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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...

Reality check required on world's forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 17, 2015

Such is the gap between World Forestry Congresses (5 years) that it prompted one of the facilitators to describe it as the forestry sector's Olympics and World Cup rolled into one. Taking place in Durban last week, the United...

Delivering renewable energy for all: Let's go all the way!

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | September 17, 2015

Little has been transformed more in recent years than the world of energy. It's hard to think of a sector that has undergone more changes in the years between the 2000 launch of the Millennium Development Goals and the new 2015...

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