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Icelandic support for whaling on the decline, polling reveals

Oct 24 2017 - 23:00

Icelandic support for minke whaling has dropped by 5% in just one year, according to polling ... for Animal Welfare (IFAW) reveals that 45.8% of Icelanders now claim to support minke whaling, compared to 50.8% last year. This is also the first time that such polling has found Icelandic support for whaling ...

Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports

Nov 27 2017 - 00:00

trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only ... been bringing sei whale meat and parts into Japan for commercial sale which is strictly not allowed by CITES, yet no action is taken to censure them,” he said. Sei whales are listed on Appendix I of CITES ...

EU Plenary united against whale hunting in Norway

Sep 12 2017 - 23:00

Whales are magnificent creatures; they have entranced seafarers, children and tourists ... admiration. In 1993, Norway resumed commercial whaling under an objection to the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) moratorium. Between 1993 and 2016, Norway hunted almost 12,400 minke whales – ...

Iceland’s whaling magnate prepares to ship whale meat consignment to Japan

Aug 15 2017 - 23:00

Iceland’s lone whaling crusader, Kristjan Loftsson, is attempting to ship hundreds of tonnes of fin whale meat out of the country, bound for Japan. Despite limited market for the meat and opposition at home and abroad to the bloody trade in the endangered whale species, the shipment, which ...

8 of the biggest threats to life in our oceans

Nov 23 2017 - 00:00

animals – from whales who mourn for their babies, dolphins who love to surf and the tuskfish who uses ... This is a form of pollution you can’t see – but for whales and dolphins, who hunt and communicate using subtle ... Whales may be huge, but they’re not huge enough to survive collisions with massive freighter ships. ...

Taking the ‘Meet Us Don’t Eat Us’ message directly to Iceland’s tourists

Sep 7 2017 - 23:00

controversial commercial whale hunt has received an economic boost from unwitting tourists willing to pay ... present whale meat in this way as a selling point, it is a misrepresentation to call whale meat Icelandic cuisine. Very few Icelanders eat the meat and whale hunting is not Icelandic tradition. Therefore, whales ...

Greater protection on sharks likely at UN conference

Oct 25 2017 - 23:00

on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN wildlife conference today, including the world’s largest fish, the whale ... to international collaboration to protect whale sharks, dusky sharks, angel sharks, the common guitarfish, ... to strictly protect whale sharks and their habitats. “For years, regional fisheries bodies have failed ...

World leaders deliver a big win for lions, leopards, whale and blue sharks

Oct 26 2017 - 23:00

These species range from whales and sharks to elephants, big cats, bats, birds and many more.  They represent ... species, including the biggest fish in the ocean - the whale shark, and the world’s most heavily fished ... the whale shark and chimpanzee, which will both be listed on Appendix I of CMS, countries are agreeing ...

IFAW Disaster Response team heads to the island of Dominica

Oct 25 2017 - 23:00

of work done in partnership with island authorities, working to conserve whales and sea turtles, ... organizations – through our research vessel, the Song of the Whale – to conduct a full survey of the marine ... Association of Whale and Dolphin Watching Operators. This week, I am joining our responders already ...

Conservationists look for answers in unprecedented North Atlantic right whale deaths

Aug 9 2017 - 23:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales have experienced a shocking number of fatalities in 2017, ... Vineyard conducting a necropsy (animal autopsy) on the most recently reported dead right whale.  Sadly, ... of a young female right whale in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ...