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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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Port Augusta locals raising funds to push South Australian pollies to clean up coal’s...

Press release | 14 February, 2018 at 14:24

PORT AUGUSTA, Feb 19, 2018 - Port Augusta residents sick of choking on harmful dust blown from the decommissioned Northern Power station are demanding that South Australia’s political leaders resolve the festering health hazard once and for all.

Stars get on board to protect the strange things and fantastic beasts of the...

Press release | 8 February, 2018 at 15:34

Sydney, 9 February 2018 – 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ star Alison Sudol are on board a Greenpeace ship heading for Antarctic waters. They will help make the case for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary backed by...

Aurizon pull NAIF loan request, striking another blow to Adani’s planned mega-mine

Press release | 8 February, 2018 at 13:07

SYDNEY, February 9 , 2018 - Rail operator Aurizon’s withdrawal of a request for federal funding of its proposed rail line to the Galilee Basin is yet another demonstration of the economic unviability of the Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine.

Nuclear survivors call on Australia and Japan to sign treaty banning nukes

Press release | 1 February, 2018 at 16:23

Sydney, 5 February, 2018 – Greenpeace Australia Pacific vessels greeted Japan’s Peace Boat in Sydney Harbour this morning as it arrived to advocate for nuclear disarmament and urge the Australian and Japanese governments to sign the UN Treaty on...

Humpback whale migration threatened by planned seismic blasts

Press release | 1 February, 2018 at 14:21

February 2, 2018: Seismic testing approved to take place off the Newcastle Coastline could potentially impact migrating whales and exposes endangered and critically endangered species to possible harm.

Oscar-winner Javier Bardem dives to Antarctic seafloor to call for protection of the...

Press release | 29 January, 2018 at 12:10

Sydney, 30 January, 2018 – Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem has dived to the Antarctic seafloor in a two-person submarine to call for the creation of an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

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