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Thousands rally in Bicol to “defend the oceans” against illegal fishing

Press release | July 20, 2013 at 10:00

Donsol, Sorsogon Province —Today, more than a thousand people marched in Bicol province in a rally meant to “defend the oceans” from illegal and destructive fishing.

Comprehensive rehab of Manila Bay is possible, necessary

Press release | July 23, 2013 at 13:44

Manila —The Greenpeace ship, Esperanza, arrived today in Manila Bay amid calls for a comprehensive rehab of the country’s most famous body of water. The call came as scientists from the University of the Philippines-Marine Science Institute...

Illegal dumpsite in Manila Bay shut down by Greenpeace, EcoWaste Coalition

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 10:32

Manila—Early this morning activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia, crew from the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, and members of EcoWaste Coalition shut down Pier 18, an illegal dumpsite, operating on the shores of Manila Bay.

Guns, goons and garbage: Illegal waste dump threatens violence on peaceful...

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 13:26

Manila— PhilEco, the company which owns the illegal waste dump in Manila Bay’s Pier 18, has pulled out guns and has threatened to shoot peaceful environmental activists involved in a non-violent protest to shut down their polluting facility.

Greenpeace sounds the alarm on the state of tuna, calls for action to ensure a...

Press release | September 8, 2013 at 19:11

General Santos City, Philippines - Greenpeace today warned major tuna industry players that unless drastic measures are put into place to halt the decline of the world’s tuna stocks there will be no future for their multi-billion peso businesses.

Greenpeace demands a full and transparent investigation on the Sual Power Station oil...

Press release | October 30, 2014 at 18:05

Manila, Philippines— Greenpeace laments the unfortunate incident of the oil spill that occurred at the Sual Power Station earlier this week.

The need to ban fish aggregating devices (FADs) to save juvenile ‘baby’ tunas

Publication | December 1, 2014 at 19:02

General Santos City is the tuna capital of the Philippines. It is the home port to a large fleet comprising 299 fish carriers, 86 ringnet vessels, 91 purse seiners and 110 handliners. Six of the eight tuna canneries in the Philippines are located...

Community impacts

Page | August 22, 2007 at 23:54

While farmed shrimp may make your Chinese takeaway a little more affordable, the costs have proved devastating for the people who live near shrimp farms. Delicate transitional zones from sea to dry land, mangrove forests are the nesting grounds...

Untouchable Cambodian ship evades arrest by Pacific authorities

Press release | November 17, 2012 at 21:32

Pacific Ocean -– Greenpeace has been forced to abandon its pursuit of the unregulated Cambodian reefer Heng Xing 1 in the Pacific Ocean due to a lack of legislation that would enable necessary steps to address its involvement in illegal...

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Illegal dumpsite in Pier 18 to be investigated

Press release | July 25, 2013 at 16:53

Manila—The illegal dumpsite at Manila Bay’s Pier 18 will be investigated, according to EcoWaste Coalition and Greenpeace. This pronouncement followed the four-hour shutdown of the facility by activists from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and crew for...

Groups deplore lack of clear plans, positions on environment issues

Press release | March 21, 2016 at 12:12

Cebu City–Environmental groups who converged in Cebu yesterday for the second leg of the PiliPinas Presidential Debates 2016 expressed disappointment at the candidates’ lack of any clear positions and plans regarding urgent environmental issues...

8 reasons why Shell can't be trusted in the Arctic

Blog entry by Franziska | January 4, 2013

Shell's  most recent 'mishap'  a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it's the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in...

Saving the environment—more fun in the Philippines

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | April 22, 2013

Last Sunday, thousands came to celebrate Earth Day along Manila Bay in style. Some came dressed up as fish, while others came as Philippine mythical creatures believed to cause sickness to those who’ll destroy their homes. A cultural...

Sailing through the world’s richest waters – Rainbow Warrior arrives in Indonesia

Blog entry by Bustar Maitar | May 9, 2013

I grew up in West Papua, which sits in the far west of the world’s biggest archipelago. I studied forestry in the province’s capital, but grew up in another city called Jayapura. If West Papua is considered frontier land, then Jayapura...

Russian Indigenous communities clean up Rusvietpetro’s oil spill as company does nothing

Blog entry by Laura Kenyon | June 4, 2013

On May 26, oil began flowing down the Kolva River through Komi Indigenous land in Northern Russia. For a week now the oil has been coating the river and building up on the banks, with no reaction from Rusvietpetro, the joint venture...

3 oil spills in 3 countries in 2 weeks

Blog entry by Zelda Soriano | August 16, 2013

It’s been a bad few weeks for the oceans of Southeast Asia, with three separate petrochemical spills polluting our waters, endangering biodiversity and livelihoods. Coming hot on the heels of the spill in Thailand on July 27,...

We rebut Gazprom’s absurd claims about the Arctic 30

Blog entry by Ben Ayliffe | October 9, 2013

In a recent news   item   on the   BBC , Artur Akopov, chief of operations on the Prirazlomnaya, made a number of absurd claims about the safety of the peaceful Greenpeace action on the side of Gazprom’s giant oil platform. In a   ...

Cavite City Open Dumpsite: A Pile of Lessons

Blog entry by Diah Abida | January 14, 2014 1 comment

All of us produce waste each day, and what you or I consider waste might not be worthless to someone else. But have you ever wondered where our personal, household, and office wastes are being disposed?  Have you ever asked where your...

Kindergarteners speak their hearts out about slaughtered sea turtles

Blog entry by Joan Meris | May 19, 2014

Last week, I received a letter from a long-time friend who is currently teaching at Cebu International School (CIS). She shared with me a story about how her five kindergarten students responded to the news article they read in class...

Justice for fellow ocean defender, Gerlie Menchie Alpajora

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | August 15, 2015

I always admire people at the frontline, actively confronting the threats happening in their backyard. Most of these people, the nameless thousands brave men and women, can choose to ignore dynamite fishing that their neighbors are...

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