All Press Releases for Whales

6th June 2007
Since 1994, Japan and Norway have regularly submitted proposals to CITES seeking to weaken protection for the great whales.  This year, Japan proposed a full review of the population status of all 13 great whale species by CITES, while Icelan Read more »
31st May 2007
Key anti-whaling actions included the adoption of a resolution condemning Japanese whaling, and a report by the IWC Scientific Committee that hotly criticized Japan’s so-called “scientific” whaling program. IFAW Global Whale Read more »
29th May 2007
Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare - www.ifaw.org) Director of Wildlife and Habitat said from the floor of the meeting, “We welcome the call for IWC member nations to work together respectfully.  A good first ste Read more »
28th May 2007
In its report to the plenary meeting of IWC delegates, the Scientific Committee noted that, there was “little incentive” for Japan to produce data collected from its JARPN whaling program. The committee went on to note that, what data Read more »
28th May 2007
Despite a 1986 global moratorium on commercial whaling, Japan currently hunts more than 1,200 whales a year for what it calls “scientific” whaling, in abuse of an IWC loophole that allows for the lethal research of whales. Whales hunted Read more »
25th May 2007
The meeting is expected to be contentious, with pro-whaling Japan pushing for a lifting of the ban, and conservation groups, including IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare – www.ifaw.org), in attendance to call for global whale protec Read more »