What you can do

#Biodiversity #Oceans PETITION: Ban bottom trawling on seamounts

Join the call to demand that the NZ Govt bans bottom trawling on seamounts and similar deep sea features, and…

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#Biodiversity #Fishing #Oceans Protect The Oceans

From climate change and plastics, to deep sea mining and overfishing –  the threats facing our oceans are growing and…

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#Biodiversity #Oceans PETITION: Ban seabed mining

Seabed mining is a new threat to the oceans. Now is our chance to prevent the destruction before it’s too…

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#Oceans PETITION: Support the creation of global ocean sanctuaries Jacinda Ardern

From destructive fishing and mining, to climate change – the threats facing our oceans are growing greater by the day.…

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#Freshwater PETITION: Get nitrates out of our drinking water

Call on the Government to lower the limit for nitrates in drinking water to safe levels

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#Oceans PETITION: Cameras on boats to protect the oceans

Call on the NZ Govt to commit to implementing cameras on the whole commercial fishing fleet before the end of…

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#Climate Change #Forests PETITION: Save the Amazon

Add your name to tell the Brazilian government to save the Amazon Rainforest and protect the lands of Indigenous and…

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#Clean Energy #Climate Change PETITION: Solarise New Zealand to Build Back better

Call on Energy Minister Megan Woods to put solar panels and batteries on 500k homes by 2030

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#Biodiversity #Fishing #Oceans Ban Bottom Trawling on Seamounts

At home and far out to sea, our oceans are being plundered for profit by the fishing industry through bottom…

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#Forests Tell Oreo to stop rainforest destruction

The makers of Oreo continue to buy palm oil from Wilmar, the dirtiest palm oil giant in the world. Tell…

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#Climate Change #Food&Farming SUBMISSION: Have your say on our climate future

The Climate Commission has put together a draft plan for how New Zealand can reduce its emissions – and they…

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#Climate Change Call on OMV to drop drilling permits in New Zealand

OMV, I demand that you stop oil and gas exploration in New Zealand, and give up your drilling permits here…

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#Biodiversity #Fishing #Oceans Open Letter for Oceans Protection

Imagine a future where the ocean thrives. Where endangered species have been brought back from the brink, and families can…

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#Forests Tell big companies to drop dirty palm oil

The time is up for forest-destroying products. We’re calling on big brands like Unilever, Nestlé and Mondelez to keep their…

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#Fishing #Oceans #Plastics Stop Ghost Fishing Gear

Ghost fishing gear is wreaking havoc on our oceans. Discarded nets, ropes and other fishing waste makes up 10% of…

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Publications

Licence to Clear: The Dark Side of Permitting in West Papua

April 2021

Our new report ‘License to Clear’ urges national and provincial governments in Indonesia to seize a fleeting opportunity to intervene in a vast area slated for deforestation for palm oil…

Ghost Gear: The Abandoned Fishing Nets Haunting Our Oceans

November 2019

An estimated 640,000 tonnes of abandoned or lost fishing equipment, or ‘ghost gear’, enter the ocean every year, equivalent in weight to more than 50 thousand double-decker buses.

The Wild West Atlantic

November 2019

In the south-west Atlantic, along the Patagonian shelf, an area of international waters known as the Blue Hole is home to unique ecosystems and iconic species, such as the southern…

False Solutions Report: Throwing Away The Future

October 2019

How companies still have it wrong on plastic pollution ‘solutions’.

Greenpeace Submission on the Hector’s and Māui Dolphin Threat Management Plan 2019

August 2019

Our native dolphins can flourish in our waters once again. We have an opportunity to turn the tide on the global biodiversity crisis and show what true guardianship and protection…

Deep water: the emerging threat of deep sea mining

July 2019

Our new report, In Deep Water: The Emerging Threat Of Deep Sea Mining, takes a look at a new direction in ocean exploitation. The oceans are facing more threats now…

30 x 30: A Blueprint For Ocean Protection

April 2019

30×30: A Blueprint for Ocean Protection, is a groundbreaking scientific study that maps out how to protect a third of the world’s oceans by 2030.

Greenpeace submission on Fisheries Review

March 2019

Greenpeace submission to Fisheries New Zealand, requesting independent review into fisheries management, cameras on boats, and further changes to the industry.

