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A day of highs and lows for whales: round-up of final day of the IWC meeting in Slovenia

A day of highs and lows for whales: round-up of final day of the IWC meeting in Slovenia

The day began with the Distinguished Commissioner for Australia reporting on the Finance and Administration Committee, noting that Japan has offered to Chair the ‘Working Group on Support for New Countries’. There is some laughter in the margins, as many people believe Japan has already been running its own ‘Recruitment Working Group’. There is some debate…

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Greenland and the IWC – what comes next?

The issue of whaling in Greenland is, of course, an emotive one. For those that do not wish to see any whales killed, they find it hard to understand why anyone would or could kill a whale in any circumstance. For the indigenous hunter in Greenland whose parents and grandparents have hunted whales for millennia,…

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NGOs denounce the European Union for promoting the killing of whales

EU countries undermine the global ban on commercial whaling On the opening day of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Slovenia, 15 civil society organizations, including Whale and Dolphin Conservation have denounced member countries of the European Union for effectively sentencing humpback whales to death through the promotion of commercial whale…

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WDC exposes heavy promotion of whale meat to tourists in Greenland

Investigations in Greenland by Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) have revealed whale meat meant for local Greenlandic people is openly on sale to tourists.   The discovery comes as the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC)  – the body that regulates whaling – begins in Portoroz, Slovenia. This is a damning revelation coming, as it…

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