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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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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:

Greenpeace ‘Horrified at random killing of marine life’ and call for non-lethal...

Press release | 17 January, 2017 at 12:17

Sydney, 17 January 2017: Greenpeace Australia Pacific says new figures on marine life killed by nets through the NSW shark meshing programme are horrifying and show the need for non-lethal options, which could prove more effective at protecting...

Greenpeace: Turnbull should emulate Obama, Trudeau after BP exit

Press release | 22 December, 2016 at 13:14

Sydney, 22 December: Greenpeace has called on Malcolm Turnbull to show leadership and stop Great Australian Bight oil drilling following BP’s final withdrawal of its bid and US and Canadian decisions yesterday to end Arctic oil drilling.

Leaked BP report sparks concerns over safety

Press release | 14 December, 2016 at 10:32

Sydney and London, 13 December 2016: BP’s withdrawal from the Great Australian Bight this October was an even luckier break than previously thought, said Greenpeace Australia Pacific today after The Financial Times and Energydesk published...

Greenpeace welcomes ban on plastic bags in Queensland

Press release | 25 November, 2016 at 16:21

Sydney, 25 November 2016 – Responding to the Queensland state government’s ban on single-use plastic bags from 2018, Greenpeace campaigner Samantha Wockner said:

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