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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The International Court of Justice ruled in favor of Australia, which had sued Japan and rejected that country’s argument that the whaling has been conducted mainly for scientific reasons. “The court concludes,...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. A senior government official who spoke to Yonhap News, South Korea´s largest news agency, on the condition of anonymity said the controversy surrounding the policy was a major factor in the decision, which has yet to be formally announced. "Discussions...

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2011-07-21 08:00:00

The Obama administration has threatened Iceland with possible trade and diplomatic sanctions under a U.S. law known as the Pelly Amendment, which allows the president to act against foreign nations who defy international animal conservation rules. Under pressure by environmental groups, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke certified Iceland under the domestic law, which paves the way for retaliation against nations that break the International Whaling Commission's moratorium. The U.S. is...

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2011-07-11 10:06:22

This year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in the Channel Islands is expected to include hot topics on whaling by indigenous peoples and reforms to prevent "votes for cash" allegations.The UK is proposing reforms to make the IWC more open, while some are angry about US plans to maintain hunting by Alaskan natives.The meeting will also discuss proposals to ensure good practice in the whale-watching industry worldwide, and a bid to make the South Atlantic a sanctuary for whales....

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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. The self-ruled Danish territory will now be able to kill and consume nine humpbacks each year through 2012, with its existing quota of more than 200 minke and fin whales cut by the same number. The decision was made on the final day of the IWC's annual meeting in Morocco. Earlier in the week a compromise deal...

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...


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