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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

A legal battle between Australia and Japan over Japan’s whaling programme will be heard by the United Nation’s highest court in a few weeks.
 
On June 26th , the International Court of Justice will begin public hearings as Australia’s government bids to stop Japan’s whale hunts in Antarctica on the grounds that the hunts, which Japan calls scientific research, put the nation in breach of international conventions.

The hearings will start in June in The Hague, in the Netherlands, the court said in a statement on Thursday.