International Whaling Commission

Type: Organization
Name: International Whaling Commission (IWC)
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica’s Health Matters

Iceberg in Paradise Harbor, Antarctica. (© Levi S. Norton)I’ve had the privilege of doing research in places that are seldom seen by humans: remote, nearly pristine reefs in the Phoenix Islands ; seamounts near Cocos Island ; and the waters of Indonesia ... [Published Conservation International - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Whither Japanese Whaling

This year, the International Court of Justice ruled Japan's whaling in Antarctica was not scientific and therefore illegal. Following this ruling, the outstanding questions at the International Whaling Commission meeting that took place earlier this month ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portorož

In her address, the State Secretary for Agriculture and the Environment, Tanja Strniša, highlighted the importance of biodiversity conservation and the sustainable management of natural resources. These issues are particularly important for Slovenia as ... [Published Noodls - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Vows to Continue Whaling Despite Ruling

Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker (R) collides with the fuel tanker ship Sun Laurel in Antarctica in this handout photo taken and released by the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) February 25, 2013. Photo credit REUTERS/The Institute of Cetacean Rese ... [Published Infomarine On-Line - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Landmark cooperation for conservation of Critically Endangered western Gray Whale

24 September 2014 | News storyRepresentatives of the Russian Federation, USA and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement IUCN’s range-wide Western Gray Whale Conservation Plan.The genetically-distinct western subpopulation of ... [Published International Union for Conservation of Nature - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

A selective respect for justice

Nice to know the LDP has such respect for the International Whaling Commission. Does Japan only heed international commissions when it is convenient or in some way benefits Japan? So much for Japan’s being internationally minded.LDP General Council head ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 31 reports

Restaurant at LDP headquarters starts serving whale meat

The ruling Liberal Democratic Party started offering whale meat dishes at a restaurant in its headquarters in Tokyo on Friday as criticism grew over “research whaling.”LDP General Council head Toshihiro Nikai made the proposal to introduce whale meat ... [Published Japan Times - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 28 reports

Japan tells IWC it will resume whaling in the Antarctic

Japan has announced it will seek international backing in order to resume its 'scientific whaling' program in the Antarctic next year, despite a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice.Japan negotiated at the International Whaling Commission ... [Published CNTV - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 19 reports

Japan defies IWC ruling on ‘scientific whaling’

Japan delegates at IWC 65 in Slovenia. Photograph: IWCJapan has responded to a non-binding International Whaling Commission (IWC) vote to impose strict limits on its ‘scientific whaling’ programme, by announcing that it will proceed with a new round ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 9 reports

Whaling opponents and pro-whaling nations, led by Japan, remain at odds | Environment

Whaling opponents are attempting to impose severe restrictions on Japan's 'scientific whaling' programme. Photograph: AFP/ Diplomats were preparing for one last push to find a compromise capable of bridging the divide between whaling[1] nations and their ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 23 reports

Japan in new Antarctic whaling program

THE Japanese government will devise a new plan to resume whale hunts in Antarctic waters, a news report says, after it was banned earlier this year from pursuing its research whaling program in the Southern Ocean.WHALING experts will meet in October to ... [Published Gold Coast Bulletin - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 8 reports

Australian govt supports whaling ban

Updated 2 minutes agoThe Australian government has announced it will support New Zealand's push for a permanent ban on whaling.Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.Photo: AFPThe International Whaling Commission meets this week and New Zealand will ... [Published Radio New Zealand - Sep 13 2014]

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...In fact, all scientists except the Japanese ocean-killers follow the paradigm, "Do as little harm as possible with your studies of nature." Photo credit: abc.net.au
...a scientific whaling programme, including sample sizes, "are reasonable in relation to achieving the programme's stated research objectives," and "whether the objectives of the research could be achieved by non-lethal means."
"We are also delighted that the IWC has passed a further Resolution demanding increased scrutiny in its review of proposals to kill whales in the name of science.  We thank the New Zealand and Australian governments for ther continued efforts to end the unacceptable suffering caused by Japan's lethal research whaling programme."
...The signatories to the démarche are "especially troubled by Iceland's harvest of 125 fin whales in 2009, 148 fin whales in 2010, and 134 fin whales in 2013, all of which are a significant increase from the seven fin whales harvested over the 20 years prior to 2009" . The text also calls on Iceland to withdraw its formal objection at the Convention on International TradeTrade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and...

