Blog: Oceans

Atlantic low impact fishers demand a fair distribution of fishing rights

Posted by Rukayah Sarumi — 8 October 2015 at 2:19pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: LIFE

Madrid is landlocked, so it wouldn’t be the first place you would expect to find fishers! However, this weekend Madrid was met with the presence of more than 50 low-impact fishermen who came from Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. The meeting was a notable achievement on the cusp of LIFE’s (Low Impact Fishers of Europe) first anniversary.

The 2015 Tuna League Table - How we judged the brands

Posted by aakashnaik — 7 October 2015 at 5:01pm - Comments

Our 2015 Tuna League Table ranks brands on a wider range of issues

Which tuna brands are worst for people, planet and oceans? Click here to see our Tuna League table

The winners and losers: tinned tuna league table kicks off new campaign to end destructive fishing

Posted by Ariana Densham — 2 October 2015 at 4:29pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: Emily Buchanan
John West are failing to meet their commitment to source sustainable tuna

The new Greenpeace tinned tuna league table exposes the wide gulf between UK supermarkets and brands which have taken sustainability seriously and those which have simply broken promises to clean up. Use this to help you decide which brands to buy and which to avoid until they improve. 


Big Blue Love for Big Blue Live

Posted by Willie — 21 August 2015 at 2:42pm - Comments

Something amazing is happening in Monterey Bay, California. The bay is a marine sanctuary, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The bay is home to an amazing array of wildlife: everything from cute, cuddly sea otters to prehistoric pelicans, from massive kelp forests to gigantic blue whales. But the big news is that BBC is kindly bringing all of this right into your living room with a massive live TV event called Big Blue Live.

Big win for the Reef: Standard Chartered choses coral over coal!

Posted by sebastianbock — 11 August 2015 at 5:52pm - Comments

What a week! Writing this feels a bit like a deja-vu. Why? Because that’s exactly what we said last week when news broke that Australia’s Federal Court had overturned the approval of one of the world’s biggest coal mining projects. Only to be followed by Australia’s biggest bank calling it quits on the project on the same day.

What does the UNESCO verdict mean for the Great Barrier Reef?

Posted by mmacbrid — 2 July 2015 at 12:18pm - Comments
Turtle swimming in reef with text: UNESCO verdict in
by. Credit: Jeremy Somerville

UNESCO has made their call on the status of the Great Barrier Reef. They have confirmed the Great Barrier Reef is still at risk and they will keep a close watch on our natural wonder. What does it mean, and what now?

UPDATE: It's time for Standard Chartered to come clean on the Reef

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 18 June 2015 at 2:12pm - Comments
Standard Chartered logo with drowning clownfish. Background shows reef
by-nc. Credit: Emily Buchanan

Just a few weeks ago we started this campaign by asking a very simple question: is Standard Chartered helping to find money for one of the planet’s most destructive fossil fuel projects that threatens the Great Barrier Reef? We asked this question in front of Standard Chartered’s shareholders at their AGM in London. 

In pictures: Protect the wondrous Great Barrier Reef on World Oceans Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 5 June 2015 at 2:17pm - Comments
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Dendronephthya Soft Corals, Acropora Coral and Fairy Basslets. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

It’s World Oceans Day and some of the most stunning underwater photos you'll see are taken in the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living thing on Earth, the Reef stretches over 2,600 kilometers, has over 900 islands and can even be seen from outer space.

In pictures: Celebrating Tremendous Turtles for #WorldTurtleDay

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 22 May 2015 at 4:17pm - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Paul Hilton / Greenpeace

We love turtles and Saturday's World Turtle Day is a great excuse to fish out all our amazing photos of these fabulous creatures that have been around for about 200 million years.

In pictures: Variety is the spice of life, celebrating World Biodiversity Day

Posted by Angela Glienicke — 15 May 2015 at 11:33am - Comments
All rights reserved. Credit: © Greenpeace / John Novis
A blue-crowned motmot (Momotus momota) seen in the Amazon rainforest

The United Nations has declared May 22nd The International Day for Biodiversity. This year's theme focuses on sustainable development goals. We all enjoy living in a colourful world where different species play their various roles in the maintenance of an ecosystem that is so vital for our existence.<--break-><--break->

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