Australians Putting Conservation on the Agenda
Representatives from around the world convene tomorrow for the intersessional meeting of the International Whaling Commission. The multi-national organization responsible for whales around the world, is ground zero for tension between a handful of pro-whaling nations and those which support whale conservation. Australia is one of many nations concerned over Japan’s illegal whaling and as their delegation prepares to face off with Japan at tomorrow's IWC intersessional meeting in London, tension between the two continues to rise. Relations between the two countries have been strained since change came to Australian politics with the new Rudd administration. Rudd made good on campaign promises when he ordered the customs vessel Oceanic Viking to set sail for the southern ocean to gather evidence of illegal whaling in Australia’s territorial seas for possible use in international court.
Read more about Australia's plans here.