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Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC

Florianopolis - Japan's determined bid to return to commercial whale hunting was blocked by anti-whaling nations in a tense vote Friday at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard the marine mammals in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard whales in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales

Florianopolis - Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard whales in perpetuity, after a bitter debate.

Whale meet nations in flare up over Brazil project

Florianopolis - Supporters and opponents of whale hunting were at loggerheads late Wednesday at a meeting of the 89-nation International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Brazil.

IWC vote backs aboriginal whale hunts -- with new quotas

Florianopolis - The International Whaling Commission on Wednesday cast a rare strong vote in favor of whale hunting -- but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic.

IWC vote backs new quotas for aboriginal whale hunts

Florianopolis - In a rare moment Wednesday, the International Whaling Commission voted overwhelmingly to back whale hunting, but strictly for small subsistence hunts undertaken by some communities, mostly in the Arctic.

Pro-hunting nations block whale sanctuary bid

Florianopolis - Pro-whaling nations on Tuesday blocked a near two-decade effort to create a South Atlantic haven for the endangered marine mammals, deepening divisions at an already fractious International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil.

Nations lock horns as whalers, opponents meet in Brazil

Florianopolis - Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade moratorium on commercial whale hunting.

Nations lock horns as whalers, opponents meet in Brazil

Florianopolis - Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting.

IWC demands action on rare New Zealand dolphin

Wellington - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world's rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing "grave concern" about its future.

Japan continues to kill whales in total disregard of world views

Japan's whaling fleet is currently in the Southern Ocean with a self-allocated quota to kill 333 minke whales, under the guise of "scientific" research. This blatant disregard for the law and science is outrageous in the eyes of the world.

Japan to defy world opinion, set to begin whaling in Antarctic Special

Going against the tide of public opinion and an international court ruling, Japan's whaling boats will head for the Southern Ocean. A chief negotiator for whaling decisions told reporters that the country will resume whaling in Antarctica in Dec. 2015.

Iceland May Resume the Slaughter of Endangered Fin Whales

Gentle, and increasingly friendly to whale watchers, fin whales enjoy worldwide protection as their population struggles to recover from whaling. However, Iceland defies world agreements and hunts these whales, often selling the meat illegally to Japan.
 

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