2012 Oceans Press Releases

 

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A day to celebrate – South Korea abandons 'scientific' whaling plan

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-12-05

It’s been a turbulent five months for the future of whales in South Korea after the Seoul government made a shock statement in July at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama, announcing that it was planning a...

Time is running out for tuna

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | 2012-11-22

Sailing with the ship, flying with a helicopter, diving in the middle of the sea, I am on the journey of defending the Pacific Ocean . I am born and raised in Hong Kong, a city built on the oceans through trade, fishing, and famous...

There's no future in overfishing

Image | 2012-11-19 at 5:00

Two Greenpeace activists carry a banner reading "There's no future in over-fishing" in the hold of the ship 'Heng Xing 1'. The Cambodian flagged vessel was found in an area of international waters near the exclusive economic zone of Indonesia,...

The Esperanza's back in the Pacific

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | 2012-11-15

Greenpeace activists hold up a banner reading 'Ban The FAD' in Korean on an illegal fish aggregation device (FAD) in the waters of Palau's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  This was originally published on Greenpeace Philippines,...

Help end South Korea's whaling before it starts

Blog entry by Jeonghee Han | 2012-11-13

This originally appeared on Greenpeace International, November 5, 2012. Last summer Korea shocked the international community by announcing it would start ‘scientific’ whaling. Surprised by the controversy, our government took a...

China joins naysayers in plan to protect seas around Antarctica

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-11-06

Over the last year we've been part of a group of NGOs called the Antarctic Oceans Alliance, calling   for 3.6 square kilometres of Ross Sea habitats to be protected based on current scientific research.

Guangzhou school student joins Greenpeace to save the Arctic

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-11-01

Last summer one high school student in Guangzhou heard of Greenpeace's call for volunteers to help protect the Arctic. Ashley Chen was so moved by the plight of Arctic Ocean creatures such as the polar bear, that she signed up to...

The ship bringing hope to the oceans of East Asia

Blog entry by Monica Tan | 2012-10-18

The Esperanza was the first Greenpeace ship to be named by visitors to our web site. Users picked the Spanish word for "hope" – and true to its name the Esperanza has been bringing hope to a dark world for over 10 years now, giving...

From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean: two ships take on the tuna industry

Blog entry by Steve Smith | 2012-10-16

This post originally appeared on Greenpeace International, October 12, 2012. Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s...

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