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Japanese whalers to target endangered Sei whales

Press release | March 1, 2002 at 0:00

Fifty Sei whales, officially listed as an endangered species in the IUCN red data book (1), are to be caught by a Japanese factory ship in an expansion of their 'scientific' whaling program in the North Pacific. The Japanese Government had tried...

Anti-whaling countries held to ransom

Press release | February 26, 2002 at 0:00

Away from public notice and behind closed doors delegates of the International Whaling Commission are hammering out a final plan to resume commercial whaling. Outside Auckland’s Ascot Metropolis hotel where the delegates are staying Greenpeace is...

French nuclear company Areva not wanted in America’s Cup

Press release | February 20, 2002 at 0:00

Major French sponsor of the French entry in the America’s Cup feels the pressure as New Zealanders demand Areva pull out of the America’s Cup.

Global whale warning - vote buying is as lethal as a live harpoon

Press release | January 23, 2002 at 0:00

Greenpeace activists in 14 countries around the world are today issuing an Urgent Whale Warning.

Star Wars activists walk free

Press release | January 18, 2002 at 0:00

California - Nine Greenpeace activists today walked free from court after pleading guilty to conspiring to trespass on a military base, during a peaceful protest against the Star Wars missile defence programme last July.

Buying the world's whales - Greenpeace exposes multi-million price tag!

Press release | January 16, 2002 at 0:00

The Japanese Government has already spent more than NZ $755m on buying a return to full scale commercial whaling, said Greenpeace today after its expedition ship MV Arctic Sunrise docked in Melbourne.

Western european companies dump toxic ships on Turkish beach

Press release | January 14, 2002 at 0:00

Seventeen Greenpeace activists, including New Zealanders Leslie Sinkiss and David Haussnann, were arrested this morning after unfolding a banner that said “Stop Toxic Shipbreaking” on board of a Swiss ship, “Star of Venice”, which they had...

US Attorney's office drops felony charges against Greenpeace Star Wars 17

Press release | January 9, 2002 at 0:00

The US Attorney's Office has agreed to drop the two felony charges against the 15 Greenpeace activists including New Zealand resident Henk Haazen and two freelance journalists who were due to stand trial in Los Angeles today, following a peaceful...

Greenpeace blocks whalers line of fire

Press release | December 22, 2001 at 0:00

Auckland/Southern Ocean: After several days being battered by gale force winds the Greenpeace activists on board the MV Arctic Sunrise – currently protesting Antarctic whaling – were again able to launch inflatable boats, and late last night...

Antarctic whales harpooned for profit or science?

Press release | December 17, 2001 at 0:00

Auckland/Southern Oceans – Greenpeace activists today repeatedly drove inflatable boats between an Antarctic whaling boat and its factory ship Nisshin Maru to slow the transfer of a freshly harpooned minke whale.

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