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Whaling

Topic | 27 March, 2014 at 10:00

The madness of the whaling – hunting species after species to the verge of extinction – is the same model now being used in modern fishing today. Protecting the whales – not just from hunting but the many other daily threats they face - would be...

Iceland and whaling

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 10:30

Iceland is a beautiful country – with a tourist industry that celebrates the natural wonders of the island – including whale watching. But its reputation is constantly blighted by one man and his whaling company, which is attempting to keep the...

Norway and whaling

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 10:30

The decision to re-start commercial whaling in Norway twenty years ago was all about politics. It was an attempt by the party in power to gain favour with voters in the north of the country at the expense of the whales and international agreements.

Whaling myths

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 10:30

Apparently the whales are responsible for the collapsing fish stocks and useful science comes from the Japanese whaling programme. It would be funny if they weren't some of the many myths constantly pushed by the whaling industry to justify their...

In pictures: Over 30 years of anti-whaling campaigning

Feature story | 1 April, 2014 at 2:03 3 comments

For over 30 years, we've been standing together against whaling and senseless ocean destruction.

Footnotes on the Tokyo Two Trial

Background | 6 June, 2010 at 20:08

The following footnotes relate the Tokyo Two trial.

Fit for the future

Topic | 20 March, 2014 at 15:13

We stand with everyone who wants healthy oceans for our children, who want marine life to thrive and the fishing industry to give jobs and a future for millions. We will be part of the movement that works to create and protect clean seas that...

Japan and whaling

Topic | 27 March, 2014 at 12:00

New sanctuary for whales top of agenda at international summit

Press release | 24 October, 2016 at 10:07

Portoroz, Slovenia, 24 October 2016 - A new whale sanctuary covering more than 20 million square kilometres of the South Atlantic Ocean could be approved this week as nations gather for the International Whaling Commission(IWC) in Slovenia.

South Korea abandons ‘scientific’ whaling plans

Press release | 4 December, 2012 at 13:41

Amsterdam, December 4, 2012 - Greenpeace confirmed on Tuesday that the government of South Korea has abandoned its plans to begin a ‘scientific’ whaling operation, a significant step forward in global efforts to protect whale populations.

IWC rejection of South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary a missed opportunity

Press release | 25 October, 2016 at 11:16

Portoroz, Slovenia, 25 October 2016 - The decision of the International Whaling Commission not to designate more than a quarter of the Atlantic Ocean as a protected zone for whales is a missed opportunity according to Greenpeace International.

Greenpeace condemns departure of Japanese whaling fleet

Press release | 1 December, 2015 at 6:32

Tokyo, 1 December 2015 - Greenpeace calls on the government of Japan to cancel the whaling fleet heading to the Southern Ocean under the guise of “research whaling”, and condemned the expedition as both unnecessary and in violation of the...

Greenpeace activists protest transport of fin whale meat

Press release | 5 July, 2013 at 13:30

Hamburg, July 5, 2013 - Greenpeace activists protested at noon today in front of the 336 meter long cargo ship, COSCO Pride which is transporting fin whale meat to Japan.

Whalers ram Greenpeace ship

Feature story | 8 January, 2006 at 0:00

This morning our ship the Arctic Sunrise was deliberately rammed and damaged by the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Japanese whaling fleet. Straight after the ramming, the Nisshin Maru began to steam away from the "scene of the crime".

Rainbow Warrior arrives in Reykjavik to oppose whaling

Feature story | 5 September, 2003 at 0:00

Our flagship Rainbow Warrior has now arrived in Reykjavik, Iceland, on its mission to help overturn the Icelandic Government's plan to resume its 'scientific whaling' programme.

Desperate whalers go north

Blog entry by John Frizell | 16 June, 2015

Update 3 July: Iceland's fin whale hunt has started again and the key to stopping it, the Winter Bay, is still in Tromso quietly awaiting clearance to sail. No one in Iceland eats fin whale meat; this hunt is entirely for export. So...

Daily news: Votes for cash tops whale meeting agenda; Australia will tax its top 500...

Blog entry by Gianluca R | 11 July, 2011

© Greenpeace / Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert Top news:  Japan’s practice of  buying small countries’ votes to back whaling under fire; Australia will tax its heaviest polluting companies in order to tackle climate change; new endangered...

World’s only whaling factory ship returns to Japan from North Pacific

Blog entry by John Frizell | 25 July, 2016

The world’s only whaling factory ship has returned to Japan after two months of commercial whaling in the North Pacific disguised as science, capturing 90 sei whales and 25 Bryde’s whales. A Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera edeni)...

3 ways to shut down the Japanese government’s whaling program

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | 6 April, 2016 2 comments

A whaling fleet sent by the Japanese government in early December to the Southern Ocean plans to kill 333 minke whales. Outraged? So am I! A minke whale fleeing the Yushin Maru No.2 Japanese whaling fleet in January 2006. ...

Whale heroes face jail on World Oceans Day

Feature story | 8 June, 2010 at 14:15

World Oceans Day is a day for us to celebrate our seas and a time for us to honour ocean heroes across the planet. But today - as the trial of two of our anti-whaling campaigners came to an end in Japan - the prosecution asked for Junichi and...

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