Human beach art calls for marine reserves in Taiwan

More than 100 hundred volunteers participated in a Greenpeace-organised human banner activity where they composed the words "Marine Reserves Now" in Chinese on Baisha beach, Kenting National Park, Taiwan. Greenpeace is promoting the implementation of marine reserves in Taiwan and is campaigning for Taiwanese support for the creation of international marine reserves in Western and Central Pacific ocean. Read more

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Human beach art calls for marine reserves in Taiwan
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Defending our Pacific - East Asian Tour

The Rainbow Warrior II, is visiting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Korea as part of the international Greenpeace campaign to defend the Pacific. A truly global ocean, the Pacific provides millions with food, jobs and a future. The once tuna-rich Pacific is now under serious threat by years of overfishing. The future of marine life and those reliant on the Pacific now hangs in the balance.

This trend can be reversed by reducing fishing effort and capacity - creating marine reserves and stoping the use of our oceans as a waste dump. There is an opportunity to expand the protection of the Pacific Ocean by building on the current protection of international waters - turning them into fully protected marine reserves.

You can help defend the Pacific by writing to one of the big companies responsible for selling tuna from this region - Princes.

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US on Rio Earth Summit oceans rescue plan: “no we won’t!”

Blog entry by Nathalie Rey | June 15, 2012

Day two of the negotiating sessions for this once in a decade meeting on sustainable development, and we seem to be drifting even further away from in the future we want here at Rio+20 . Progress to agree final outcomes continues to...

We need fewer boats, more fish to save our oceans

Blog entry by Mark Dia, Greenpeace Southeast Asia | May 25, 2012 2 comments

I’m here in Bangkok at a gathering of hundreds of tuna business officials , policy-makers and even a few environmental advocates like myself. It’s been a long week of discussion about the future of the industry, including a lot about...

Why an oceans rescue plan must be agreed at Rio

Blog entry by Richard Page | May 24, 2012

It’s only a few weeks until the Rio+20 Earth Summit and although the countdown has started, the world’s politicians still don’t understand that our long-term future is at stake. Our future depends on protecting the global...

Protecting Antarctica, the heart of the ocean

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | May 21, 2012

For many people the Antarctic is little more than a far-away frozen region, literally at the edge of the world; with sterile glaciers, icebergs and colonies of not-so ‘Happy Feet’ penguins, buffeted for much of their lives in the...

Update from Senegal: victory for our oceans

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula, Greenpeace Africa | May 10, 2012 2 comments

Last week, the Senegalese government cancelled all fishing permits for foreign “ pelagic trawlers ,” large fishing vessels that drag nets below the surface of the ocean. This should remind leaders that with political will and...

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