The conservation movement’s first fully-owned ani-whaling campaign ship, Ohana Kai, 1977


Greenpeace Foundation exists to take positive, well-researched Direct Action to solve environmental crises.

In addition to our traditional campaigns protecting ocean wildlife from direct destruction, we are now engaging with the effects of the Anthropocene mass extinction, and the ways in which our planet will change irreversibly if we don’t alter “business as usual”.  Have a look through the campaigns below, and get involved with taking a stand for the earth.

Ocean Wildlife Campaign

Protecting Dolphins

Greenpeace Foundation has been a world leader in dolphin protection since 1976. Get involved with us.


Saving Whales

Whales are still in danger around the world. We have been on the front lines of whale-saving since 1976. Join with us.


Saving Seals

Seals are threatened by environmental collapse, overfishing, bycatch, and directed kills. But would it be the same world without them?

driftnet400circ2Destructive Fisheries

Some kinds of fishing are inherently destructive of marine species. They need to go.

Endangered Species

Human activities have pushed many marine species to the brink of extinction, and some past it. What will survive the biological bottleneck of this century?

The CO2 Campaign:

Future of the Oceans

Acidification Campaign

The seas of earth face a existential threat: rising acidity from human CO2 emissions. It will forever change the oceans we know, unless our species takes a stand.


Complex Life versus Slimes

The heating, bleaching, and stagnating of seas due to CO2-triggered event cascades will selectively eliminate complex life from the oceans in favor of bacterial slimes. The fight for complex life is one we can’t afford to lose.

fish400circFood Web Collapse

As coral and shells dissolve, and toxic dead zones expand, the entire basis of the ocean food chains will alter deeply. Few large species can be expected to survive this. Yet at least in principle we could prevent it.

The CO2 Campaign:

Future of Terrestrial Life


Climate Damage

“Global Warming” and Climage Change” are insufficient to describe what’s happening. Might as well call it what it is.


Loss of Large Complex Life

The largest land animal surviving the last terrestrial mass extinction weighed about 2 lbs. Do we really want to repeat that experiment? Currently we are. You need to know what aspects of the future are predictable.


Irreversibile Thresholds

Two degrees hotter – that’s what politicians say would be acceptable. But science isn’t politics, and the universe doesn’t bargain. If we pass some thresholds, we lose control of our future.

The 6th Mass Extinction

The Carbon Pulse

Nothing about the present and future makes sense except in light of the carbon pulse. If you don’t know what that is, you really should.

brain400circBelief and the Physical World

The way we think about the physical world is determining the planet’s future. So it’d be a good idea to get that straight.


Mass Extinction Campaign

There have been 5 major mass extinctions in earth’s history. We’ve created the 6th. Its shape, in coming decades, will determine the future of humans and earth life.


Earth’s Carrying Capacity

The number of human childhoods in humanity’s future, and the number of large species which survive this century, are a function of carrying capacity. And we’re losing it.

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