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Witnesses arrested, accused walks free!

Feature story | April 14, 2006 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — Bearing witness to the mass murder of Olive Ridley turtles can cost you dearly in the strange world we inhabit. 12 Greenpeace activists were arrested in New Delhi this morning, for having brought evidence of turtle mortality...

Turtles invade Taj Land's End, seek new home

Press release | June 27, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Under threat of displacement by Tata's mega port at Dhamra in Orissa, four 'Olive Ridley Sea Turtles' sought refuge in the swimming pool of the Taj Land's End Hotel (a Tata concern) at Bandra. Tongue in cheek, the turtles opened a...

Greenpeace asks TATAs to “Take a turtle-friendly look at life”

Press release | June 19, 2007 at 3:30

MUMBAI, India — Challenging TATAs insurance slogan “Take a new look at life” four turtles appeared at the Mumbai Office of TATA AIG Life Insurance, asking for insurance cover to protect them from Tata’s proposed port at Dhamra in Orissa. The...

Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza docks in Chennai for 'Defending our Oceans' tour

Press release | July 17, 2006 at 3:30

CHENNAI, India — MV Esperanza, an iconic campaigning ship of the environmental group Greenpeace, docked at Chennai Port this morning for a week-long tour of the sub-continent to highlight the fragile beauty and vulnerability of India's coastal...

Turtle Massacre in Orissa: Greenpeace holds Chief Minister responsible

Press release | April 14, 2006 at 3:30

NEW DELHI, India — In an early morning wake-up call, Greenpeace activists today confronted Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Orissa, with evidence of his government's ineptitude and inability to protect the endangered Olive Ridley turtles...

Greenpeace recreates Turtle Graveyard in Orissa capital: Forest department confesses...

Press release | April 3, 2006 at 3:30

BHUBANESWAR, India — Greenpeace today confronted the Chief Wildlife Warden of Orissa, with an 'I Witness' report of the mass deaths of Olive Ridley turtles on the beaches of Orissa. Activists bearing crosses and posters with pictures of dead...

Congress upset over Earth Day initiative in Kolkata

Press release | April 23, 2010 at 16:31

KOLKATA, India — An awareness initiative undertaken by Greenpeace India to commemorate Earth Day has attracted the wrath of the Congress Party in Kolkata. With municipal elections looming, Congress officials are upset over hoardings that portray...

Jaago Re, 25,000 Indians tell Jairam Ramesh

Press release | April 8, 2010 at 11:19

NEW DELHI, India — At 8 a.m. this morning, along with his morning tea, Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh was presented with a wake up call – literally. Eight volunteers presented Mr. Ramesh with a petition asking him to wake up...

Turtles nest; port threat persists : Environmentalists

Press release | March 25, 2009 at 4:30

BHUBHANESHWAR, India — Greenpeace welcomed the news of return of mass-nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles at Nasi Islands off the Gahirmatha coast. Reports available from the Department of Forests – Wildlife, Government of Orissa suggest that over...

Dhamra port controversy

Press release | February 26, 2009 at 4:30

BANGALORE, India — The dialogue between an alliance of environmental organisations and TATA Steel and other promoters of the Dhamra Port hit a dead end on 20 February 2009, after TATA refused to consider any suspension of dredging work at the...

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