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Fool's Gold

Feature story | June 8, 2006 at 6:00

A report entitled ‘Fool’s Gold’ gives strong evidence that Lafayette’s mining operations in the island proves to be no-win situation for Rapu Rapu and its coastal neighbors.

Whalesharks in protest

Feature story | June 14, 2006 at 6:00

Pleading to put an end to Lafayette’s polluting operations, Greenpeace activists wearing head gear resembling whale shark (butanding) tails assembled at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources compound to denote the marine life which...

The start of an imminent oceans disaster

Feature story | August 10, 2006 at 6:00

The conclusion of Lafayette’s controversial 30-day test run that has been marred by: accusations of spills and heavy-handed efforts to thwart independent monitoring, in the island mine of Rapu Rapu, signals the dawn of an impending oceans...

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...

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...

Tackling pollution in the global centre of marine life

Feature story | August 15, 2006 at 6:00

The Esperanza arrives in the Philippines to confront the most pressing threats facing the country's marine ecosystems.

Rubbish at the Bay

Feature story | August 16, 2006 at 6:00

The plastic waste survey and documentation undertaken today by Greenpeace and Eco-Waste Coalition highlights the urgency of implementing waste management laws on land, particularly those concerning plastics such as disposable (single-use)...

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...

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 spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...

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...

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.

Compelling evidence of toxicity in Rapu Rapu

Feature story | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

There is no doubt that toxic pollution from the mine would clearly affect the coastal and marine ecosystems of Rapu-Rapu Island. Therefore, Lafayette's mining operations in Rapu Rapu must be permanently shut down.

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,...

An “Angel” to Defend our Oceans

Feature story | August 29, 2006 at 6:00

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 lifestyle television host. Angel is now a Greenpeace Ocean...

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...

A 'ray of hope' for the oceans

Feature story | August 30, 2006 at 6:00

Apo Island Marine Reserve in central Philippines is a 'ray of hope' for oceans around the world, Greenpeace said today during the visit of the ship MY Esperanza to the famous reserve. The Esperanza was welcomed in pristine Apo Island by the local...

Last stop: Cebu

Feature story | September 1, 2006 at 6:00

The Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza arrives today in Cebu City on the last stop of the Philippine leg of her global Defending our Oceans expedition. The voyage aims to highlight the wonders of, and the environmental threats to, the world's oceans.

Sorry, the competition is now closed.

Feature story | November 9, 2007 at 23:39

Even among people who agree that whales should not be killed needlessly in the name of research, opinions diverge wildly when it comes to naming them. So far we have received over 8,000 entries to name some of the whales that were tagged for the...

Japanese gov't should expose the truth about corrupt whaling industry

Feature story | March 19, 2009 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists peacefully picketed in front of the Japanese Embassies in Manila and Bangkok to demand fair trial for two Japanese environmentalists who were arrested for exposing large scale corruption within the Japanese government-sponsor...

Noel Cabangon sings Power

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | March 26, 2009 2 comments

Last March 20, Noel Cabangon along with The Jerks performed anti-nuke songs at the 70s Bistro . This video is Noel's take on the classic song Power which was originally performed by John Hall in the September 1979 Madison Square...

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...

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...

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...

Uninspired implementation of environmental laws hinders SEA from leading the world in...

Blog entry by JP Agcaoili | June 8, 2011

ASEAN member states could be the world leaders in sustainable development.  We could be the prime example of how the protection of our natural resources benefits not just the world, but contributes largely as well to national progress...

Of Fishkills and Water Hyacinths

Blog entry by Beau Baconguis | June 23, 2011

Fishkills in Taal Lake and now flooding in North Cotabato and Maguindanao due to heavy proliferation of water hyacinth in Liguasan Marsh and the Rio Grande de Mindanao - these are only the most the recent cases that demonstrate how...

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...

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...

The harsh reality of longline fishing

Feature story | November 15, 2011 at 17:03

On Monday our activists made a gruesome discovery aboard the Chinese Taipei vessel Ming Maan Shyang No. 20

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...

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...

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...

Year in Pictures 2011

Blog entry by Mike Townsley | December 20, 2011

2011 was the year the bottom shook the top, the year the ballerina danced on the bull, and “The Protestor” was named Time Magazine person of the year. The faces in our Year in Pictures pay testament and tribute to our contribution...

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...

Maraming salamat po

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 25, 2011

Happy holidays. Season’s greetings. Merry Christmas. It all seems pretty much the same as this holiday season is about celebrating life and the hope that it brings when people take it upon themselves to do something out of the...

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...

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...

Our leaders can and should save the Pacific tuna next week

Blog entry by Duncan Williams, Greenpeace Australia | March 20, 2012

Ocean stewardship in the Pacific has come a long way. Ask a Pacific islander fifty years ago about managing fish and you would have been greeted with a look of bemusement. After all, fish back in the day were thought of as unlimited.

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...

Tweeting up a storm for tuna at the WCPFC

Blog entry by Nathaniel Pelle | March 30, 2012

Yesterday in Guam we spent much of the morning discussing the WCPFC’s Technical and Compliance Committee’s Provisional Monitoring Report from their 7 th regular session on Surveillance and zzzzzz…….  If you didn’t fall asleep...

International Biodiversity Day focuses on marine world

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | May 22, 2012

"Despite its importance, marine biodiversity — the theme of this year's International Day for Biological Diversity — has not fared well at human hands. Commercial over-exploitation of the world’s fish stocks is severe. Many species...

We need fewer boats, more fish to save our oceans

Blog entry by Mark Dia | May 26, 2012

I’m here in Bangkok at a gathering of hundreds of tuna business officials , policy-makers and even a few environmental advocates like myself. It’s been a long week of discussion about the future of the industry, including a lot...

Reversing a decline: Give fish a chance

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | July 23, 2012 1 comment

"Our future as human beings depends on our intelligent and prudent use of the oceans." - Nelson Mandela The recent Pole and Line Forum in General Santos City, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, opened up many major fronts in our...

Musings of a "mermaid ecowarrior"

Blog entry by Jenica Dizon, Oceans Guest Blogger | August 6, 2012

The sudden roar of the engines brought the speedboat to life as it skimmed through the mild current. I marveled at the boundless ocean in the horizon. I felt jittery during the boat ride as a mixture of anxiety and excitement swept me.

Two ships, one vision for our oceans

Blog entry by Steve Smith, Greenpeace International | October 14, 2012

Thousands of miles apart, two Greenpeace ships propelled our global oceans campaign forward today. This morning in Taiwan – home to the world’s largest tuna fishing fleet – Greenpeace activists took action at the largest...

IUU fishing? A big "no-no" in Palau

Blog entry by Cristina Nitafan | November 3, 2012

Palau, because of its beach and scenery, reminds me so much of the Philippines. Interestingly, similarities between the two countries range from vegetation to countries that ruled them. But what sets Palau different from the...

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...

Defend our oceans

Feature story | November 8, 2012 at 16:05

There’s more to the sea than the endless stretch of blue water. This vast global ocean pulses around our world driving the natural forces which maintain life on our planet. And beneath the waves, the ocean is also pulsing with life—a staggering...

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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...

Etching the Pacific ‘Storyboard’ of our Oceanic Realm

Blog entry by Seni Nabou | November 20, 2012

One of the first delights I first discovered when I first visited Palau in mid-2000 was that  similar to Papua New Guinea , storyboards – carvings etched in wooden slabs depicting stories / myths / legends – were also a  traditional...

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