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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...

New Zealander cycles the Philippines coasts to raise awareness about ocean plastic

Blog entry by Abigail Aguilar | September 28, 2016

Anna Dawson is no stranger to Philippine coastlines, having lived and worked in the country since 2008. However, her next challenge will be one of the biggest yet. From September to December 2016, the New Zealander is cycling 2,000km...

Why I’m Joining the Greenpeace Ships to Fight Plastic Pollution

Blog entry by Froilan Grate | March 1, 2019

Plastic pollution might be very visible in the Philippines and other Asian countries, but the crisis started somewhere else. It began in the boardrooms of the top multinational companies when they decided to dump products packaged in...

Green advocates remind President Duterte of environmental to-do list

Press release | September 9, 2016 at 0:33

In a press conference held in Quezon City, environmental advocates united once more to remind President Rodrigo Duterte the list of environmental reforms he promised to initiate in the first 100 days of his presidency. The Green Thumb...

Coral bleaching

Page | August 22, 2007 at 23:52

Coral bleaching is a condition that can seriously damage and kill entire coral reefs. Corals contain microscopic algae called zooxanthellae that provide the coral with food and give them their vibrant colours. Rising ocean temperatures cause...

Global warming

Page | August 24, 2007 at 23:52

Oil Spill in Cavite

Image gallery | August 11, 2013

A Plastic Free Christmas Message

Blog entry by Anna Dawson | December 16, 2016 1 comment

It is the season to be jolly, to be holy, to love and to give. And it is in the last act, the act of giving, where we struggle at Christmas time. Malls bulge with the influx of shoppers buying gifts to show their loved ones just how...

Undermining Paradise

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:13

Mining operations on Rapu Rapu island in the Philippines by Australian company LaFayette are a ticking time bomb for local fisheries and the region's coral reefs and whale sharks.

Philippines oil disaster

Page | September 15, 2006 at 11:21

While the Esperanza visits the Philippines, it becomes witness to the worst oil spill to ever hit the country. The crew assist in clean up efforts and help assess the damage of this disaster for the marine environment and for the people who live...

Greenpeace condemns U.S. toxic waste dumping in Subic

Press release | November 9, 2012 at 10:36

Greenpeace condemns any toxic dumping, whether on land or at sea.

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Help end overfishing

Image gallery | November 29, 2012

The 'Vergene' Purse Seiner

Image gallery | November 17, 2012

Whale Shark

Image gallery | March 28, 2012

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

Pirates of the Mediterranean

E-card | April 20, 2010 at 18:01

The bluefin tuna fishery in the Mediterranean is on the verge of collapse. These three ministers were supposed to safeguard its future. Instead, they've let the fishing industry plunder an irreplaceable treasure. If they don't close the...

Take action to protect tuna

Page | December 3, 2008 at 20:35

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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...

Follow the Great Whale Trail

Page | January 9, 2009 at 0:26

Ramming

Page | January 9, 2009 at 0:09

On the morning of 08 January 2006, in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise was rammed by the Nisshin Maru, the factory ship of the Fisheries Agency of Japan's whaling fleet. Here is the official account...

We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

Blog entry by Vince Cinches | October 25, 2017

In the words of David Attenborough, “ Our planet is a blue planet ”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. It wasn’t long ago that the oceans were still believed to be...

Analysis of samples of water collected from creeks in the vicinity of the Lafayette...

Publication | August 30, 2006 at 21:22

Sample descriptions Two samples of waters were collected from Mirikpitik Creek (MI06093, MI06094) in the vicinity of the Lafayette mine site on the 2nd August 2006. Local residents had reported fish kills in the stream. Close to the outflow to...

Findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission on the Mining Operations...

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

This is the comprehensive fact-finding report of the Rapu-Rapu Fact- Finding Commission submitted to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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