Defending Our Oceans

All around the world, our oceans are in crisis.

Our appetite for fish is threatening to overwhelm the ocean’s ecology, while the slaughter of whales and industrial fishing methods are destroying endangered species.

The oceans are the source of all life on earth, and every day, they continue to nurture us. They provide half the oxygen we breathe. They regulate our climate and our rainfall. They give us a bounty of seafood; they revitalize us with their beauty and their splendor.

In return, many people treat the ocean as both landfill and bottomless provider. Its creatures are harvested to the point of extinction, and pollution, trash and oil spills are thoughtlessly dumped back.

Over 80% of the earth’s creatures live in the oceans, and we too depend on the oceans for a healthy planet. We need to protect our oceans because without them life on Earth would not – and cannot – exist.

Greenpeace is striving to end illegal and pirate fishing, reduce fishing efforts, and establish marine reserves throughout the Pacific.

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No fish, no future!

Image | 2012-03-26 at 14:27

Greenpeace activists project a huge image onto Taiwan's Fisheries Agency building in Kaohsiung, with text reading: "No Fish, No Future", and "Marine Reserves Now". The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza arrives in Kaohsiung to kick start a two week...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza urges action to save Pacific tuna

Press release | 2012-03-24 at 1:00

Kaohsiung, 23 March 2012 – The Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Kaohsiung to kick start a two-week-tour calling for marine conservation measures. Having sailed all over the world to expose illegal fishing activities, document and survey our...

Best of the rest: what we clicked on this week around the web

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-03-23

Every Friday we round-up the links that picked up buzz on the internet. Most of them we also shared throughout the week on Facebook , Twitter and Pinterest . Pics: Rare Chinese white dolphin saved from dirty Guangdong river...

Taiwan says: No more hot air on tuna conservation

Press release | 2012-03-09 at 12:00

Taipei, March 3, 2012 – Greenpeace flew its famous hot air balloon over Taipei for the first time to urge the Taiwanese Fisheries Agency and other Asian fishing powers to protect the Pacific and its valuable tuna populations in the upcoming...

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