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Whales given respite: Attempts to resume trade blocked at first hurdle

Press release | April 17, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace today congratulated countries which rejected four proposals by Japan and Norway to revive commercial whaling at the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya

Thirteen percent of BP Amoco vote support Greenpeace resolution

Press release | April 14, 2000 at 0:00

The highest vote for an environmental resolution anywhere in the world was achieved when BP Amoco shareholders voted on a resolution initiated by Greenpeace, at the BP Amoco Annual General Meeting in London yesterday (overnight NZ time).

Greenpeace takes its opposition to Northstar to the BP Amoco boardroom

Press release | April 13, 2000 at 0:00

A coalition of environmentalists and investors from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, have combined to challenge BP Amoco's lack of action on climate change at the company’s Annual General Meeting in London at 11am, 13 April (UK...

Greenpeace activists continue confrontation at BP Arctic oil site for second day

Press release | April 12, 2000 at 0:00

Another five Greenpeace activists have been arrested in the Arctic, as Greenpeace continues to confront the construction of BP’s controversial Northstar offshore oil project.(1)

New Zealander arrested in icy action

Press release | April 11, 2000 at 0:00

New Zealander, Tanya Popp of Coromandel, has been arrested while attempting to protect the sensitive and fragile Arctic environment from climate change.

Greenpeace calls on Japan and Norway to withdraw proposals to overturn trade ban on...

Press release | April 9, 2000 at 0:00

As the Japanese whaling fleet offloaded its cargo of 439 minke whales hunted illegally in the protected Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Greenpeace called on Japan and Norway to withdraw their proposals to resume an international trade in whales.

Greenpeace reveals new pirate landing

Press release | April 6, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace exposed a well-known illegal fishing vessel, the Belize-flagged Rita, landing its catch of 90 tonnes of toothfish in Port Louis, Mauritius late last night (NZ time). Greenpeace has called on the Mauritian authorities to take immediate...

Mauritius: time to close port to toothfish pirates – says Greenpeace

Press release | April 5, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace has called on Mauritius to close its port to pirate fishing vessels. The Greenpeace vessel MV Arctic Sunrise is currently in Port Louis, Mauritius, the primary port used by the pirate vessels to land illegally caught toothfish from the...

Greenpeace exposes GE contamination of Nestle food in New Zealand

Press release | March 30, 2000 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists today have halted distribution of Nestle products at Nestle’s South Auckland distribution centre. The action aims to prevent food potentially contaminated with GE ingredients from being distributed.

Nestle NZ defer to Australia to defend their use of GE ingredients in food

Press release | March 30, 2000 at 0:00

In response to Greenpeace’s invitation to Nestle New Zealand – to make a commitment to remove genetically engineered ingredients from their food products - Nestle has refused to offer to New Zealand consumers what Nestle consumers currently enjoy...

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