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Shark Girl: Why the Discovery Channel has got it wrong on sharks

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 13 August, 2014

This is a guest blog by activist and shark lover Madi Stewart – also known as Shark Girl. Madi has been swimming with sharks since she was 12 years old, and makes conservation films to try and change the way people see her finned friends. Many...

Don’t think sharks are adorable? Watch this.

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 12 August, 2014

In Hollywood, sharks are a bit like Christopher Walken – they always get typecast as the bad guy. Our friend Lily Williams doesn’t agree with that – so she’s made her own movie to change the way everyone sees sharks. It’s not your average shark...

6 JAWsome shark facts!

Blog entry by Kathy Zischka | 11 August, 2014

Do sharks make you think of the theme music from Jaws and shark nets at the beach? It’s Shark Week – the perfect time to bust some myths about sharks with jawsome bite-size facts and celebrate all things sharky! Snorkelling with a Galapagos...

We need to talk about Jaws

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 9 August, 2014

I’ve never watched Jaws. Somehow, though, any mention of the movie thrusts an image to the forefront of my mind: a gargantuan beast rising from cerulean depths, mindlessly charging towards vulnerable prey; rows of jagged teeth braced, black...

Inside the mind of Alex Harris from the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 8 August, 2014

Great news – after being held for nearly 10 months, the Arctic Sunrise has finally left Murmansk! From the helm, Captain Daniel Rizzotti said: “We sail home with with the voices of 5 million Arctic Defenders in our ears. This is a new beginning...

What did Greenpeace do in July?

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 August, 2014

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Why I love the Arctic

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 7 August, 2014

After spending two months in a Russian prison for taking part in a peaceful protest drawing attention to the dangers of oil drilling in the Arctic – it’s no wonder that the Arctic has a special place in my heart. But before I went to prison, or...

Activists Mark Two Years Of Taking FLaC In The Leard

Blog entry by Jason Lyddieth | 5 August, 2014

Activists in the Leard Forest in north west NSW are today celebrating two years fighting against the Maules Creek Coal Mine. It was six months ago when it finally dawned on me just how special FLaC (Frontline Action on Coal) Camp is. I was at...

Some sticky business going on with LEGO

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 1 August, 2014

Yesterday a team of Greenpeace staff and giant LEGO people headed to Sydney’s biggest toy shops to tell LEGO to quit its dirty deal with Shell by plastering ‘save the Arctic’ stickers all over its boxes. But before they set off, giant LEGO...

The day giant LEGO people took to the streets of Sydney

Blog entry by Alexandra Harris | 30 July, 2014

At 9am on a Friday morning in the Greenpeace Sydney office, our giant LEGO friend, Katy, received a phone call from a supporter informing her that Shell is using it’s partnership with the well-loved LEGO brand to increase fuel sales and divert...

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