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Stop the mine! Save our seas!

Feature story | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

Like a ticking clock in a time bomb that’s set to go ‘boom!’ The reopening of the Lafayette mine has started the countdown for another disaster in our marine ecosystem.

Devastation at ground zero

Feature story | August 20, 2006 at 6:00

Scientists and environmental activists onboard the Esperanza today bear witness to the site of the Petron oil spill in order to document environmental impacts of the oil slick in the Guimaras Strait of the central Philippines.

Philippines oil spill

Feature story | August 19, 2006 at 6:00

Today, Joaquin Nava, the Governor of the Philippine island hardest hit by a 350,000 litre oil spill, issued a desperate plea for help: "We can only watch in horror how an oil spill can undo in a few days our initiatives which have taken...

Philippines arrival

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza was welcomed into Manila Bay today amid a sea of plastics, and right away the crew could see there is a lot of work to be done here. Fortunately, there is also a lot worth protecting, and some of the most successful local community...

Bringing the campaign into cyberspace

Feature story | August 11, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s 30-day mock test run signals the dawn of an impending oceans catastrophe. In response, Greenpeace has launched a "virtual march" against Lafayette's mining operations which has caused toxic pollution in the rich...

Whale sharks spotted in Bigaa, Legaspi City

Feature story | August 27, 2006 at 6:00

The recently-discovered presence of feeding whale sharks in the Albay Gulf, particularly along Legaspi City’s coastline, only confirms the urgent need to defend the rich coastal waters of the Bicol region from threats like mining pollution,...

ABN AMRO & ANZ: Stop funding marine pollution

Feature story | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, the Esperanza led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines, funded by banks such as ABN-AMRO and...

It's simple: Ban the FAD

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 5, 2012

Philippines is a great country. " It’s more fun in the Philippines " is an aptly coined slogan for its tourism campaign. Greenpeace put that slogan to the test this morning with an impromptu activity aimed at delivering a similar...

A day in the life of Geneviva

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | November 26, 2012

On board the African Queen, one of MY Esperanza ’s inflatable boats, we approached GENEVIVA, a purse seine fishing vessel from the Philippines. As we got nearer, the crew from the ship gave their genuine smiles and even gave us a hand...

Today's action, tomorrow's impact: a diver's reflection

Blog entry by Wansiri Rongrongmuang | November 23, 2012

Vast indigo ocean, endless blue sky with different shades of clouds and a small group of determined people wanting to change something, here I am in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with Greenpeace. It was almost like I used my...

Time is running out for tuna

Blog entry by Chow Yuen Ping | November 12, 2012

Sailing with the ship, flying with a helicopter, diving in the middle of the sea, I am on the journey of defending the Pacific Ocean. I have been working on a campaign to help Pacific tuna to recover for more than 3 years, yet...

The Esperanza's back in the Pacific

Blog entry by Farah Obaidullah | November 6, 2012

The sun has just set on my first day back on board the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza. It’s been six years since I last sailed on the Esperanza for our Pacific fisheries campaign and I am glad to see how much...

Solace for Freedom Island

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | February 11, 2013

Our cultural narrative as Filipinos is closely linked to the seas. Thus, it cannot be gainsaid that when we cut mangroves, kill corals and exploit marine life, we are taking away parts of ourselves—making us incomplete, as individuals,...

Illegal fishing: what happens at sea too often stays at sea

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | February 27, 2013

The problem of illegal fishing is enormous and Greenpeace has been working hard to combat illegal fishing for many years, as we try to protect our oceans and ensure future generations have fish and fishing jobs.  We have sent ships...

Giving fisherfolk a reason to celebrate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 31, 2013

The Philippine government has declared May to be the National Month of the Ocean, meant to celebrate our seas which are among the richest in biodiversity in the world. At the end of Oceans month, we pay tribute to tireless efforts of...

Planet Earth is planet ocean

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | June 8, 2013

Seen from space the Earth is covered in a blue mantle. Planet Earth is planet ocean as it engulfs the enormously deep and endless frontier of our planet. Without the global ocean there would be no life on Earth. As a...

Hope on the waterfront

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | July 8, 2013

It’s strange how just the sight of the M/Y Esperanza’s green hull seemed to vanquish part, if not all of that stress from those months of making arrangements for its arrival. Perhaps there really is something about arriving ships...

Revisiting Apo

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | July 11, 2013

I first came to Apo Island in Dauin, Negros Oriental in the 1990s to accompany several international delegates participating in a study tour on Coastal Resource Management.  Our objective was to show a model marine reserve wherein the...

Shaping up for a fin-filled Shark Week

Blog entry by William Mackenzie | August 5, 2013

It’s Shark Week. You're allowed to be excited. If you already like sharks you will doubtless be thrilled that the internet is awash with sharp-finned fun. But if you don't know much about sharks, or are a bit wary because they're...

Enough is enough; we need to reclaim our seas and fisheries now

Blog entry by Duncan Williams | December 3, 2013

Greenpeace activists unfold a banner next to a cluster of foreign longline fishing vessels at a harbour in the Pacific reading “Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!” urging the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)...

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