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About Us

Hub | October 13, 2009 at 13:33

Greenpeace India was founded in 2001, and is a legally registered society with offices in Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Patna. Our governance structure has an Executive Board made up of notable Indian citizens, an Executive Director Dr. Ravi...

EU destroying deep sea life

Feature story | October 18, 2004 at 5:30

NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN, Ireland — The needless, excessive destruction of the high seas was exposed after our activists beamed back disturbing footage of deep sea carnage on a European Union (EU) trawler.

Good for the oceans, good for you.

Feature story | July 23, 2006 at 5:30

CHENNAI, India — In our line of work, we find livelihood and ecology inextricably linked, quite frequently at cross-purposes with each other. But sometimes, the two issues intersect more directly, with the loss of ecological treasures resulting...

The Esperanza has arrived!

Feature story | July 17, 2006 at 5:30

CHENNAI, India — A blue-white smudge on the horizon is enough to cause tremendous excitement amongst everyone on board the little fishing boat bobbing up and down in the waters off the coast of Chennai. As it draws closer, revealing the brightly...

Selective prosecution of Greenpeace in the US foiled again

Feature story | August 18, 2005 at 5:30

A judge in Alaska has overturned a jury verdict and acquitted Greenpeace of failing to register oil spill contingency plans. District Court Judge Kevin Miller declared the evidence did not support the guilty verdicts.

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...

Where are the Pacific tuna?

Feature story | August 27, 2004 at 5:30

We thought the Western and Central Pacific tuna fishery was the last healthy tuna fishery in the world. Despite concerns about over-fishing due to the rapid expansion of the industrial fleets, the conventional wisdom was that the fishery was...

Remember Bhopal

Feature story | December 3, 2003 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — Mumbai, 3 December, 2003: On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, students and activists from International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) held a protest activity...

CLEMENCEAU – A short history

Page | February 2, 2005 at 10:30

The Clemenceau class carriers are the first French aircraft carriers ever built in French shipyards after the World War II. The construction of the Clemenceau began in 1955, she was launched on December 21st 1957 at the DCN Brest naval shipyard...

Analysis of the turtle season 2009-2010

Publication | June 22, 2010 at 19:03

The turtle-fisheries conflict in Orissa typifies the conservation versus livelihood conflict and resulting impasses that exist in marine conservation initiatives in India. Greenpeace’s campaigning efforts in Orissa are focussed on enabling the...

ICME Report

Publication | July 18, 2006 at 5:30

The Indian Coastal & Marine Environment - planning for the future: A comprehensive representation of the unique biodiversity of India's marine ecosystems, the threats they face, and recommendations for securing their future.

Mumbai students join the Global Day of Action Against Corporate Crime; Remember Bhopal

Press release | December 3, 2003 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — On the 19th anniversary of the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984, students and activists from International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) held a protest activity at Marine Drive in Mumbai as...

Peaceful Greenpeace whaling protest stopped abruptly in St Kitts

Press release | June 22, 2006 at 17:02

FRIGATE BAY, Saint Kitts and Nevis — As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in St Kitts concluded its proceedings today, a peaceful protest carried out by Greenpeace was abruptly broken up by the authorities, who arrested ten...

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...

Claptrap substantiated

Feature story | June 21, 2005 at 13:02

TASMAN SEA, New Zealand — Last week Amaltal Fishing Company director Andrew Talley called Greenpeace assertions "unsubstantiated claptrap". But dramatic photos and footage taken by the Rainbow Warrior crew prove him and others supporting bottom...

Save the dugong - stop the airbase

Feature story | March 1, 2005 at 5:30

OKINAWA, Japan — "It is 8:30 am and I and 30 activists have been sitting on drilling platform #4 for an hour and a half. We can see workers from the Defense Construction Agency gathering on the beach of Camp Schwab, the US Marine Corp base at...

Disposable Oceans?

Feature story | November 9, 2006 at 17:04

Here in the middle of the Pacific, plastic marine debris is a harsh reality that marine creatures large and small have to live with. But for those of us onboard the Esperanza, the real impact of plastic on our oceans is still unfolding. On our...

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.

Rainbow Warrior completes joint mission with MSF to transport humanitarian supplies...

