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Southern Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 17:00

The penguins are calling! Over twenty years ago nations pledged to protect Antarctica and dedicate the continent as a place for peace and science, because millions of people demanded it. But the penguins, whales, fish and even the smallest krill...

We Love Japan, But Whaling Breaks Our Hearts

Feature story | 14 February, 2007 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists took to the streets across the globe on Valentine's Day to send a message of love to Japan from 28 different countries, while at the same time demanding the government end high seas whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Is Japan secretly planning to build a new whaling ship?

Feature story | 12 December, 2007 at 0:00

All around the world, increasing numbers of people and governments are urging Japan to give up its whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. Back in Japan however, there is evidence that plans are emerging to build a brand new...

Japan’s whaling fleet: effectively nationalised and running on empty

Press release | 20 December, 2012 at 2:03

Tokyo, December 20, 2012 – Greenpeace and 18 Japanese NGOs called on the Japanese government to end its unprofitable whaling operations and refocus on domestic priorities as the factory ship of the country's so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet...

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature story | 10 December, 2007 at 0:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

James Bond the whale...licensed to krill

Feature story | 7 November, 2007 at 0:00

Even among people who agree that whales should not be killed needlessly in the name of research, opinions diverge wildly when it comes to naming them. So far we have received over 8,000 entries to name some of the whales that were tagged for the...

Greenpeace demands Japan end commercial whaling as new financial woes emerge

Press release | 26 September, 2012 at 5:34

Tokyo, September 26, 2012 – Greenpeace Japan and the Dolphin & Whale Action Network, a Japanese NGO, today demanded that the Japanese government end taxpayer subsidies for its unprofitable whaling industry as reports revealed that ongoing...

Greenpeace, Japanese NGOs Demand End To Whaling Subsidies

Press release | 6 December, 2011 at 7:18

Tokyo, Japan, 6 December, 2011 – Greenpeace joined other Japanese non-governmental organisations today in publically condemning the Japanese government’s increased financial support for its “scientific” whaling fleet (1), as it departed for the...

Whaling and whaling subsidies still unnecessary

Press release | 31 March, 2012 at 4:13

Tokyo, Japan, 31 March 2012 – As Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet returned to port this morning, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director Junichi Sato said: “Japan’s disgraced whaling fleet has once again returned to Japan from its shameful,...

Esperanza in Auckland

Feature story | 9 January, 2007 at 0:00

9 January 2007 - The sun wasn't shining, but there were smiles all round as about 60 people stood on Princes Wharf to welcome our ship, the Esperanza. The ship is in New Zealand for two weeks and will be open to the public during her visit.

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