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Mangrove forests: not your average tree farms

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | May 14, 2014

Mangroves are salt-tolerant evergreen forests found along sheltered coastlines, shallow-water lagoons, estuaries, rivers or deltas in 124 tropical and subtropical countries and areas. They stand out among the coastal wetlands of...

Why sharks are now more afraid of us

Blog entry by Diah Abida | August 12, 2014

Tell me the truth: are you afraid of sharks, like, deathly afraid of those big jaws? Well, the chances of you seeing sharks alive in open water are actually getting rarer nowadays.  In fact, it’s easier and more common to find...

Major breakthrough for Ocean Lovers: UN takes landmark step towards high seas...

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | January 26, 2015

It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of  negotiations  at the United Nations, a  breakthrough  came in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 24 January:...

7 Resolutions for #OceanLovers

Blog entry by Veronica Frank | January 12, 2015

One week in to 2015, and even though some New Year’s resolutions will already have fallen by the wayside, we all need to urgently think about one more resolution:  The resolution to protect the oceans and all its beautiful whales,...

We are the stakeholders of our oceans and seas

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | May 11, 2015

May is the time of the year when summer is in full swing, when most Filipinos flock to the beach, or go to remote island destinations still under the radar of travel magazines. After all, we are a nation of more than 7,107 picturesque...

My memories of Kinilaw: a celebration of the sea’s bounty and beyond

Blog entry by Chef Myke "Tatung" Sarthou | May 25, 2015

I truly find comfort by the sea. In Cebu, we lived near the ocean, and so it was easy to swim on a whim. We could take a ten- to fifteen-minute tricycle ride from our village to the nearest beach, if no one wanted to drive us there.

It’s official! United Nations decide to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 20, 2015

No reason to deny it – making it official makes things a tad more real! Today the United Nations General Assembly formally decided to develop a High Seas Biodiversity Agreement, endorsing  the breakthrough outcome  of the UN...

For the love of sharks

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it, guest blogger | July 10, 2015

It all started with a great ocean view. Gary Cases, a seasoned scuba instructor and a dive shop owner in Malapascua had been toying with the idea of setting up a marine sanctuary ever since he first set foot on island, seeing there was...

What do you mean it's #NotJustTuna?

Blog entry by Jezreel Belleza | November 21, 2015

Do you know what's in our tuna cans? It's a ridiculous question because it really should be just tuna , right? Well, these tuna fishers say otherwise — “...We are not being treated as humans, but more like animals.”   ...

Stopping Thai Union from trashing our seas


Blog entry by Arifsyah Nasution | May 17, 2016

I’m onboard the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, in the Western Indian Ocean on an important tuna quest. Tuna is probably the most popular seafood commodity out there. People eat it for a number of reasons, mostly as a convenient and...

Why is CITES important for us Filipinos?

Blog entry by Dennis Bryan Bait-it | September 29, 2016

After traveling thousands of miles from the beautiful island paradise of Malapascua in the Philippines, I am now in Johannesburg, South Africa, to tell the stories about how thresher sharks are valuable not just to our oceans, but to...

The power of your plate

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | March 7, 2017

For a country of 7,641 islands with a population of more than 100 million, more than half of which are living in coastal areas, an empty ocean means food insecurity, malnutrition, and further hardships to our fisher folk, who have been...

To ensure fish for the future

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 7, 2017

I couldn’t stop thinking of my favorite Galunggong fish (roundscad) back in the Philippines while observing a meeting of world’s governments at the United Nations in New York! Popularly known as poor man’s fish in my country due to its...

Greenpeace calls for less talk, more action on global overfishing

Press release | March 17, 2014 at 16:53

Manila, 17 March 2014 – Ministers from some of the world’s largest fishing powers, including the EU, the US, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines recently gathered at a high-level international conference in Greece, where they reiterated...

Marine conservationists commend Philippine Airlines for its shark ban

Press release | April 24, 2014 at 16:32

Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2014— Online pressure has prompted the Philippines’ national airline, Philippine Airlines (PAL), to publicly announce its commitment to sustainable development approximately 12 hours after a petition at change.org...

Roadmap to Roadmap to Recovery of Philippine Oceans

Publication | May 28, 2014 at 22:56

The Roadmap to Recovery for the Philippine Oceans is an urgent proposal to reverse the deteriorating condition of the country’s marine resources – the need to safeguard the health of our oceans, the viability of coastal communities and national...

Fisherfolk groups to President Aquino: Save Philippine fisheries, adopt Roadmap to...

Press release | May 30, 2014 at 14:12

Manila, Philippines, 30 May 2014 – On the eve of National Fisherfolk’s Day, close to 1,000 people from fisherfolk groups, civil society and non-government organizations marched to Malacañang in festive sea creature costumes to deliver their...

