble hunt, of man pitting his wits against the ferocious sea and against mighty intelligent leviathans.But the history of whaling is far from glamorous, far from something to look...

Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Press release | 11 January, 2008 at 21:06

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted 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...

Peaceful Greenpeace whaling protest stopped abruptly in St Kitts

Press release | 20 June, 2006 at 0:00

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in St Kitts concluded its proceedings today, a peaceful protest carried out by Greenpeace was abruptly broken up by the authorities, who arrested ten activists and ship crew from the...

Challenge to Japan to prosecute anti- whaling activists worldwide

Feature story | 4 November, 2008 at 0:00

Despite the moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese government continues to send a fleet of ships to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to kill over a thousand whales. Each season, the fleet departs for the Sanctuary and more whales...

Greenpeace ready to tow stricken whaling ship

Feature story | 16 February, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is ready to tow the stricken Japanese whaling vessel the Nisshin Maru out of danger and prevent potential Antarctic environmental disaster.

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...

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