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Fake whale science from ship to shore

Feature story | January 21, 2008 at 17:46

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza continues to prevent whaling as we shadow the Japanese fleet's factory ship, Nisshin Maru. Our crew today sent a message, direct from the Southern Ocean, linking the scandal of whaling to a host of other scandals...

Whale Embassy moves to Seoul

Feature story | July 1, 2005 at 19:14

SEOUL, Korea, Republic of — After 77 days of peaceful protest, our Whale Embassy has moved from the site of a proposed whale meat factory in Ulsan to Seoul. Although our activists are leaving Korea after the international whaling meeting, we will...

Victory for whales, but danger still lurks

Feature story | June 22, 2005 at 14:20

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Despite underhand tactics, the Japanese government has failed once more in its attempt to pave the way towards commercial whaling. This is fantastic news for whales ... but the battle is not over. Several minke whales...

The world is watching: the Virtual March

Feature story | June 22, 2005 at 14:17

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Whale song erupted across Lotte Plaza in Ulsan, South Korea, as the World's very first "Virtual March" to save the whales was unveiled this evening, loud enough for any IWC delegates not in attendance to hear. ...

Whaling fleet prevented from killing whales

Feature story | January 21, 2008 at 17:48

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary last week. After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles the factory ship Nisshin Maru was...

Whaling fleet prevented from killing whales

Feature story | January 17, 2008 at 18:14

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary last week. After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles the factory ship Nisshin Maru was...

Whale Science in-action

Feature story | November 14, 2005 at 12:52

It’s that time of the year again, the six ships of the whaling fleet are leaving Japan and heading back to the culling ground, the “Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary,” to carry out “scientific testing” on 1000 whales. The “scientific test” involves...

Dolphin-killing trawlers stopped from fishing

Feature story | March 3, 2005 at 5:30

ENGLISH CHANNEL, United Kingdom — Last season UK government observers witnessed two vessels, the Ocean Star and Ocean Crest, killing more than 150 dolphins while trawling for sea bass. But the government didn't lift a finger to stop it. So we...

Esperanza in Iceland

Feature story | June 24, 2004 at 5:30

HUSAVIK, Iceland — One day, our ship is docked in Iceland's number one whaling station. The next, the country's number one whale-watching spot. The contrast is striking. Isafjordur, in the stunning west fjords on the northwestern coast, is a...

Whaling season over

Feature story | March 1, 2007 at 12:17

Today the whaling fleet crossed the 60 degree latitude, leaving the whaling grounds behind - at least for this season. Officials in Tokyo have finally acknowledged publicly that the deadly fire crippling the fleet's factory ship means an early...

Together, we are an ocean

Feature story | December 2, 2005 at 9:05

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A voyage of one year. Four oceans. One million Ocean defenders. That’s our response to the growing crisis our oceans face. We are launching our most ambitious ship expedition ever, to respond to the threats and...

Revealed: Icelandic whale in storage, landfill

Feature story | January 28, 2007 at 5:30

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — In Iceland we have discovered an unprecedented amount of the whale meat from the recent hunt has not been used. Even whaling captain Sigurður Njálsson has said the meat is unfit for domestic consumption. 200 tonnes of the...

Clemenceau… The ship that died. But didn’t stop killing.

Feature story | December 12, 2005 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Early this morning, off the sleeping coast of Toulon, France, Greenpeace activists boarded the heavily-guarded Clemenceau, a once-majestic aircraft carrier that belonged to the French navy. Far away, in Orissa, India, a young...

A whale will be hunted every four hours. Help stop the killing now!

Feature story | June 15, 2005 at 5:30

YOU could be in Korea on the 19th of June, shaking a fist at the International Whaling Commission, telling them you want Whales – Alive! Literally thousands of people have already joined Greenpeace in preparation for an international protest in...

Exposed - Korea's secret plans for new whale meat factory

Feature story | April 8, 2005 at 14:25

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Ulsan, host city of this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, is enthusiastically building a whale museum and a brand new marine park in anticipation. But we have uncovered plans, noticeably absent...

Of mice and whales

Feature story | June 1, 2004 at 5:30

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — They go by aliases and real names: Echo. Bluplanet. Ann Novek. Tig3933.Chris99. They stop nuclear reprocessing plants, save forests and whales, hound corporations and hold the feet of bureaucrats to the fire. Who ARE...

Whales for sale

Feature story | July 22, 2004 at 5:30

SORRENTO, Italy — Pity poor whaling nations like Japan. They are so alone on this issue, and their arguments for whaling are so thin, that they need to buy friends and supporters in their desperate attempt to resume the commercial slaughter of...

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | October 18, 2006 at 17:41

In Iceland, the whale watching industry contributes more to the national economy than commercial whaling did before it was put on hold in the '80s. Yet now, after 17 years, Iceland has officially resumed commercial whaling.

Bob Hunter

Feature story | May 3, 2005 at 17:27

ONTARIO, Canada — Perhaps more than anyone else, Bob Hunter invented Greenpeace. His death today, of cancer, marks the passing of a true original, one of the heroes of the environmental movement.

Welcome to our new Website.

Feature story | August 28, 2004 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — On the 4th of August 2004, Greenpeace India takes a small step towards realizing its global potential by joining the ‘Greenpeace Planet’, an ambitious world wide web project that is designed to inspire our visitors to join us...

Disaster looms for whales

Feature story | June 19, 2006 at 19:18

FRIGATE BAY, Saint Kitts and Nevis — The international body charged by the UN with protecting the whales is about to be taken over by the world's most consistently and aggressively pro-whaling government. How could this happen? In an...

Whale embassy: showdown and turnaround

Feature story | June 8, 2005 at 5:30

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Yesterday our Whale Embassy Activists, on the ground in Korea, received a visit from angry representatives of the Jangsaengpo Development Association in the city of Ulsan. Our campaigner Jim Wickens tells the story of...

Whale embassy: showdown and turnaround

Feature story | May 30, 2005 at 16:41

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — Yesterday our Whale Embassy Activists, on the ground in Korea, received a visit from angry representatives of the Jangsaengpo Development Association in the city of Ulsan. Our campaigner Jim Wickens tells the story of...

2005 Rewound

Feature story | January 5, 2006 at 5:30

A look back over the last twelve months, starring jaguar suited activists, corporate skulduggery and heroics in unequal measures, politicians' finding/losing the plot and even an embassy for whales.

2007 review

Feature story | January 8, 2008 at 16:29

Like many of you around the world, we also like to take time at the beginning of the new year to look back at the one just passed, to toast its high points and to regret its lows, to take stock and to look forward to the possibilities and...

Whaling season officially over

Feature story | March 5, 2007 at 5:30

The whaling fleet has crossed the 60 degree latitude line, leaving the whaling grounds behind - at least for this season. Officials in Tokyo have finally acknowledged publicly that the deadly fire crippling the fleet's factory ship means an...

Whale activists threatened with eviction

Feature story | May 17, 2005 at 17:42

ULSAN, Korea, Republic of — The city of Ulsan, Korea has ordered us to vacate our "Whale Embassy" -- built near the site of a planned whale meat factory. We've told them we'll be happy to leave, once they assure us they will not build the...

Whales and the Warrior

Blog entry by Amrit Bakshi | August 24, 2012

August 23, 2012: I have spent nearly 4 years with Greenpeace at sea. These years have brought many interesting encounters and experiences, but nothing's been quite like yesterday. Off the Eastern coast of South Africa, the coast line...

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