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Japan to resume whale hunting in the Antarctic despite opposition

June 22nd, 2015. Japan’s chief whaling negotiator has confirmed its ships will return to the Antarctic this year to hunt whales, despite a call by global regulators to provide more evidence that the hunt has a scientific purpose. 369 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

Cetacean scoop

Originally published in the Student, October 2012.

Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission held its successful vote for a pause on commercial whaling in the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton, the second annual Whalefest began, with famous naturalists, charities and organisations coming from all over the world to attend lectures, panel debates and book signings. 399 more words

Nina Seale

'If we don't kill all the whales they'll die', warns Japan

Japan has criticised the International Whaling Committee for rejecting its latest proposed hunting programme, and has warned that without substantially increased rates of slaughter, the whales might all die out. 218 more words


Whaling! Where will it stop??

For as long as I can remember, there have been many stories in the news about hunting and poaching of many different species of animals. It has come to my attention that in recent news on the Japanese and their “annual tradition” of hunting whales throughout different parts of the world. 592 more words

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Japan's justification for whaling research involving 'lethal sampling' rejected by international scientific committee panel

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015. Japan’s controversial plans to research whales by killing them has been rejected by an international scientific body – but that doesn’t mean they won’t go ahead. 300 more words

Endangered Biodiversity

‘First time in 30 years’: Japan whaling ships return from Antarctic trip EMPTY

Image Credit: Reuters / Kyodo

Two of Japan’s whaling ships have returned home from Antarctic with no catch onboard for the first time in nearly 30 years, local news reported. 203 more words