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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Japanese Whalers Set Off For North Pacific

Japanese whaling vessels have set off from Shimonoseki to join one vessel already at sea in the north-west Pacific where, together, they plan to slaughter up to 260 whales.

Despite the international ban on commercial whaling, Japan still carries out the hunts by exploiting a legal loophole which allows it to kill whales for so-called ‘scientific research’.

WDCS will once again fight against these hunts at the forthcoming International Whaling Commission (the body that regulates whaling) meeting in Panama, which begins in a few weeks’ time.

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