Feature story | August 11, 2006 at 5:30

Over 75 tons of essential medical supplies have been safely transported to Lebanon via sea, following a joint operation between Greenpeace and Medecins Sans Frontieres, in which three voyages were made by the Rainbow Warrior between Larnaca in...

Global snapshot

Feature story | March 30, 2006 at 13:38

What we've lost, what we have left and what we will lose if we don't act now. That is the message that the latest global maps of the planet's last intact forests and most vulnerable ocean areas tell us.

Life and Death on the beaches of Orissa

Feature story | February 6, 2006 at 5:30

ORISSA, India — Our Turtle Witness Camp was launched on 27th January and in the first week alone, we’ve witnessed the circle of life in all its gore and glory. We’ve watched, awe-struck, as scores of mating turtles surface around the faithful MV...

Corrupt logging company profits from human rights abuse and lawlessness

Press release | February 3, 2004 at 5:30

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A Greenpeace report exposing the corrupt and destructive activities of the global Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, has been published in the lead up to the summit for life on earth--the UN meeting of the...

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...

Tsunami and the environment

Feature story | January 10, 2005 at 5:30

On December 26 a massive tsunami swept through the Indian Ocean region to become arguably the largest natural disaster in living memory. Questions are now being asked: what are the environmental impacts of this tragedy? Did damaged environments...

Greenpeace sailing vessel SV Rainbow Warrior docks in Mumbai for “Corporate...

Press release | November 5, 2003 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — SV Rainbow Warrior, the icon of the environmental pressure group Greenpeace fleet, docked at Mumbai’s Ferry Wharf this morning for a month-long tour of the sub-continent to strengthen Greenpeace India’s campaign for Corporate...

Fisheries crisis: Government moves, but much remains to be done

Press release | February 3, 2009 at 5:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — The Orissa government has shown some signs of responding to the turtle-fisheries crisis in the state by initiating institutional mechanisms to to address issues relating to conservation and management of marine resources in...

Turning Seas of Trouble into Seas of Plenty

Press release | November 23, 2008 at 5:30

BHUBANESHWAR, India — Stressing the need for effective management of Orissa’s Marine resources, Greenpeace, released an approach paper titled “Turning Seas of trouble into Seas of Plenty”. On the occasion, the environ mental watchdog...

Turtle mortality – Greenpeace sets target for government

Feature story | February 21, 2008 at 11:38

BHUBANESHWAR , India — With turtle mortalities due to illegal fishing spiralling out of control, Greenpeace today presented the Orissa government with a clear ‘upper limit’ target for turtle mortality along the coast from Paradip to Chilika.

Pirate ship in chains

Feature story | July 3, 2007 at 13:39

EEMSHAVEN, Netherlands — The notorious Russian pirate fish cargo ship, the Mumrinskiy, has been chained to the docks in the Dutch port of Eemshaven by activists to stop it from engaging in illegal activities with pirate fisheries and facilitating...

11.21 crores to end turtle-human conflict: Greenpeace demands budget allocation

Press release | March 7, 2007 at 5:30

BHUBANESWAR, India — In the absence of any concrete action from the Orissa government, Greenpeace today released an estimate of the funds required to solve the turtle-fisherman crisis in the state. The organization is calling on the State...

Wrapping up the Mediterranean

Feature story | September 5, 2006 at 20:29

CARTAGENA, Spain — It's a bluefin tuna graveyard, white crosses float next to tuna ranch cages. We end our three month Mediterranean tour back where we started, in Spain, highlighting the desperate state of bluefin tuna stocks.

Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza docks in Chennai for 'Defending our Oceans' tour

Press release | July 17, 2006 at 5:30

CHENNAI, India — MV Esperanza, an iconic campaigning ship of the environmental group Greenpeace, docked at Chennai Port this morning for a week-long tour of the sub-continent to highlight the fragile beauty and vulnerability of India's coastal...

Whalers fail to harpoon conservation at the International Whaling Commission

Press release | June 19, 2006 at 19:42

FRIGATE BAY, Saint Kitts and Nevis — Greenpeace today breathed a sigh of relief as pro-whaling nations led by Japan failed to gain a majority during the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) annual meeting, in St Kitts.

