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Letting our oceans breathe

Blog entry by Mark Dia | March 16, 2012

Have you ever stopped doing what you do for a moment and think about where you get all the things you need to live?  Our Oceans.  Every second breath we take comes from it.  A lot of what we eat live in it.  Jobs of many of our...

Shark-finning fines add to spotlight on Taiwan's ocean destruction

Blog entry by Lagi Toribau, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | February 16, 2012

Late last year, while I was onboard the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, we discovered a Taiwanese ship, the Sheng Chi Hui Number 7,  catching and finning sharks  in Palauan waters. This is a sad, destructive and unfortunately widespread...

My Christmas wish: responsible fishing in the Pacific

Blog entry by Sari Tolvanen | December 20, 2011

My job as a Greenpeace oceans campaigner has sent me to lots of places in the past ten years- on land and at sea. Last month, I was in Manila, Philippines to meet with the president of Frabelle fishing corporation, one of the...

Up up in the sky spotting pirates

Blog entry by Joan Meris | December 6, 2011

Pirates, in my imagination, are valiant seafarers in search of richness and glory in the high seas. In the olden days, they are regarded with fear and loathing for tales run wild of ghastly misdemeanors.  They rob, hijack and loot...

Kababayan towards a more sustainable tuna fishery

Blog entry by Joan Meris | November 22, 2011

“Arya!” shouted the captain.  This word reverberated around Purple Lilac 888 as it readied itself to release its net. “Arya” , which literally means “forge ahead”, is a Philippine term used in fishing jargon to refer to the...

Let’s Occupy Oceans

Blog entry by Alex Hofford, photographer on board the Esperanza | November 20, 2011

Crew members of the 'Jing Lu Yuan No005' are seen hurriedly stuffing dried shark fins into bags and rushing below deck to remove them from view. ©Greenpeace / Alex Hofford  Currently I’m on assignment for Greenpeace as the...

I am an Ocean Defender

Blog entry by Joan Meris | November 11, 2011

It was 2006 when I first volunteered in Greenpeace. I just finished my last term in college and a friend invited me to attend a volunteer’s meeting. At that time, I only associated Greenpeace with their anti-GMO (genetically modified...

Esperanza for Pacific Oceans, Pacific People, Pacific Lives

Blog entry by Duncan William, Greenpeace Australia Pacific | October 17, 2011

As a Pacific Islander onboard the Greenpeace vessel, the  MY Esperanza (Spanish for Hope), I cannot help but feel that there  is hope despite the plight facing our magnificent Pacific Ocean. This vast oceanscape has been the bridge...

Have scientist, will travel

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 28, 2009

Dr. Paul Johnson Yes, it’s true, we do indeed have scientists. And some days, we even let them out of the lab. Today is one of those days.  Our Greenpeace Chief Scientist, Dr Paul Johnston, has travelled from our international...

Fish Now, Pay Later

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 14, 2009 1 comment

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog Just two days ago, the Japanese purse seiner, Fukuichi Maru was pulling in its purse seine net, heavy with freshly caught tuna, when we found them fishing in area 2 of the Pacific high...

FAD Watch (And It’s Not About Trendy Fashion)

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | September 1, 2009 2 comments

From the Greenpeace Australia Pacific blog Date: Tuesday, 31 August 2009 Location: High Seas Area 1, Western Pacific Ocean Weather conditions: Sunny day, clear skies, light breeze Objective: To look out for FADs A few days ago, we...

An “Angel” to Defend our Oceans

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | August 29, 2006

Angel Aquino is no stranger to the limelight. She has always been a favorite cover girl of various magazines. Starting out as a model, she later became a successful film actress and television lifestyle host. Now, Angel is now a...

If opening our pockets would mean emptying them...

Blog entry by Mark Dia | March 28, 2012

With more than 7,000 islands the Philippines has a coastline longer than the United States. We are surrounded by water, in fact more than 2 million square kilometers. A majority the Philippine population eat fish, with 80% of animal...

Healthy oceans = healthy planet

Blog entry by Mark Dia | June 8, 2015 1 comment

Most of us go about our day not thinking about the vast ocean where we get every second breath we take.  Now more than ever, the old saying that “everything is connected” holds true and with more urgency.   It’s getting quite clear and...

For Independence Day, we want to Break Free

Blog entry by Khevin Yu and Angelica Carballo Pago | June 12, 2018

The many environmental ills that the Philippines is facing now are interlinked and are compounded by other developmental challenges, such as poverty, globalization and shrinking democratic spaces, among other problems. As a developing...

Thank you for letting me be a part of your journey

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | December 22, 2015

Dear Friends,  As I look out my window here in Amsterdam, winter is nearly here, and with it comes the retreat of another year, and the passing of what has been to make way for the spring and the new. As the days get shorter and the...

Making up for lost time

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | February 25, 2013

The pronouncement that February 25 is a working holiday is a clear indication that the significance of the first EDSA People Power Revolution is no longer in the collective consciousness of many Filipinos in recent years. I cannot...

2015: Greenpeace Year in Pictures

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 24, 2015

2015 has been historic for Greenpeace. Together with you and the rest of our countless supporters – we have stepped up our game towards building a planet which is ecologically sound, healthy and liveable. Thanks to our team of photo...

Forty-five years of people power

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 15, 2016

After forty-five years, countless campaigns and stories – one thing remains central to the Greenpeace identity, and that is people. People are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful world we need...

The Climate Impacted: It's Anyone and All of Us

Blog entry by Johanna Fernandez | February 10, 2018

Roughly five years ago, I had just started my job at Greenpeace, and everyone was hard at work preparing for this "ship tour." I was just learning that once every few years, a Greenpeace ship sails to the Philippines, visiting...

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