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No Country for Cold Men: Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem visits Antarctic seafloor...

Press release | 30 January, 2018 at 0:48

London, 30 January, 2018 - Just days after Greenpeace released rare footage of the Antarctic seafloor, Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem has dived in a two-person submarine to visit this remote location and call for the creation of a vast...

Penguins pop up across the globe in march for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, as...

Press release | 15 January, 2018 at 8:00

London, 15 January, 2018 – As a groundbreaking expedition begins in the Antarctic, pop-up penguins have been spotted from London to Seoul, Buenos Aires to Sydney, and New Delhi to Washington DC, marching for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.[1]

'Stranger Things' star to 'dance with penguins' after latest Twitter challenge goes...

Press release | 23 January, 2018 at 10:46

London, 23 January 2018 - 'Stranger Things' star David Harbour is set to 'dance with penguins' in the Antarctic after the actor's latest Twitter challenge went viral yesterday.

Antarctic Treaty

Background | 12 September, 2011 at 19:19

In a ground-breaking deal, governments agree to protect the Antarctic from mining. The Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, was intended to preserve the continent for peaceful, scientific purposes, yet in the 1980s a race was underway to mine the...

Huge iceberg breaks off Antarctic Peninsula Larsen C ice shelf - Greenpeace reaction

Press release | 12 July, 2017 at 14:30

Amsterdam, 12 July 2017 - Responding to news that one of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken off the Antarctic Peninsula’s Larsen C ice shelf, Paul Johnston, head of Greenpeace International’s Science Unit, said:

Southern Ocean

Background | 20 March, 2014 at 18:00

The penguins are calling! Over twenty years ago nations pledged to protect Antarctica and dedicate the continent as a place for peace and science, because millions of people demanded it. But the penguins, whales, fish and even the smallest krill...

Victory! World's largest marine protected area established off Antarctica!

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 28 October, 2016

Today, the largest marine protected area in the world was created in the Ross Sea, off the coast of Antarctica. This is a HUGE victory for the whales, penguins, and toothfish that live there and for the millions of people standing up...

Protecting Antarctica, the heart of the ocean

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 21 May, 2012

For many people the Antarctic is little more than a far-away frozen region, literally at the edge of the world; with sterile glaciers, icebergs and colonies of not-so ‘Happy Feet’ penguins, buffeted for much of their lives in the...

Tweet for Ocean Sanctuaries

Background | 2 July, 2013 at 12:56

Starting Thursday, July 11, world leaders will be meeting in Germany to decide whether to create the world’s largest ocean sanctuaries in the waters around Antarctica.

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship

Feature story | 9 May, 2002 at 2:00

The Turkish authorities have refused the toxic ship "Sea Beirut" entry to the Aliaga scrapyard having been warned of its approach by Greenpeace activists.

Antarctic ice shelf collapses

Feature story | 19 March, 2002 at 1:00

A huge ice shelf in Antarctica has collapsed in the space of only a month. The Larsen B ice shelf was 200m thick and 3250 km².

Antarctica's glaciers are collapsing - Are we ready to pay attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | 16 May, 2014 4 comments

The "irreversible collapse" of glaciers in Antarctica is dominating headlines around the world this week. News outlets are breathlessly reporting that the dramatic rise in sea levels that's now on the cards. So what does it mean?

Greenpeace Whale Science Programme Captures Rare Humpback Recordings in Antarctica

Press release | 8 January, 2008 at 13:17

An international team aboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, currently searching for the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, has made a rare series of recordings of humpback whales in Antarctic waters.“We were surrounded...

Russia says NYET to establishing two of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries in...

Blog entry by John Hocevar | 19 July, 2013

After what we saw in Bremerhaven at this week's CCAMLR meeting, I have to stop and wonder at how hard it is to get the world working together for a real environmental outcome. I arrived here with about a dozen environmental...

How are you celebrating World Penguin Day?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie - oceans campaigner | 25 April, 2013 5 comments

It’s World Penguin Day today, and a fine excuse to celebrate the majesty and silliness of fine-flippered friends. In that spirit, I thought it would be good to pull together some fun facts about penguins. Some are fun, some are facts...

Best opportunity for the creation of world’s largest marine reserves

Blog entry by Richard Page | 11 July, 2013

Once again I am attending a meeting of the strangely named CCAMLR (the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources), the organisation responsible for looking after the icy waters that surround Antarctica. ...

“For God’s sake look after our people”

Blog entry by Joss Garman, Greenpeace UK | 17 January, 2012

Staring out at the bright, open, broken plains of Arctic sea ice back in September , more than once I was struck by the thought of the early explorers who first trekked across similar icescapes at both of the frozen ends of the planet...

Leaking oil drums at abandoned Chilean base Gonzales Videla

Image | 4 July, 2009 at 9:08

Greenpeace Antarctica Expedition 1990/91 second leg. Leaking oil drums and penguins at abandoned Chilean base Gonzales Videla.

Protecting the wild south: Antarctica

Blog entry by Richard Page | 31 October, 2011 6 comments

Oceans campaigner Richard Page is currently attending the annual meeting of CCAMLR Commission, where discussions are underway for a representative network of marine protected areas across the Southern Ocean by 2012. Although it’s...

Greenpeace protest against waste dump at

Image | 1 January, 1988 at 1:00

Greenpeace protest against waste dump at US McMurdo Base Camp in Antartctica, 1988.

Sir Anthony Hopkins for the whales

Video | 28 April, 2007 at 16:46

The Japanese government continues whaling in an international whale sanctuary under the guise of 'scientific research.' This year, they aimed to kill almost 1000 whales.

Icebergs melting in low sun.

Image | 20 June, 2005 at 2:00

Icebergs melting in low sun.

Antarctica Expeditions

Image gallery | 14 December, 2011

Antarctica Expeditions - Part II

Image gallery | 17 January, 2012

Crack in Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctica.

Image | 1 February, 1997 at 1:00

Crack in Larsen B ice shelf, Antarctica.

Penguins in Antarctica.

Image | 15 February, 1990 at 1:00

Penguins in Antarctica.

Larsen B collapse

Image | 20 June, 2005 at 2:00

Larsen B collapse. Top: 31 January 2002 - Bottom: 05 March 2002. Photos courtesy of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

Japanese love wagon will help save whales

Image | 13 February, 2007 at 1:00

Japanese love wagon will help save whales in the Southern Ocean whales sanctuary.

Antarctic Treaty: Lesson in imagination

Video | 1 December, 2009 at 13:01

Kelly Rigg talks about persistence, imagination, and the lessons we can learn from a campaign to save a continent.

Patagonian toothfish.

Image | 1 March, 1991 at 2:00

Patagonian toothfish.

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