Countries push to undermine ban on commercial whaling

Countries push to undermine ban on commercial whaling

A 40-year-old ban on commercial whaling is in danger after “misleading” resolutions were put forward at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portorož, Slovenia. The wildlife protection organisations OceanCare and Humane Society International said proposals by pro-whaling countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, could reverse progress made by the IWC. Antigua and Barbuda has submitted […]

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Japanese whaling industry on the brink of collapse: less demand, less subsidies for whale meat

Japanese whaling industry on the brink of collapse: less demand, less subsidies for whale meat

The whaling industry in Japan is on the brink of collapse as young generations tastes have rapidly changed and government subsidies are beginning to shrink. The industry employed thousands of people in the decades immediately after World War II, and sustained entire communities during those difficult economic times, is today losing the government subsidies that […]

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Thousands of whale images are being combed through by researchers in order to help conserve a calving spot off the coast of Western Australia

Thousands of whale images are being combed through by researchers in order to help conserve a calving spot off the coast of Western Australia

Thousands of whale images are being combed through by researchers in order to help conserve a calving spot off the coast of Western Australia that was severely affected by the whaling industry. The researchers believe Geographe Bay, off the coast of south-west Western Australia, is an important calving ground that needs to be protected, and […]

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