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Greenpeace exposes Stolen 'Scientific' Whale Meat Scandal - Investigation by Japan's...

Press release | 15 May, 2008 at 2:56

A box of whale meat illicitly removed by crew of the Nisshin Maru, the whaling factory ship, following this year's Southern Ocean whale hunt was put on display by Greenpeace activists in Tokyo this morning, prior to being handed over to the...

Endangered Species Act threatens Polar Bears

Feature story | 15 May, 2008 at 0:00

For the last three years, the US Department of Interior has been dragging its feet when it comes to protecting the polar bear. It has now finally listed the polar bear as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. This might seem like a victory...

Japanese government to investigate whale meat scandal (UPDATED)

Feature story | 15 May, 2008 at 0:00

Stake outs, testimony from informers, hidden cameras and tailing trucks full of stolen goods - it reads like a Hollywood movie, but it was an every day experience for Greenpeace activists in Japan, who have spent four months cracking open a major...

Greenpeace investigation: Japan's stolen whale meat scandal

Publication | 15 May, 2008 at 0:00

A four-month-long undercover investigation by Greenpeace uncovers some of the whaling industry's dirtiest secrets -- including embezzlement of whale meat from the taxpayer-subsidized programme.

Pirate of the Pacific busted by Greenpeace

Feature story | 12 May, 2008 at 0:00

We caught an illegal tuna purse seiner (Queen Evelyn 168) in the Pacific Commons on Friday. This Philippines-flagged vessel was close to the transfer of tuna between her sister vessel and a refrigerated mothership. It was likely that transfer of...

Greenpeace calls on UN biosafety conference to make: “genetic polluters pay”

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 0:00

From 12-16 May, governments from around the world will gather in Bonn, Germany to hammer out the final details of global liability and redress measures for damage caused by genetically engineered (GE) organisms. Greenpeace will attend the 4th...

Greenpeace Exposes Tuna Pirate in the High Seas

Press release | 9 May, 2008 at 0:00

Today Greenpeace exposed an illegal tuna purse seiner, the Queen Evelyn 168, in a pocket of international waters between Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. This Philippines-flagged vessel was at the site of a transfer of...

Safety of GM Crops? Alarm bells ring for European Commissioners

Feature story | 7 May, 2008 at 0:00

The GM food industry suffered another serious setback today as European Commissioners overturned the verdict of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), who had given assurances that three new types of GM crops were safe. For the first time,...

Fishing out the Pirates of the Mediterranean updated

Feature story | 7 May, 2008 at 0:00

Just a few days into our three-month “Defending Our Mediterranean” tour, and already the Arctic Sunrise has come face-to-face with pirates. In the early hours of the morning, we confiscated almost two kilometres of illegal driftnet, containing...

Greenpeace confiscates ‘wall of death’ fishing net in the Mediterranean Sea

Press release | 7 May, 2008 at 0:00

Activists onboard the Greenpeace vessel, Arctic Sunrise, confronted Italian fishing “pirates” in the Mediterranean Sea and confiscated almost two kilometres of illegal driftnet containing dead undersized bluefin tuna and a small sea turtle that...

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