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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

Whales

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

Vaquita

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

Teaching

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Japan set to start whaling season

April 7th, 2016. Japan will begin its annual spring whale hunt in the North Pacific on Saturday, which will last till May, Japan’s Fisheries Agency announced. 177 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Norwegian whale meat linked to country’s fur industry

March 31st, 2016 (David Schmalz). “Killing these sentient and magnificent animals to feed suffering animals on fur farms underscores why the world opposes whaling”

As the Norwegian whaling industry prepares for the start of the 2016 whaling season, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today released a document that indicates Norwegian fur farms have used minke whale meat to feed animals raised for the country’s fur industry. 433 more words

Endangered Biodiversity