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Highlights: Blog entry › Video: Rare Blue Whale... [Published Oceana - 10 hours ago]
Japan Wages Whale War, Sea Shepherd to the Rescue [Published Huffington Post - 23 hours ago]
Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica’s Health Mat... [Published Conservation International - Sep 30 2014]
Whither Japanese Whaling [Published Huffington Post UK - Sep 29 2014]
65th Meeting of the International Whaling Commi... [Published Noodls - Sep 29 2014]
Risso’s Dolphins – The Gray “Blackfish” Who Are... [Published seattlepi.com - Sep 27 2014]
International and Domestic Opinion Turning Agai... [Published World Politics Review - Sep 27 2014]
WAD 2014 at Odel [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Sep 26 2014]
Japan Vows to Continue Whaling Despite Ruling [Published Infomarine On-Line - Sep 25 2014]
Landmark cooperation for conservation of Critic... [Published International Union for Conservation of Nature - Sep 24 2014]
A selective respect for justice [Published Japan Times - Sep 24 2014]
A selective respect for justice [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Sep 24 2014]
Positive steps for whales as IWC adopts animal ... [Published 4 Traders - Sep 23 2014]
New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputatio... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 23 2014]
Chinese Uighur Scholar Gets Life in Prison for ... [Published VOA News - Sep 23 2014]
Markets and Mandates in International Environme... [Published K&L Gates - Sep 22 2014]
Magic in midnight sun [Published Otago Daily Times - Sep 22 2014]
World’s Smallest Porpoise is Critically Endangered [Published Epoch Times - Sep 22 2014]
Japan Holds Firm on Whaling Programme [Published World Maritime News - Sep 22 2014]
Federal Environment Minister on solar panels an... [Published ABC Online - Sep 22 2014]
EU leads global protest against Icelandic whaling [Published New Europe - Sep 21 2014]
Can the world accept Japan’s stance on resumpti... [Published The Japan News - Sep 21 2014]
Japan disregards resolution limiting scientific... [Published ICTSD - Sep 20 2014]
Japan Plans to Resume Whaling Program: Going Ag... [Published Travelers Today - Sep 20 2014]
Restaurant at LDP headquarters starts serving w... [Published Japan Times - Sep 20 2014]
Pro-whaling Countries Yet Again Harpoon Plans f... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 20 2014]
Japan To Resume Whaling Program Despite Continu... [Published Inquisitr - Sep 20 2014]
Japan vows to keep on whaling [Published Qatar Peninsula - Sep 19 2014]
Japan declares its whale hunting in the Antarct... [Published EuroNews - Sep 19 2014]
Japan Ignores New Restrictions on Whaling [Published Slate Magazine - Sep 19 2014]
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A selective respect for justice [Published The Japan Times - News & Business - Sep 24 2014]
Nice to know the LDP has such respect for the International Whaling Commission. Does Japan only heed international commissions when it is convenient or in some way benefits Japan? So much for...Read more ... ...
New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputatio... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 23 2014]
Poster for whale cuisine near Hirome Market, Kochi City, Japan. Courtesy Nevin Thompson New Zealand's opposition to whaling in the Southern Ocean is getting some heat from the Japanese establishment, and the Japanese people who are paying attention ...
Japan Vows to Continue Whaling Despite Ruling [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Sep 19 2014]
Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker (R) collides with the fuel tanker ship Sun Laurel in Antarctica in this handout photo taken and released by the Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) February 25, 2013. Photo credit REUTERS/The Institute of Cetacean Research/Handout ...
Victory and Defeat at the IWC [Published Scoop NZ - Sci-tech - Sep 19 2014]
New Zealand’s delegation at the International Whaling Commission has been working hard this week, to stop whaling. The NZ-led resolution on scientific whaling won, with 35 countries voting for, 20 against and 5 abstentions. ...
Scientific whaling' decision - experts respond [Published Scoop NZ - Sci-tech - Sep 19 2014]
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has voted in favour of a resolution restricting Japan's 'scientific whaling' program, but a representative of the country says they will proceed anyway . ...
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