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Latest Whaling in Japan Stories

2006-06-17 19:00:00

Japan fell short again on Saturday in efforts to gain majority support for its campaign to loosen international anti-whaling regulations.

2006-06-16 17:20:00

Japan suffered a resounding defeat on Friday at the International Whaling Commission, calming fears among conservationists that might finally win enough support in the world body to start attacking a ban on whaling.

2006-06-16 01:35:00

Japan is unsure whether it has the votes to start chipping away at a two-decade-old ban on commercial whaling, a Japanese official said on the eve a global whaling group's annual meeting.

2006-06-13 06:55:00

By George Nishiyama TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese public no longer likes eating whale meat and Tokyo's argument that whaling should be maintained to meet consumer demand is a fabrication, a conservationist group said on Tuesday.

2006-06-07 00:20:00

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans a new group for nations that support commercial whaling in a bid to end a 20-year ban on the activity, officials said, reiterating threats to leave the International Whaling Commission if it didn't lift the ban.

2006-02-16 01:55:00

Anti-whaling nations will struggle to stop a resumption of commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission votes on the issue in June, Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday.

2006-02-16 00:47:41

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Anti-whaling nations will struggle to stop a resumption of commercial whaling when the International Whaling Commission votes on the issue in June, Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell said on Thursday.

2006-02-15 20:05:00

The chained Farley Mowat floats under police guard in Cape Town harbor, out of reach of the whaling ships its captain seeks to destroy.

2006-02-14 10:45:00

Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday.

2006-01-15 01:09:16

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A Japanese whaling harpoon narrowly missed an inflatable boat carrying environmental protesters, causing one to fall into the freezing sea, as both sides warn their face-off is becoming increasingly dangerous.


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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'.