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Ocean Sanctuaries

Topic | 27 March, 2014 at 12:00

Scientists say it works, fishermen say it works, even governments say it works, so let’s get together to make it happen.

Roadmap to Recovery

Topic | 20 March, 2014 at 12:30

The Greenpeace plan to save our oceans is laid out in our report "Roadmap to Recovery, a Global Network of Marine Reserves." In it we outline in detail the rationale for setting aside 40 percent of our world's oceans as protected areas.

Roadmap to Recovery

Publication | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

In this report we present a design for a global network of high seas marine reserves. Marine reserves are highly protected areas that are off limits to all extractive and destructive uses, including fishing. They are the most powerful tool...

Arctic Sanctuary

Publication | 19 June, 2014 at 17:30

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 industry see the opening of the Arctic as yet...

3 big reasons why we need ocean sanctuaries now

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 30 August, 2016 2 comments

Last Friday, US President Obama announced the creation of the  world’s largest ocean sanctuary , and today governments from all over the world are meeting at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans.

A big deal for our ocean

Blog entry by Magnus Eckeskog | 28 March, 2016 6 comments

Today governments from all over the world will meet at the United Nations in New York to develop a new treaty to save our oceans. We will be there to ensure clear rules for the creation of sanctuaries that will give our oceans the...

I'm a vaquita and I'm in danger

Blog entry by Vaquita 97 | 28 November, 2014 7 comments

To you who reads me: My name is Vaquita 97. Few people know me, few have heard of me and fewer people have seen me. In order for you to imagine me, I’ll say I look like a dolphin but smaller, I’m a marine porpoise. Some say I...

Japanese Officials and Media Urged to Save our Oceans by Vulnerable Dugong and Fish...

Blog entry by Daisuke Miyachi | 21 October, 2010 1 comment

A fish and dugong greet Japanese delegates as they cross a bridge on the route to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan. The summit venue is in the background. Hello! I am Daisuke from Greenpeace Japan. In this...

Roadmap to recovery: a global network of marine reserves

Publication | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

In this report we present a design for a global network of high seas marine reserves. Marine reserves are highly protected areas that are off limits to all extractive and destructive uses, including fishing. They are the most powerful tool...

Destruction at all co[a]sts

Publication | 4 July, 2006 at 2:00

The coastline has no one to protect itAs every year, Greenpeace is again publishing its diagnosticabout the situation of the coastline. One more year wetravelled along the 8,000 kilometres of the Spanish coastpoint by point; we compiled and...

Map of proposed global network of marine reserves

Publication | 21 March, 2006 at 1:00

A map of our proposed global network of marine reserves.

Defending the last ocean

Publication | 5 August, 2010 at 12:09

This is the story of how our fishermen, having taken so many fish from the seas closer to home, are now venturing to the ends of the Earth in order to maintain our insatiable appetite for seafood. This is also the story of how a group of...

UN talks put wind in the sails of ocean protection efforts

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | 14 April, 2016

The world has started to develop a new treaty to protect ocean life. And the progress is encouraging! A new ocean treaty in the works right now may help protect two thirds of the world’s oceans and set up rules to create and...

Emma Thompson speaking truth to power at the UN

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | 14 September, 2016

Words are powerful, especially when they speak the truth and come straight from the heart. That’s why Oscar-winning actor and writer Emma Thompson’s plea to UN delegates to do what is right for the oceans moved so many of us. She...

Greenpeace finds illegal fishing vessels, urges UK to enforce Chagos marine reserve

Press release | 24 October, 2012 at 18:56

Indian Ocean, October 24, 2012 – Greenpeace found two illegal Sri Lankan fishing boats inside the Chagos marine reserve on Wednesday and has called on the UK government to enforce protection of this Indian Ocean reserve from pirate fishing.

Greenpeace takes action to stop Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Fishing:

Press release | 4 June, 2010 at 18:01

Mediterranean Sea - Greenpeace activists took direct action this afternoon to stop bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean. Activists from the Greenpeace ships Rainbow Warrior and the Arctic Sunrise launched high speed inflatable boats in an...

Rainbow Warrior To Set Sail to Shut Down Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Press release | 15 May, 2010 at 14:07

Valetta, Malta. The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior intends to depart tomorrow on a campaign to defend the Mediterranean and halt destructive bluefin tuna fishing operations.

