Whale watching in Japan on the rise, even as commercial hunts are set to resume (National Geographic)

In the Press | April 1 2019

New data shows Japanese citizens prefer whale watching to whale meat. The Japanese, it seems, are becoming more interested in watching whales than eating them. Researchers at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), an animal welfare and conservation organization based in Massachusetts, have been tracking the numbers, which they’ve shared exclusively with National Geographic ahead of a global whale watching report they plan to publish next year.

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