All Press Releases for Whales

17th June 2006
Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Heritage, the Honorable Ian Campbell, heralded the report today at the IWC meeting saying, “this paper I commend to anyone who wants to have a thorough understanding of the killing methods t Read more »
16th June 2006
Tension will be particularly high, as Japan may have amassed enough pro-whale votes within the IWC to control the simple majority, though narrowly, through what it calls its “vote consolidation” program. This would give Japan the power Read more »
16th June 2006
Japan’s proposal for secret ballots was defeated 33 votes to 30 votes with one abstention. The news of the Japan’s failed takeover of the IWC left the global conservation community relieved, but cautious. Dr. Joth Singh, IFAW Dire Read more »
16th June 2006
“We can not allow Japan to use its wealth to pressure our region into supporting its campaign to hunt whales,” said Dr. Joth Singh of Trinidad, Director of Wildlife and Habitat Protection with the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
1st June 2006
These findings come just weeks before the June 16-20th, 2006 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in St. Kitts, at which Japan is expected to campaign strongly for its whaling activities.  The panel’s report, dub Read more »
24th May 2006
In 1986, the IWC implemented a global moratorium on whale hunting. Japan continues to hunt whales arguing that the IWC permits lethal whale research. Hence, it classifies its whaling operations as “scientific” despite acknowledging tha Read more »