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Japan Loses Against Australia, UN In Fight To Continue Annual Whaling
2014-03-31 14:48:05

Japan’s highly-contentious whaling campaign experienced a major setback on Monday when a United Nations court ruled that the island nation could no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the waters around Antarctica.

Scientific Whaling Plans Dumped By South Korea
2012-07-18 12:27:06

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.

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2011-07-21 08:00:00

The Obama administration has threatened Iceland with possible trade and diplomatic sanctions under a US law known as the Pelly Amendment, which allows the president to act against foreign nations who defy international animal conservation rules.

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2011-07-11 10:06:22

This year’s IWC meeting in the Channel Islands is expected to include hot topics on whaling by indigenous peoples and reforms.

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2010-06-27 06:45:00

The annual meeting of the 88-nation International Whaling Commission came to an end with Greenland’s indigenous peoples winning the right to hunt 27 humpback whales over three years.

2010-06-23 06:03:00

AGADIR, Morocco, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) announced today that a controversial proposal to legalize whaling has failed at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Agadir, Morocco. "Under a cloud of corruption allegations the IWC is taking a safe course, opting for a cooling off period that protects the moratorium and other IWC conservation measures," said Patrick Ramage, Director of IFAW's...


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.