• Trouble In Paradise

    20 June 2009

    I am lucky enough to find myself in what is often described as Paradise: the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. As we prepare for Greenpeace’s largest ship, the Esperanza, to arrive – organising meetings, speaking to the Government, local environment groups and people active on climate change – I find myself overwhelmed by the beauty of the island and its people.

  • Pukapuka: Remote, Vulnerable And Excited To See Us

    1 July 2009

    The crew on Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza, arrived at their next destination on 28 June – Pukapuka Island. Of course, the crew are on the complete other side of the world timezone-wise, so a day behind. Here's an update from Jessa, who's on the ship for the whole Pacific tour.

  • FAD Watch (And It's Not About Trendy Fashion)

    1 September 2009

    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

  • Defending our Pacific with the new team in Korea

    28 June 2011

    It is without a doubt that our oceans are an integral part of human survival and crucial to how Mother Nature goes about her business on a day-to-day basis and maintains. After all, 80% of all the life on Earth lies beneath the surface of our seas.

  • Bycatch. There's a catch.

    9 October 2011

    I’m here in the middle of the Western Pacific ocean with Greenpeace, onboard the Esperanza, part of the ‘Defending the Pacific’ oceans campaign.

  • Transforming Pacific Tuna for Tomorrow

    3 August 2012

    The Director of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), Dr Transform Aqorau encouraged its membership to change their mindset about being wealthy custodians of a billion dollar resource and to pursue alternative models of development rather than rely on access arrangements with donors.

  • The Esperanza's back in the Pacific

    6 November 2012

    The sun has just set on my first day back on board the Greenpeace ship, the Esperanza. It’s been six years since I last sailed on the Esperanza for our Pacific fisheries campaign and I am glad to see how much the campaign has evolved over the years.