Blog: Oceans

The stepping stones towards a Global Whale Sanctuary are already being laid

Posted by admin — 12 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

In 1979, three years before the historic moratorium decision, the IWC agreed to an Indian Ocean sanctuary. Fifteen years later, in 1994, Greenpeace was instrumental in securing an additional sanctuary in the Southern Ocean which covers all the waters around Antarctica, so ensuring that there can never be legal whaling again in the feeding grounds of three quarters of the world's whales.

Government's argument 'an abuse of the legal process'

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

St. Kilda - under threat from oil exploration

UK Government offers no evidence to contest geographical scope of Habitats Directive

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Help stop dangerous climate change

"Not tonight, I've got a headache" threat to endangered species?

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

No New Oil

"Never trust a Government Minister" advises Government lawyer

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

This afternoon the Government confirmed what we always thought to be true that you can't trust what a Minister says. About five years ago a Minister stated that the Habitats Directive would be applied up to 200 miles offshore in order to protect all whales and dolphins. And despite the fact that this was said in a written statement to Parliament, the Government QC claimed that he got it all wrong and that Greenpeace couldn't rely on what he said.

Government concedes current regulations not sufficient to match Habitats Directive

Posted by admin — 11 October 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

St. Kilda - under threat from oil exploration

Commercial whaling: status report

Posted by admin — 1 September 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

 

The 1999 Norwegian whaling season has now ended whilst the Japanese hunt in Antarctic waters is still due to take place during the cusp of the Millennium. Greenpeace's Richard Page describes the current situation with the only two countries flouting international agreement to end commercial whaling.

Norway seizes Greenpeace ship over whaling protest

Posted by admin — 15 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - direct action to protect whales

The municipal court in Stavanger today allowed police to seize the Greenpeace vessel MV Sirius. The court charged Greenpeace with interfering with Norwegian whaling and disobeying coast-guard orders. The Sirius was arrested and towed into Stavanger on Tuesday morning after having peacefully protested against Norwegian whaling.

Whalers open fire at Greenpeace boat as Norwegian Coast Guard watches

Posted by admin — 12 July 1999 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace - direct action to protect whales

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