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Oceans

We live on Planet Ocean.

Water covers three-quarters of the globe and a staggering 80% of all life on Earth is found hidden beneath its waves. As the sea rolls across the planet it provides over half the oxygen we breathe, sustains billions of people with its resources and drives weather systems and natural flows of energy, which maintain life on Earth.

We need a healthy global ocean to survive. Yet our oceans are in crisis.

Defending oceans

Oceans in crisis

A healthy ocean has diverse ecosystems and robust habitats. But a myriad of human pressures – from overfishing to climate change – are causing ecosystems to collapse, the extinction of many marine species and the destruction of ocean habitats. Our own Pacific Ocean, one of the last relatively healthy ocean ecosystems, is being plundered at an alarming rate. Find out more

Defending our Oceans

Defending our oceans

We need to change the way we fish and the way we protect our oceans. From the high seas to the supermarket shelf, Greenpeace works to replace destructive and illegal fishing practices with sustainable ones. We have a bold vision to end overfishing and establish a global network of marine reserves, which are vital to restore the health of our oceans. Find out more

Whales

Whales

For over thirty years Greenpeace has taken action to protect the gentle giants of the sea. Our work has helped end whaling in nearly every country and revived decimated whale populations. Yet whales are still not safe. Today we’re campaigning to protect whales from the many dangers they face, from ‘scientific’ whaling to climate change. Find out more

Defending our oceans

Take action

You have the power to end the destruction of our oceans. If more people demand sustainable seafood from their retailers, there’s more incentive and pressure for industrial fisheries to provide it. In fact, the tide is already changing. Find out more

 

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Great Barrier Reef dumped! Let's get this ad on TV

Video | 6 December, 2013 at 10:07

New Environment Minister Greg Hunt has given approval to build one of the world's biggest coal export facilities inside the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Chip in to help sound the alarm to all Australians! https://www.greenpeace.org...

Layne Beachley and Laura Wells support Cash for Containers

Video | 23 July, 2013 at 11:11

Dozens of Sydney residents came down to Manly to support the popular and proven Cash for Container scheme being introduced nationally. More about the campaign: http://bit.ly/1bEcSTI

Please watch our ad Barry

Video | 18 June, 2013 at 11:18

After Channel 9 deemed our Coke TV ad "too offensive" to go on air, Channel 10, Channel 7 and SBS followed suit, saying that it wasn't in their commercial interests. So we took around the streets of Sydney on a 10 metre truck-mounted movie screen!

Stop Coca-Cola trashing Australia

Video | 7 May, 2013 at 10:16

Reject John West Parody

Video | 18 October, 2012 at 14:00

Canned tuna is big business. Australians buy over 250 million cans a year. The choices tuna brands make have a huge impact on our oceans. While many brands are switching to sustainable fishing methods, the biggest brand - John West - is hooked on...

The story behind John West's tuna

Video | 18 October, 2012 at 11:30

Canned tuna is big business. Australians buy over 250 million cans a year. The choices tuna brands make have a huge impact on our oceans. While many brands are switching to sustainable fishing methods, the biggest brand - John West - is hooked on...

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