Save the oceans

If you happened to be near Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong you might have spotted a rainbow over the sea. That rainbow belongs to Greenpeace largest and fastest ship, the Esperanza, which was in town to highlight the plight of our oceans.

In Mainland China our campaigner Wang Haibo urges the country to support global marine reserves in an urgent blog post.

Also on the Mainland comes the release of China's 'Toxic Release Inventory', which discloses information around environmentally hazardous chemicals. It is a powerful tool to promote the reduction of polluting emissions from factories.

In Taiwan our daring action involving 10 Greenpeace volunteers at the country's largest shipyard has triggered extensive media debate regarding marine resource depletion. 

South Korea's online and street petition to support the Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserves was delivered to the South Korean government delegation, who are currently attending CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) in Australia.

Image: Activists from Greenpeace hold a banner reading 'Save Our Oceans' in front of an abandoned fishing net at Pak A, Sai Kung District, Hong Kong. © Alex Hofford / Greenpeace