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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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Justice for the Tokyo Two - justice for whales, coming our way?

Feature story | 15 May, 2009 at 0:00

Justice is starting to go the Tokyo Two way: A court in Aomori, Japan, has delivered a series of setbacks to the prosecution in the trial of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki (the activists known as the Tokyo Two) - and the Japanese government's...

Icelanding whaling support declines

Feature story | 16 September, 2003 at 0:00

Our presence in Iceland is starting to turn the tide of opinion on this North Atlantic Island. The Icelandic Government is now reviewing the so-called "scientific whaling" programme and the Prime Minister recently indicated that if no export...

First fin whales killed in Iceland

Feature story | 19 June, 2009 at 0:00

The whaling boat Hvalur 9 dragged two massive fin whales up to the ancient whaling station ramp at Hvalförður in the early hours. If it were not for Iceland’s midnight sun the whalers would have been sneaking in under the cover of the night – a...

Taking the whaling debate to the Japanese people

Feature story | 26 January, 2009 at 0:00

We have officially opened a new Communications Centre in the northern fishing district of Aomori. As we mark 20 years of non-violent environmental campaigning in Japan this year, we're bringing our message of healthy oceans, whale protection, and...

Japan's whaling programme in disarray

Feature story | 12 November, 2008 at 0:00

As the whaling fleet prepares to depart Japan, evidence is mounting of an industry in crisis, as new revelations of financial and image problems add to the woes of the scandal-plagued industry.

BREAKING: Japan's 'research whaling' ruled illegal by International Court of Justice

Blog entry by Tom Ganderton | 31 March, 2014 53 comments

UPDATE: The Government of Japan has officially cancelled plans to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean this coming year. (Detailed update at bottom. ) Original post: Whales everywhere will be jumping for joy today. Why?

Greenpeace Condemns Japanese Government's Whaling Subsidy Increase

Press release | 27 October, 2011 at 5:15

Tokyo, 27 October 2011 – Greenpeace joined a coalition of Japanese NGOs (1) today in condemning the Japanese government's latest attempt to prop up its so-called "scientific" whaling programme, demanding the ¥2.28 billion (US$30 million) subsidy...

Whaling On Trial

Publication | 28 April, 2011 at 3:30

In early 2010, two Greenpeace activists went on trial in Japan in an unprecedented court case - one that court papers will register simply as a case of theft and trespass but which, over the course of the past two years, has become so much more.

Save whales, not whaling

Feature story | 23 April, 2010 at 15:56

A proposal to keep the dying whaling industries on life support has just been unveiled by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- instead of a concrete plan to safeguard whales.

Activism is not a crime

Feature story | 21 June, 2010 at 12:38

Non-governmental organisations and their activists play an active and essential role in representative democracies. Like journalists and other watchdogs of society, they are part of the vanguard against tyranny and their service to the political...

Operation Breakthrough: The story behind Big Miracle

Feature story | 27 January, 2012 at 13:07

To mark the launch of new movie, Big Miracle starring Drew Barrymore, about the 1988 rescue of grey whales in Alaska, we're publishing this fascinating story by Campbell Plowden who was a Greenpeace whales campaigner who played a key part; he...

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Feature story | 12 November, 2009 at 0:00

We've been watching the horizon for this one for a very long time, but our colleagues up in the crow's nest report that a new blip on the horizon could mean an end to Japanese whaling in Antarctica.

Japanese Whaling: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Feature story | 19 March, 2009 at 0:00

We have lodged an appeal against Japanese government censorship, calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) to release uncensored documentation of whale meat sales.Previously we obtained these documents through a 2008 Freedom of Information...

Who rammed whom?

Feature story | 28 December, 2005 at 0:00

We've been here before: the Southern Ocean, the Japanese whaling fleet, Greenpeace defending the lives of whales in the face of so called "scientific whaling". And in true de ja vu style, the whalers are once again accusing Greenpeace of...

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | 17 October, 2006 at 0:00

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.

Stop Icelandic whaling

Feature story | 14 August, 2003 at 0:00

Iceland announced a few days ago the resumption of its "Scientific Whaling" programme. We have turned our flagship "Rainbow Warrior" around to do something about it.

Panama Whales Meeting: Fork In the Road for Future of Whales

Press release | 2 July, 2012 at 15:41

Panama, July 2, 2012 - As the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) opens in Panama City, Greenpeace International oceans campaigner John Frizell said: “We have come to a fork in the road for the future of whales and...

IWC summit delivers promise for increased whaling, too little for whale conservation

Press release | 6 July, 2012 at 23:30

Panama, July 6, 2012 – As the 64th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) closes in Panama City, Greenpeace International whales campaign coordinator John Frizell delivered the following statement:

Japan’s whaling fleet: effectively nationalised and running on empty

Press release | 20 December, 2012 at 2:03

Tokyo, December 20, 2012 – Greenpeace and 18 Japanese NGOs called on the Japanese government to end its unprofitable whaling operations and refocus on domestic priorities as the factory ship of the country's so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet...

One year and Six Months Jail Demanded for Greenpeace Investigators who Exposed...

Press release | 8 June, 2010 at 11:01

Aomori, Japan - Despite conducting a public interest investigation into corruption in the Japanese whaling industry, which was singled out by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the longest jail term for any Greenpeace...

Greenpeace Urges End to Scandal-Ridden Japanese Whaling at IWC 62

Press release | 21 June, 2010 at 12:56

Agadir – Junichi Sato, Programme Director of Greenpeace Japan, issued the following statement as the 62^nd annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) opens in Agadir, Morocco:

Obama and the whale

Feature story | 10 November, 2009 at 0:00

The government of Japan has decided to look into wasteful spending. We can't think of a greater waste than the Japanese whaling programme. So we sent a delegation to the place where the review committee is meeting.

A Choice for Iceland's Future

Publication | 4 September, 2003 at 0:00

Greenpeace urges Icelanders to choose eco-tourism over a return to commercial whaling.

Whaling and whaling subsidies still unnecessary

Press release | 31 March, 2012 at 4:13

Tokyo, Japan, 31 March 2012 – As Japan’s Antarctic whaling fleet returned to port this morning, Greenpeace Japan Executive Director Junichi Sato said: “Japan’s disgraced whaling fleet has once again returned to Japan from its shameful,...

End of Japanese Whaling May be in Sight

Press release | 12 November, 2009 at 0:00

A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called...

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...

Quarterly - 2010.1

Background | 1 July, 2010 at 11:57

Greenpeace International's supporter magazine.

Tokyo Two face jail with no case to answer

Feature story | 14 May, 2010 at 9:19

Greenpeace anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato, and Toru Suzuki, appeared in court again today - to face whalers at the heart of Japan's corrupt whaling industry which they exposed. But despite further compelling evidence of government...

Unjust sentence for Tokyo Two

Feature story | 6 September, 2010 at 9:54

Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki, known as the Tokyo Two, exposed widespread corruption in Japan's whaling programme – in return, they have been handed a one year suspended prison sentence. However, despite the harsh punishment the two anti-whaling...

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