Latest Whaling in Iceland Stories
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.
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.
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.
This yearâ€™s IWC meeting in the Channel Islands is expected to include hot topics on whaling by indigenous peoples and reforms.
The annual meeting of the 88-nation International Whaling Commission came to an end with Greenlandâ€™s indigenous peoples winning the right to hunt 27 humpback whales over three years.
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...