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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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Hazelwood closure highlights the need for federal planning for transition away from coal

Press release | 30 March, 2017 at 16:47

TUESDAY March 28, 2017: The Federal Government must plan for a safe and fair transition for Australian communities to renewable energy rather than funnel public money into the dying coal industry.

100 people converge on Commonwealth Bank HQ demanding it dump coal investments

Press release | 30 March, 2017 at 16:44

Sydney, Monday, 27 March 2017: Hundreds of community activists converged on CommBank’s headquarters in Darling Harbour this morning, urging the bank to stop playing with their future by investing billions of dollars in coal.

Fields of dead or dying coral seen in new Great Barrier Reef footage

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 13:39

Sydney, 24 March 2017 - For the first time, the devastating coral bleaching striking the Great Barrier Reef has been captured with close range UAV footage, released today by Greenpeace Australia Pacific.

Report: With new data showing the world moving away from coal power Australia must...

Press release | 29 March, 2017 at 13:00

WEDNESDAY March 20, 2017: New research highlighting the decline of coal worldwide combined with recent bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef should serve as a wakeup call to stop using taxpayers’ money to prop up a dying industry.

Prime Minister needs to come clean and admit coal obsession driven by politics

Press release | 1 February, 2017 at 13:57

Sydney, 1 February 2017:

Greenpeace: Turnbull’s preposterous coal dogma smashed by record heat

Press release | 19 January, 2017 at 13:57

Sydney, 19 January 2016: Responding to the finding that 2016 was the hottest on record, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, Nikola Casule, said:

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