Changing Tuna

Publication | 21 March, 2012 at 17:01

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

Deep Seabed Mining

Publication | 8 July, 2013 at 1:30

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 world is facing large-scale industrial exploitation – as mining of the deep seabed for...

Polar Oceans in Peril
...and a planet at risk

Publication | 6 July, 2009 at 17:08

The Arctic and the Antarctic are under assault - from the impacts of rapidly accelerating climate change; from increased industrialisation; and from the unchecked consumption of our planet's resources.

Pacific islands act to save tuna

Feature story | 21 May, 2008 at 2:00

Finally, some good news for tuna stocks and a first step towards protecting the Pacific Commons for future generations! Eight Pacific island countries have taken the most significant action ever to combat overfishing in the region.

Last chance for bluefin tuna, too late for real conservation

Feature story | 5 March, 2010 at 1:00

2010 is supposed to be the UN Year of Biodiversity, a serious attempt to highlight and reverse the global trend of huge biodiversity loss which scientists agree is underway. The results of this CITES meeting, particularly for marine life, make a...

Setting sail to shut down bluefin tuna fisheries

Feature story | 15 May, 2010 at 14:00

The Rainbow Warrior is heading out to confront one of the most irresponsible and destructive fishing operations in the world. Mediterranean bluefin tuna have been exploited to the brink of extinction - making them the most visible and tragic...

Atlantic bluefin tuna crisis

Publication | 28 May, 2010 at 17:17

The bluefin crisis is the result of decades of destructive over-fishing by purse seine and longline fishing operations. These fishing methods, which take too many fish too fast, have left the Atlantic bluefin unable to recover, forcing...

Activist injured during attempt to save bluefin tuna

Feature story | 4 June, 2010 at 19:41

As bluefin tuna fishing began in the Mediterranean today, just south of Malta - we set out to rescue endangered fish trapped inside a massive purse seine net. But our boats and activists were met with violence as several fishing vessels closed in...

Can Japan save the world’s most valuable fish?

Feature story | 21 July, 2010 at 15:49

TOKYO: Japan is celebrating “Marine Season” (“Umi-No-Shun-Kan”) this week and it’s also the International Year of Biodiversity. What better way to mark the occasion here than to launch a campaign to protect the most threatened fish species?

Count me in

Sign the petition for a global network of marine reserves

Victory! You pushed Princes to start protecting our oceans

Feature story | 9 March, 2011 at 16:39

It is with enormous pleasure that we can reveal a groundbreaking victory for our oceans campaign: Princes, a leading tinned tuna brand, finally got your message that canning ocean destruction is unacceptable. Thanks to your efforts - the company...

Save the Pacific tuna

Action | 12 March, 2012 at 13:15

If we want healthy oceans and ample tuna for the future, we need marine reserves and changes in the way we fish TODAY.

Oceans in the Balance

Publication | 6 May, 2013 at 13:00

SECOND EDITION - Updated May 2013 Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. Billions of people rely on our oceans for their food and for employment. In return, we are plundering the oceans of fish, choking them with pollution and...

Your voice will reach the Arctic

Blog entry by Pilar Marcos | 2 June, 2016 2 comments

If you're reading this, you're probably one of eight million people who dream of there being a sanctuary in the Arctic. And a year ago, you quite likely had a good feeling when you discovered that your voice, combined with others',...

My first time in the Arctic

Blog entry by Paloma | 24 June, 2016 3 comments

This week held huge hope for the Arctic. We could have seen the start of a sanctuary protecting one of the most pristine and beautiful parts of our planet. But the  OSPAR nations meeting in Tenerife, Spain have failed the Arctic.

World renowned pianist Ludovico Einaudi plays historic concert on Arctic Ocean

Press release | 20 June, 2016 at 13:30

Amsterdam, 20 June, 2016 - Italian pianist and composer, Ludovico Einaudi, today performed one of his own compositions, Elegy for the Arctic, on a floating platform in the Arctic Ocean, against the backdrop of the Wahlenbergbreen glacier (in...

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Blog entry by Richard Page | 26 June, 2014

Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards , firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but...

Saving our oceans: officer on deck talks about solutions to overfishing

Blog entry by Inge Wallage | 3 September, 2009

The Rainbow Warrior, one of the icons of Greenpeace, is in action in the Mediterranean Sea for three months. My day job is Communications Director at our International office in Amsterdam, but I’ve been lucky enough to join up with the...

