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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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Greenpeace India faces shutdown in one month

Press release | 6 May, 2015 at 15:16

New Delhi, May 5, 2015 - Greenpeace India has one month left to fight for its survival following a government crackdown on civil society. The Indian government recently froze the environmental NGO's bank accounts, leaving just enough funds...

Aussie tuna transformation a consumer success story

Press release | 4 May, 2015 at 16:39

Sydney, 4 May 2015, For the first time ever the majority of tuna brands on Australian supermarket shelves have converted to sourcing from environmentally responsible fishing methods.

Indian Home Affairs Ministry attempting to shut Greenpeace India down

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 12:06

New Delhi, 14 April 2015 – Following the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again blocking Greenpeace India’s ability to receive money from overseas, Samit Aich, Executive Director of Greenpeace India said today:

Environmental groups and seafood industry demand better seafood labelling

Press release | 15 April, 2015 at 10:07

15 April 2015, Sydney: For the first time, an alliance of environmental and industry groups have today united to call for clear seafood labelling in Australia.

French banks reject Reef destruction, refuse to finance Galilee coal projects

Press release | 9 April, 2015 at 9:07

Sydney, April 8 2015 - Australia’s four largest banks should follow the lead set by three of France’s biggest banks and rule out financing the controversial Carmichael coal mining project in Queensland, Greenpeace Australia says.

Greenpeace investigation: 'fake' and chips sold in Melbourne takeaways

Press release | 26 March, 2015 at 12:17

26 March 2015, Melbourne: New results from a Greenpeace investigation have today revealed mislabelling of flake in Melbourne fish and chips shops. The revelations put further pressure on the federal government to improve Australia’s food...

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