Latest International Whaling Commission Stories
California blue whales have become the first group of the endangered species to experience a population rebound, demonstrating their ability to rebound when carefully managed, according to new research appearing in the journal Marine Mammal Science.
Japan defended its controversial whaling activities on Tuesday in front of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Australian representatives has argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that Japan's excuse to hunt whales for "scientific" purposes is nothing more than a disguise to simply hunt whales.
For over 50 years, conservationists have been championing the protection of humpback whales—and as the population begins to recover from decades of whaling, scientists are starting to ask about the size of the whale population before they were hunted en masse.
A battle is brewing over whaling in the Southern Ocean between Australia and Japan. Australia's Environment Minister, Tony Burke, has reiterated his government's strong opposition to Japan's "scientific whaling" program, dismissing claims that the expeditions have any scientific research merit.
After experiencing some heavy criticism, the South Korean government is looking to cancel a controversial plan to hunt whales for scientific purposes, according to a new report.
Japan and Denmark issued threats to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC) after their requests for whale-hunting quotas were denied at the organization's annual meeting.
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