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Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt after UN court ruling

Tokyo - Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.
In the Media by Shigemi SATO (AFP)

Japan e-commerce giant Rakuten halts whale meat sales

Tokyo - Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said Friday it has told online retailers to stop selling whale meat after a UN court ordered an end to the country's Antarctic whale hunt.
In the Media by AFP

Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt

Tokyo - Japan is cancelling its next Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than 25 years, an official said Thursday, just days after the UN's International Court of Justice ordered an end to the controversial practice.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Sea Shepherd campaigners return after anti-whaling mission

Hobart - Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd have returned to land after their longest-ever anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean, claiming to have saved more than 750 whales in their annual high seas showdown with Japanese whalers.
In the Media by AFP

Canada offers tax breaks to promote moose sex

Ottawa - A conservation group has teamed up with the Canadian tax man to offer deductions for land donations to help lovelorn moose.The Nature Conservancy of Canada is looking for land along the border between the country's easternmost Nova Scotia and New Bruns...
In the Media by AFP

Cameraman recounts death of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin

Sydney - The cameraman who witnessed the death of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin on Monday revealed a stingray stabbed at him "hundreds of times" and his final words were "I'm dying."The television personality and conservationist, who became world-fa...
In the Media by AFP

Ancient beasts roam Spain's wilderness

Aldeia Da Ponte - In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.Farming has declined in Spain, leaving the countryside deserted, conservationists say.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Op-Ed: Reflections on zoos and euthanasia

The slaughter of giraffe Marius at a Copenhagen zoo has prompted interest in just how many healthy animals are actually slaughtered by zoos in Europe and worldwide. It seems numbers are unknown, however scientific thought is that slaughters are necessary
In the Media by Dawn Denmar

Sea Shepherd challenges shark kill policy in Australia

Sydney - Militant environmental group Sea Shepherd on Wednesday said it is seeking a Supreme Court injunction to halt a controversial shark culling policy in Western Australia.The group, best known for battling Japanese whalers in the Antarctic, has teamed up w...
In the Media by AFP

Concerted action will secure future of Scotland’s national tree

Forres - Amid much fanfare the native Scots pine was declared Scotland’s national tree, end January, but a leading conservation charity is calling for concerted action to ensure the iconic species has a secure future.
In the Media by Robert Myles
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