Greenpeace submission to the New Zealand Government’s Tax Working Group on the Future of Tax

February 2019

New Zealand’s water quality, soil health, and biodiversity are in decline, and emissions of dangerous greenhouse gases are increasing. We have a moral obligation to future generations to curb this…

A crisis of convenience. The corporations behind the plastics pollution pandemic

October 2018

The sight of rivers, oceans and communities overwhelmed with plastic waste has become a shocking – and all too common sight. The logos and images of big consumer brands –…

Rogue Trader: Keeping deforestation in the family

June 2018

A new Greenpeace International investigation has revealed that Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, is still linked to forest destruction for palm oil almost five years after committing…

2012 Compliance Risk Profile of the Sub-Antarctic Southern Blue Whiting Fisheries

May 2018

“2012 Compliance Risk Profile of the Sub-Antarctic Southern Blue Whiting Fisheries” (dated December 2013) by the Ministry of Primary Industries Compliance and Response Branch. This report was based largely on…

Misery at sea: human suffering in Taiwan’s distant water fishing fleets

May 2018

This report makes for shocking and harrowing reading. Its findings should concern everyone connected to the seafood industry – from consumers, to workers and vessel operators, and those who manage…

2011 Compliance Risk Profile of the West Coast/East Coast South Island Hoki Fisheries

May 2018

The leaked ‘2011 Compliance Risk Profile of the West Coast/East Coast South Island Hoki Fisheries’ report was produced by the compliance division of the Ministry of Fisheries in 2012, and…

Licence to Krill

March 2018

Greenpeace investigations reveal how krill-fishing companies are expanding operations in the fragile Antarctic ocean, putting an entire food web at risk. What’s more, they are often involved in fishing practices…

REPORT: Sick of Too Many Cows

June 2017

How intensive livestock farming could be endangering our health

Greenpeace response to Dairy NZ Advertising Standards Authority Complaint

January 2017

Following a complaint by Dairy NZ to the Advertising Standards Authority about a Greenpeace TV ad, Greenpeace provided the ASA with this 13 page file of scientific evidence pointing to…

Turn The Tide: Human Rights Abuses and Illegal Fishing in Thailand’s Overseas Fishing Industry

December 2016

Greenpeace’s 12-month long investigation exposes the activities of Thailand’s rogue overseas fishing fleets, the companies behind them and their supply chain connections to export markets.

Sold Down River: How Big Irrigation Will Pollute Our Water

October 2016

When it comes to clean water, industrial agriculture remains New Zealand’s biggest challenge, and large-scale irrigation schemes planned around the country are set to make things worse.

A Deadly Trade-Off: IOI’s Palm Oil Supply and its Human and Environmental Costs

September 2016

Greenpeace has published this new report which once again demonstrates that palm oil giant IOI is still involved in deforestation and draining of the rainforest – this time through their…

Made in Taiwan: Government Failure and Illegal, Abusive and Criminal Fisheries

April 2016

Illegality and criminal wrongdoing in Taiwanese fisheries are increasingly well documented. Yet too often these very serious problems are reported and dealt with by Taiwanese authorities as if they were…

This Far, No Further

March 2016

Investigations by Greenpeace have shown industrial fishing fleets using destructive bottom trawling are invading previously pristine areas of the Barents Sea in the Norwegian Arctic. As climate change steadily diminishes…

Arctic Sanctuary

June 2014

Arctic coastal states are keen to lay claim on the valuable resources found beyond their national boundaries, and they have all submitted applications to extend their polar seabeds. Governments and…

Fewer boats, more fish: Towards comprehensive fishing capacity management in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fisheries

November 2013

Fewer boats, more fish: Towards comprehensive fishing capacity management in the Western and Central Pacific Tuna Fisheries – calls for the urgent introduction of capacity and effort management in tuna…

Transforming Tuna Fisheries in Pacific Island Countries

July 2013

Greenpeace’s vision for a transformed tuna fishery in Pacific Island countries includes the following key aspects. Methods of fishing used would be pole and line, troll, handline, free-school purse seine…

Deep Seabed Mining

July 2013

The deep sea is a place of myth and mystery, filled with weird and wonderful life forms, and vital to the survival of our planet. But now, this mostly unknown…

Changing Tuna

March 2012

The global tuna industry is undergoing a period of rapid transformation.