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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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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Governments make slow progress on high seas protection but people’s wave of change is...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 27 August, 2013

The UN meeting in New York discussing high seas protection ended last Friday without a splash for the oceans, but the wave of change generated by thousands of people around the world made an inspiring impact. The meeting in...

Greenpeace calls for tuna fishing nations to rescue Pacific tunas

Press release | 26 August, 2013 at 8:54

Tokyo, 26 August 2013 - Greenpeace International warned the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission on Monday that time is running out to rescue Pacific bigeye tuna stocks and urged fishing nations to jointly reduce catches before it's...

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 19 August, 2013 3 comments

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Toxic fumes, dying marine life: the reality of PTT's oil spill

Blog entry by Sirasa Kantaratanakul | 2 August, 2013 3 comments

News of an oil leak within the Gulf of Thailand broke on the morning of Saturday, July 27, with reports that 50,000 litres of crude oil had leaked from a pipeline operated by PTT Global Chemical Public Limited just 20 kilometers...

Postcard from Thailand - a polluted paradise

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 31 July, 2013 10 comments

The tiny island of Koh Samet is home to long pale beaches, forests and beautiful geography, but the fine, white sands of this Thai island and the clear blue waters that surround it have been turned sticky and black by crude oil spilled...

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