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Tuna: The quick species guide

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 2, 2014

Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and...

The perilous space between an oil tanker and a harbour

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 2, 2014

On Thursday, one of the busiest harbours in the world was the backdrop for a citizen action to do what governments are seemingly unable or unwilling to; reject arctic oil drilling and stand up to the single-minded and ecologically...

Tuna are for life, not just for lunch.

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | May 2, 2014

Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day, I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers, who have earned their place in history, but today they are sadly the icons of global...

Taking action, in freedom to #SaveTheArctic

Blog entry by Faiza Oulahsen | May 2, 2014

Today is the day. The very first barrels of Arctic oil have found their way to my home country. Gazprom, Russia’s biggest energy company, has shipped the first tanker with crude oil from the Arctic to the Rotterdam harbor, the...

Greenpeace ship to encounter the first shipment of Arctic oil

Blog entry by Jason Schwartz | May 1, 2014

The  rumors   are true , Greenpeace has sent the Rainbow Warrior III to find the Mikhail Ulyanov, a Russian oil tanker carrying a shipment from the first rig to ever extract oil from the Arctic. That rig, called Prirazlomnaya, is...

Good news: APP to "protect and restore" 1 million hectares of forests

Blog entry by Zulfahmi | April 29, 2014

During the long campaign to break Asia Pulp & Paper's (APP) deforestation habit there are some headlines I thought I would never get to write. But the above headline, like  the news last year that APP would commit to 'No Deforestation'...

Open Letter to Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's President

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 28, 2014

In the lead-up to the World Cup and following a trip to Brazil in March, I wrote to President Dilma Rousseff, asking her to welcome and embrace the protests in Brazil as an opportunity to build a more just, diverse and free society. ...

So long Shane, thanks for all the 'fush'

Blog entry by Nathan Argent | April 24, 2014

So Shane Jones is off. Retired from politics he says. Couldn’t give 100 percent to the cause so he did what he thought was best for the Party. Shane Jones has always been a polarising figure and never more so when it comes to his...

Matauri Bay: There are certain stories that get under your skin

Blog entry by Kate Paris | April 24, 2014

There are certain stories that get under your skin, stories that no matter how many times you hear them somehow strike you in a way that you never forget, stories that become a very part of you. The story of the bombing of the Rainbow...

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | April 22, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory...

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