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Greenpeace, BFAR vow to end illegal fishing, “the scourge of Philippine seas”

Press release | July 19, 2013 at 23:16

Pio Duran, Albay — Greenpeace and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) today vowed to end illegal fishing, which they said was the “scourge of the Philippine seas.”

Illegal dumpsite in Manila Bay shut down by Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 8:32

Manila—Early this morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia, crew from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, and members of EcoWaste Coalition shut down Pier 18, an illegal dumpsite, operating on the shores of Manila Bay.

Thousands rally in Bicol to “defend the oceans” against illegal fishing

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 8:00

Donsol, Sorsogon Province —Today, more than a thousand people marched in Bicol province in a rally meant to “defend the oceans” from illegal and destructive fishing.

Comprehensive rehab of Manila Bay is possible, necessary

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 11:44

Manila —The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived today in Manila Bay amid calls for a comprehensive rehab of the country’s most famous body of water. The call came as scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute...

Save the Philippine Seas before it’s too late

Press release | June 7, 2013 at 12:27

Manila—“Save the Philippine seas now—before it’s too late,” Greenpeace, marine experts and fisherfolk made the call today as they renewed their demand for the Philippine government to enact and enforce stronger policies to preserve the country’s...

Ocean Defender Tour starts in one of the country’s oldest marine sanctuaries

Press release | July 9, 2013 at 12:08

Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental – The largest ship in the Greenpeace fleet, Esperanza, arrived today in Apo Island, home to one of the country’s oldest community-managed marine reserves, to mark the start of its three week journey from the...

Hope amid devastation in one of the world’s best marine sanctuaries

Feature story | July 10, 2013 at 17:18

Divers from Silliman University, Coastal Conservation and Education foundation, and Greenpeace today surveyed the massive coral damage in Apo Island. The documentation of the reef check in Apo Island is part of the activities around the visit of...

Guns, goons and garbage: Illegal waste dump threatens violence on peaceful...

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 11:26

Manila— PhilEco, the company which owns the illegal waste dump in Manila Bay’s Pier 18, has pulled out guns and has threatened to shoot peaceful environmental activists involved in a non-violent protest to shut down their polluting facility.

Greenpeace to submit evidence of fishing violations by Philippines, Southeast Asian...

Press release | December 1, 2012 at 13:00

Manila - Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Manila today presenting the findings of its four week expedition in the Pacific ocean. The activist group announced it will formally submit a dossier detailing violations of fishing rules by the...

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Page | July 20, 2013 at 0:30

Southeast Asia’s marine ecosystems are among the world’s richest—and the most threatened. The region is home to the Coral Triangle, one of the most important global centers of marine biodiversity. These waters are home to at least 500 known...

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