Submitted by Sylvie Vandereyd on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 6:08am
The Japanese whaling fleet has left port for Antarctica to train its harpoons on around 1,000 whales – despite a pending World Court ruling on whether or not its actions are lawful.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging the Japanese government to recall the fleet and respectfully await the imminent decision from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Australia’s legal case against Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling.
Maheshwar “Ontai” Basumataryone of the IFAW-WTI animal keepers who was also featured in the documentary "Return of the Clouded Leopards", was awarded the Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Service Award this past Friday. This is reprinted from a story published in July on the WTI website. – SS
From cruise ships to fishing boats and yachts to merchant ships - all have collided with whales.
North Atlantic right whales are slow; they also spend a lot of time at the surface of the ocean and near the coast. All of these traits make them highly vulnerable to human activities, especially being struck by ships.
Dans le combat que nous menons pour protéger les espèces sauvages menacées, certains jours nous permettent de mesurer le chemin parcouru et nous montrent que les efforts déployés sans relâche à informer, sensibiliser,
Nelson Mandela, erster Präsident eines freien und demokratischen Südafrika, weltweiter Botschafter für Würde, Mitgefühl, Bescheidenheit, Stärke, Mut und vor allem Güte, verstarb im Alter von 95 Jahren.