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Esperanza arrives in the Solomons

Blog entry by Jess | 23 April, 2008

Last night, as the sun was setting, I got my first glimpse of land in 3 weeks. When I woke up, I could see that we were passing islands. The Esperanza pulled into Honiara, Solomon Islands this morning. The ship and crew were greeted...

Dove viral -- the backing track...

Blog entry by brianfit | 22 April, 2008 4 comments

We've had a couple requests here about the music in our new viral video, Onslaught(er) , which takes on Dove's use of palm oil in their beauty products. Palm plantations are destroying rainforests, which in turn is contributing to...

Top Dove video on YouTube

Blog entry by eoin | 22 April, 2008 4 comments

Go take a look -- Search YouTube for "Dove" -- and you'll see our new video top of the list. I wonder what the marketing folk at Unilever (the company behind Dove soap) will think when they see that. Last month we polled...

Orang-utans swing into action to stop Dove destroying rainforests for palm oil

Blog entry by Jamie | 21 April, 2008 4 comments

Today, we're launching the next stage in our campaign to protect the rainforests of Indonesia from the expansion of the palm oil industry and direct actions are taking place in London, Rome and Rotterdam. Our volunteers, dressed as...

U.S. purse seiner confronted in the South Pacific

Blog entry by Jess | 20 April, 2008 3 comments

At 8:30 this morning, I stood on the deck of the Esperanza staring out at a ship in the distance. We had spotted a fishing vessel in international waters and had sent a team to see if they were actually fishing. As the information...

Sure do love those flyin fish

Blog entry by Jess | 19 April, 2008 2 comments

This morning I woke up still pretty sore from spending a whole day in the RHIBS on the open ocean Wednesday. I glanced over at the alarm clock and realized I had more than an hour before I had to get up for breakfast. I looked out the...

Destructive Fishing Gear Confiscated!

Blog entry by Jess | 17 April, 2008 7 comments

Today I witnessed the kind of fishing practices that are threatening to drive the tuna fisheries in the South Pacific to near collapse. In a time span shorter than a normal day at work, I witnessed both a purse seiner and a FAD (Fish...

Al Gore talk at hyperspeed

Blog entry by Andrew | 16 April, 2008

I'll admit it. I never watched his movie, never saw the slideshow. Thought they were great for other people, but I already know how dangerous climate change is. Plus, I'm a busy busy person. (I mean, aren't we all?) Still... Always...

Greek fishermen hungry for a cause

Blog entry by Lisa | 16 April, 2008

Some exciting news from the Mediterranean... On Monday, after a day of demonstrations by Greek fishermen, against a government decision to allow trawling in near-shore waters , 19 fishermen started a hunger strike outside the ministry...

Palau proposes protection for fish

Blog entry by Jess | 16 April, 2008 1 comment

Big news here in the South Pacific today. The president of Palau announced the Fisheries Protection Act of 2008. With an acknowledgment that large scale fishing operations are responsible for the decline of the world’s fish stocks,...

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