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New Zealand in prime position to protect Antarctic waters

Press release | July 13, 2012 at 13:05

Auckland, 13 July 2012 – Environmental groups responding to a report today (1) that the Antarctic is under serious threat from fishing and mineral exploration say the New Zealand Government is in pole position to champion new protection measures...

NZ snubs US conservation proposal for Last Ocean

Press release | September 6, 2012 at 16:28

Auckland, 6 September 2012 – The New Zealand Government has rejected a joint proposal with the US to protect Antarctica’s Ross Sea, sources have revealed to the Antarctic Ocean Alliance, which includes Greenpeace.

Greenpeace launches campaign to create ‘largest protected area on Earth’

Press release | October 29, 2017 at 13:14

29 October 2017 - Greenpeace has launched a global campaign for an Antarctic Sanctuary, covering 1.8 million square kilometres of ocean, to protect whales, penguins and other wildlife as Antarctic nations fall short on marine protection.

New research shows need for urgent climate action

Press release | March 18, 2009 at 19:32

Greenpeace says new research involving New Zealand scientists and published today in Nature magazine, must surely convince our government of the urgent need for climate action.

World Park Antarctica

Page | February 25, 2010 at 14:14

The campaign to save Antarctica was one of our greatest lessons in the importance of impossible ambitions. The campaign began with little faith that we would ever achieve a complete protection of the Antarctic from looming oil and mineral...

Antarctic ice-bridge snaps, as Obama offers a chance for climate action

Feature story | April 5, 2009 at 22:53

Patience for world leaders talking about tackling climate change is wearing thin. Just as US President Barack Obama addressed a crowd of thousands in Prague on Sunday, Greenpeace activists unveiled a banner urging him to "lead the change on...

End of Japanese whaling may be in sight

Feature story | November 12, 2009 at 19:15

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.

Esperanza refuels in Sydney: Howard heads to Japan

Feature story | March 9, 2007 at 1:28

After 42 days at sea the Greenpeace ship Esperanza arrived in Sydney this morning. It will spend 48 hours re-supplying and then sail directly for Japan.

Esperanza leaves Auckland

Feature story | January 26, 2007 at 0:00

This year the Japanese government aims to hunt almost 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean whales sanctuary. Once again Greenpeace will be there to defend the whales.

Antarctica’s Glaciers are Collapsing - Are We Ready To Pay Attention?

Blog entry by Dave Walsh | May 19, 2014

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?

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