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The new international whaling resolution will do little to stop Japan killing whales

Indi Hodgson-Johnston, University of Tasmania

Australia and New Zealand were claiming a conservation success this week, when their resolution against lethal “scientific” whaling was adopted at the… 740 more words


IWC approves new measures to save vaquita, but more is needed

The International Whaling Commission has just announced a plan that entails “greater enforcement of a gillnet ban throughout the vaquita’s range, support for efforts to remove existing gillnets and eliminate all transit and trade in totoaba products, as well as support for vaquita monitoring programs.” This, along with last month’s CITES agreement (see previous post), is obviously good news. 1,374 more words


International Politics of Whaling

In this lecture in the “Global Environmental Politics in the 21st Century” series, Dr Benjamin Habib explores whaling as a quintessential international environmental politics case study that is transnational in scope, governed through the… 107 more words