All Press Releases for Whales

28th June 2006
Despite a global moratorium on whaling set by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1986, the government of Japan continues to hunt more than 1,000 whales a year as part of what it calls its government-run “scientific” whaling Read more »
20th June 2006
The demonstration came on the last day of the 58th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) taking place June 16-20 at the Marriott Resort in St. Kitts. Just yesterday, the IWC passed a resolution by consensus stating that, “the Read more »
19th June 2006
The preliminary findings show that the region’s whale watching activities have increased 45% for the period 1998-2005, with a total of 109,540 whale watchers in 2005 alone. The report also found that the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Gu Read more »
18th June 2006
Despite having gained 33 votes in favor, 32 votes against, and 1 abstention, the status of this declaration within the IWC is as yet unclear, with a number of governments challenging the validity of the vote. In addition to challenging the voting Read more »
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 »