Turtle Massacre in Orissa: Greenpeace holds Chief Minister responsible

Press release | April 14, 2006 at 5:30

NEW DELHI, India — In an early morning wake-up call, Greenpeace activists today confronted Naveen Patnaik, the Chief Minister of Orissa, with evidence of his government's ineptitude and inability to protect the endangered Olive Ridley turtles...

Corporate Accountability

Feature story | October 13, 2003 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — Scandals related to the appalling practices of multinational corporations like Union Carbide (now DOW), Enron, Coke, Cadbury, and others may have shocked the nation and the world in the recent past, but the media rarely...

Greenpeace ship SV Rainbow Warrior to tour the East Coast of India

Feature story | October 15, 2004 at 5:30

BANGALORE, India — In the world's oceans, scientists have discovered strange and mysterious creatures in the darkest depths that are found nowhere else on the earth. But these creatures and their habitat are today threatened by myriad human...

Richard Page's Speech

Page | November 8, 2004 at 12:51

Richard Page, campaigner of Greenpeace International joins the Rainbow Warrior Save Our Seas tour 2004. A short version of the way he introduced himself and Greenpeace at the seminar.

Paradip, Orissa.

Page | March 21, 2005 at 19:11

Background In 2000, Oswal Fertilisers was set up at Paradip, on the banks of the Atharbanki creek, which joins the river Mahanadi. The company produces di-ammonium-phosphatic fertilizer, sulphuric acid and phosphoric acid. It’s location...

Greenpeace marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Press release | April 28, 2011 at 18:36

Tokyo, Japan, 28 April 2011 – The Japanese Government has refused to grant Greenpeace permission to carry out independent radiation monitoring within the country’s 12 mile territorial waters, approving only a much more limited programme further...

Improved patrolling leads to lower turtle mortality, record nesting at Devi

Press release | June 25, 2010 at 13:27

BHUBANESHWAR, India — An evaluation of the turtle season from November 2009-May 2010 by Greenpeace has revealed a sharp reduction of 60% in turtle mortality in the Devi region, signifying better management of Orissa’s coastal fisheries by the...

Environment Ministry’s Pre-draft CRZ Notification 2010 rejected by fishermen,...

Press release | June 18, 2010 at 13:48

DELHI, India — The National Coastal Protection Campaign (NCPC), a collective comprising of a broad range of fishworker groups including the National Fishworkers Forum (NFF), fishworker support organisations and environmental groups jointly...

Draft Marine Fisheries Bill needs major revision, says Greenpeace

Press release | January 28, 2010 at 17:30

Greenpeace Calls on UK Owner of Genova Bridge to bear the Cost of Detoxifying.

Press release | November 20, 2003 at 5:30

ALANG/NEW DELHI, India — Greenpeace has called upon V ships Commercial, the UK owner of Genova Bridge to submit a toxic inventory of the ship to the Indian authorities immediately and make arrangements to remove and re-import the hazardous waste...

British ships sent to India for scrap while US ghost fleet denied entry

Press release | November 12, 2003 at 5:30

ALANG, India — As the British government continues to refuse permits for scrapping the first of the controversial US navy "ghost ships" which arrive in the UK today, Greenpeace has uncovered British vessels being shipped to India - contravening...

Protest to protect Gulf of Mannar repressed.

Press release | July 2, 2005 at 5:30

MADURAI, India — Greenpeace activists and hundreds of representatives of the fishing community were arrested today to prevent them from protesting against the inauguration of the highly controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP) in...

Indian Authorities Put Rainbow Warrior's Mumbai Programmes in Jeopardy; Thousands of...

Press release | December 1, 2003 at 5:30

MUMBAI, India — Activists, crew and volunteers aboard Rainbow Warrior may not be able to participate in the 'Global Day of Action against Corporate Crime on 3rd December, 2003 to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster in Mumbai...

Defending Our Oceans

Hub | September 22, 2010 at 17:45

India’s ocean environment has been neglected. Within the political system, understanding on this issue is either limited or poor and the policy focus is ad hoc. Even with the limited information available it is quite clear that the country’s...

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