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.

It’s no holiday for tuna scientists in the Pacific

Blog entry by Cat Dorey | 21 March, 2012

Every year, Pacific Ocean fisheries experts gather to review all of the current scientific data and make recommendations to the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) on what us scientists call “conservation and...

Greenpeace Exposes Spain’s Ocean Destruction

Press release | 3 May, 2010 at 13:00

A Coruna, Spain, 3 May 2010 – Spain’s fleet is now plundering waters as far away as Antarctica and Africa using European taxpayers’ money, according to a new Greenpeace report published today. The day before fisheries ministers gather in one of...

Greenpeace frees ocean life from Pacific longliner

Feature story | 5 May, 2008 at 2:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza freed tuna, sharks, marlin and an endangered sea turtle from a Taiwanese longliner on Saturday. The vessel was fishing in the Pacific Commons, the international waters we want to see protected as a marine reserve.

Defending our Mediterranean tour launches

Feature story | 29 April, 2008 at 2:00

The Mediterranean Sea is a global treasure. Rich seagrass meadows and rocky reefs dominate its coastal zone while an awe-inspiring array of underwater mountains (seamounts), cold seeps and trenches are found on its seabed.

PROTECTED: Biggest chunk of ocean yet!

Feature story | 14 April, 2010 at 15:06

The UK has created the world’s largest marine reserve, covering some quarter of a million square miles of ocean around the Chagos Archipelago -- one of the most pristine and biologically diverse coral ecosystems on the planet. But as much as we'd...

Rainbow Warrior crew take action in Taiwan to defend tuna

Feature story | 24 January, 2011 at 14:46

Kaoshiung, Taiwan - A blacklisted tuna factory ship was blocked from leaving port today by Greenpeace climbers from the Rainbow Warrior. They locked themselves to the anchor chain while campaigners called on Taiwan's Fisheries Agency to...

Count me in

Sign the petition for a global network of marine reserves

Rescuing-the-Pacific

Publication | 14 November, 2011 at 12:58

Delivering the Pacific Commons Marine Reserves

A simple gesture to help protect the Arctic

Blog entry by Virginia Rabal | 2 May, 2015 1 comment

OK so this week we've been talking about the OSPAR Convention , and the delegates who have the power to secure a Marine Protected Area in 10% of the future Arctic Sanctuary. All this is very interesting, but what can I do to let OSPAR...

Have scientist, will travel

Feature story | 28 September, 2009 at 2:00

Yes, it’s true, we do indeed have scientists. And some days, we even let them out of the lab.

SOS - Support Ocean Sanctuaries!

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | 5 April, 2014 2 comments

It was a good meeting for the oceans! This is at least a consolation for not seeing the Statue of Liberty. Coming from Manila, Philippines to New York for the first time it is a shame not to have a selfie with the icon of the city,...

No more bluefin tuna fishing seasons until stocks recover - Greenpeace

Press release | 22 June, 2010 at 17:15

Mediterranean Sea - 2010 - Greenpeace today wrapped up its six week "Defending our Mediterranean" ship tour. Two Greenpeace ships, the Rainbow Warrior and the Arctic Sunrise have been patrolling the Mediterranean, taking non-violent direct action...

Strengthen fisheries enforcement to stop pirate fishing, end overfishing crisis -...

Press release | 12 November, 2012 at 14:50

Colombo, Sri Lanka, 
November 12, 2012 – The monitoring of tuna fisheries must be strengthened and transfers of fish at sea banned to end the overfishing crisis in the Indian Ocean, Greenpeace International said on Monday after it again found...

Freedom for the Seas: Now and for the Future

Publication | 1 March, 2008 at 1:00

It is clearer today than ever before that the threats to ocean life are growing and beyond the capacity of any one nation to address alone. While in the past, we primarily spoke of overfishing or destructive fishing and their impacts on ocean...

Black Holes in Deep Oceans Space: Closing the Legal Voids in High Seas Biodiversity...

Publication | 1 March, 2008 at 1:00

The challenges facing our oceans in the 21st Century require that the primacy of the concept of “Freedom for the Seas” (Libertas Mari) be restored. The international community must act now on its commitments to protect the marine environment, so...

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