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Japan, whaling and the Esperanza

Feature story | April 3, 2007 at 0:00

It is cherry blossom season here in Japan, and Tokyo is beautiful, with lovely spring weather and trees in full bloom. Unfortunately while people here enjoy the season, our ship the Esperanza is at sea in force 8 conditions as organisations...

Cargill's controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Feature story | March 29, 2007 at 1:19

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA). The orders to close the port came after a seven-year legal battle by the...

Whalers' factory ship arrives in Tokyo

Feature story | March 25, 2007 at 0:00

The Nisshin Maru arrived in Tokyo Bay today. Its time in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was cut short by a tragic fire, which claimed the life of one crew member and threatened the Antarctic environment. Over the course of this past season...

Esperanza refuels in Sydney: Howard heads to Japan

Feature story | March 9, 2007 at 1:28

After 42 days at sea the Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Sydney this morning. It will spend 48 hours re-supplying and then sail directly for Japan.

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale...

Image | March 9, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. After 42 days at sea, part of which was spent assisting the fire-disabled whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru and then escorting the entire whaling...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale...

Image | March 9, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. After 42 days at sea, part of which was spent assisting the fire-disabled whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru and then escorting the entire whaling...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale...

Image | March 9, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. After 42 days at sea, part of which was spent assisting the fire-disabled whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru and then escorting the entire whaling...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale...

Image | March 9, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza sails into Sydney Harbour from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. After 42 days at sea, part of which was spent assisting the fire-disabled whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru and then escorting the entire whaling...

VICTORY! Marsden B is no more

Feature story | March 7, 2007 at 0:00

To be or not to be? ... well the answer for Marsden B at least is not to be. The struggle against Marsden B has seen a nine day occupation, high court challenges, protest marches, record numbers of public submissions, Surfers Against Sulphur,...

Whaling season over

Feature story | February 28, 2007 at 23:14

Today the whaling fleet crossed the 60 degree latitude, leaving the whaling grounds behind - at least for this season. Officials in Tokyo have finally acknowledged publicly that the deadly fire crippling the fleet's factory ship means an early...

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