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A letter to Tangaroa, God of the sea

Blog entry by Rosalind Atkinson | September 23, 2015

Tangaroa. Atua of the oceans. This is not a structured argument. It's not an informative 101 on fisheries management. It's an apology, and an expression of my own grief, and a love letter. Some humans have forgotten some things. ...

Renewable energy for all. Is it possible?

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | September 23, 2015

A world powered 100% by renewables seems like a faraway fantasy. But is it actually possible? "100% renewables!" It's a buzz-phrase that loves being thrown around by environmentalists, passionate protesters and science...

Shark identification, with a little help from our friends

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | September 22, 2015

Last week in the Pacific high seas, we busted a Taiwanese longliner fishing illegally . The case sent shock waves around the region and the tuna industry. Taiwan’s Fisheries Agency agreed to meet with our colleagues in Taiwan after...

Honouring courage and compassion: Peace Day 2015

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | September 21, 2015

I was 22 years old when I had to leave my homeland, South Africa. I had no choice. I was living underground for a year by then, to avoid being arrested. This was 1987, in the midst of one of the most bloody and violent periods in the...

Energy Revolution 2015

Publication | September 21, 2015 at 11:00

This is the year when the fight against climate change could take a dramatic turn. The conference in Paris in December presents political and business leaders with the opportunity to take the critical decisions needed if we are to keep average...

The Story of Greenpeace & the story Greenpeace tells

Blog entry by Brian Fitzgerald | September 21, 2015

The documentary film How To Change the World has just splashed out on cinema screens in nine countries.   [Showing in New Zealand this week .]  It is by far the best telling of the origin story of Greenpeace I've ever seen, and I've...

Fuel slick hundreds of miles from land

Blog entry by Andrew Davies | September 18, 2015

My dawn lookout watch was going well. Strong, fresh breeze coming almost straight at us. Spotted a few flying fish. In the distance, an area of flatter water. Odd. Maybe a patch with less wind? Then, faintly at first, a whiff of diesel...

Nauru calling for overhaul of Pacific fisheries following Greenpeace bust

Blog entry by Kate Simcock | September 18, 2015

Today Nauru became the third Pacific Island State to stand up for conservation and ban transshipping in its waters.  That’s a big stand for the smallest state in the South Pacific, especially in the face of significant pressure from...

Living on the brink: What happens if all the sharks die?

Blog entry by Sophie Schroder | September 18, 2015

Paul Hilton has watched countless sharks have the fins sliced from their bodies, some of them still alive and left to suffer an excruciating death. The thought almost brings him to tears. The conservation photojournalist is on...

FADs – Floating Atoll Destroyers

Blog entry by Dr. Cat Dorey | September 18, 2015

The remote island atolls of St François and Farquhar are part of the Alphonse and Farquhar outer island groups in the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Like most of the Seychelles, these atolls are important nesting sites for...

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