Greenpeace unveils a photo exhibit on shark appreciation and conservation

Press release | August 13, 2014 at 14:23

Cebu City, Philippines, 10 August 2014— Hunted accidentally or with impunity, sharks species are now facing extinction, causing worldwide concern over the sustainability of their species. Greenpeace today marked the beginning of Shark Week with...

National protection strongly urged for the conservation of local sharks and rays species

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 13:46

Cebu City, 15 August 2014— Around 150 representatives from civil society, government, tourism and business sectors, marine conservationists, divers and the academe gathered today at the Cebu Provincial Capitol to show their commitment to protect...

Briefing Paper: Forum on Fish Aggregating Devices

Publication | September 3, 2014 at 13:10

Fish aggregating devices (FADs), called payao in the Philippines and rumpon in Indonesia, are large floating objects deployed by fishing vessels to attract fish and make easier the task of finding and catching them. FADs work because tuna and a...

Pacific tuna stock on the brink of disaster

Press release | September 3, 2014 at 13:43

General Santos City, Philippines— On the eve of the 16th National Tuna Congress, stakeholders from civil society, non-government organizations and the fisheries sector strongly urged fishing nations like the Philippines to monitor and...

Greenpeace expose juvenile ‘baby’ tuna catch in Philippine tuna industry

Press release | December 2, 2014 at 13:01

Manila Philippines – Greenpeace today released the results of an investigation into juvenile bycatch, showing evidence that ‘baby’ skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye tuna are unloaded regularly at the General Santos fish port. The investigation was...

We have the power to change the tuna industry for good

Blog entry by Ephraim Batungbacal | December 6, 2018

Sustainably Caught Canned Tuna Pams pole and line caught canned tuna. Pams is the home brand for Foodstuffs, one of New Zealand's two main supermarket companies. Foodstuffs introduced pole and line tuna to its Pams range in 2011...

Press Centre

Hub | August 1, 2007 at 16:32

The rejection of Gina is a rejection of change: Greenpeace Statement on the...

Press release | May 3, 2017 at 17:08

Manila-- A day after the third confirmation hearing of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Regina Paz Lopez, the Commission on Appointments voted to reject Lopez for the environment agency post.

Greenpeace blockades DENR, declares environment agency ‘not open for business’

Press release | May 8, 2017 at 12:00

08 May 2017 Manila, Philippines – Activists from Greenpeace Philippines today blockaded the gates of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) head office in Quezon City to protest the continued control of the Philippine...

Greenpeace Philippines reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as DENR Secretary

Press release | May 9, 2017 at 17:16

In reaction to the appointment of Roy Cimatu as the new Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Vince Cinches, Political Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines, said:

Football and bottom trawling

Page | April 13, 2007 at 15:35

Can't see the link between football and scraping the oceans floors of all life with bottom trawling? Produced during the world cup 2006, this animation will give you a whole new insight into the beautiful game...

Videos

Hub | April 1, 2005 at 2:17

Coalition pushes for environmental agenda ahead of 2nd Presidential debate

Press release | March 16, 2016 at 15:25

Cebu City – Environmental and community groups band together with members of the church, academe, cause-oriented and civil society organizations, to amplify their call for a more robust discussion of environmental agendas in the 2ndPiliPinas...

Pacific must solidify their position to save its ocean

Blog entry by Navi Tuivuniwai | November 29, 2012

The annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is scheduled to kick start in Manila, Philippines on December 2, 2012. On board the MY Esperanza, we’ve just completed the last leg of the  “Defending...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Ocean Defenders

Image gallery | November 16, 2012

More boats and more fishing will end up in empty plates and empty future

Blog entry by Apple Chow | December 6, 2012 1 comment

Fishing is not quite what it used to be. Even in the Pacific where images of sunny shores, palm tress and little canoes may prevail, reality underneath the waves is quite something else. Some of the biggest and most powerful fishing...

Windows On The Whales' World

Page | November 14, 2007 at 0:16

Humpback whales are among the widest-ranging animals on Earth. Each year, they leave productive summer feeding grounds in high latitudes to undertake a migration that will take them anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 miles (2,400 to 8,000 kilometres),...

Paddles Up! for cleaner seas

Image gallery | June 29, 2013

Hope amid devastation in Apo Island

Image gallery | July 10, 2013

Arrival of M/Y Esperanza in Dumaguete

Image gallery | July 12, 2013

Dolphins in Tañon Strait

Image gallery | July 14, 2013

M/Y Esperanza Open Boat Day 2

Image gallery | July 28, 2013

Ranking of 9 local tuna canneries revealed

Image gallery | October 2, 2015

All aboard - The Seafood Week, Oceans Conservation and the 2016 Elections

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | February 21, 2016

These past few days, the public saw the country’s premier hotels and restaurants inviting their patrons to join them in saving the oceans by scrutinizing the seafood that are served and consumed.  The decision of the hospitality...

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