All Press Releases for Whales

24th June 2008
“IWC countries are being pressured not to vote for conservation measures.   If Japan, Iceland and Norway are genuinely interested in compromise, they should immediately suspend their  whaling as a sign of good faith,” Ra Read more »
23rd June 2008
In April, the Navy petitioned the Court for review of the February 29, 2008, decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, allowing naval training exercises to continue in the Southern California region but with greater environmental safeguards Read more »
23rd June 2008
The research team, led by Dr. Scott Baker of Oregon State University, analyzed DNA from 99 whale meat products purchased in Japanese markets since 2006 and identified six baleen whale species: humpback, fin, sei, Bryde’s, North Pacific minke Read more »
23rd June 2008
Conservationists worldwide, including experts with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org), expressed concern that a compromise might be agreed that would overturn the moratorium and legitimize commercial whaling.  “The Read more »
4th June 2008
While the exact circumstances and status of the shipments remains unclear, the export of fin and minke whale meat to Japan appears to have taken place without the knowledge or authorisation of relevant Icelandic, Norwegian and Japanese authorities Read more »
21st May 2008
Icelandic media is reporting that whalers have killed a 7.4-metre male minke whale. The whale, said to have been caught last night (Tue) in Faxafloi Bay near Reykjavik, is expected to be brought ashore later today. The International Fund for Read more »