Environmental and welfare groups today revealed that Iceland’s commercial whaling operation exported a further 133 tonnes of whale products worth an estimated $1.2 million from endangered fin whales in July, despite the pending threat of US trade sanctions for violating conservation agreements protecting the creatures
As the 63rd annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) opens today (July 11, 2011) in Jersey, a new report exposes how Iceland is defying international treaties to hunt endangered fin whales in a bid to create a new consumer market in Japan
LONDON-based campaigning organisation the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Global Ocean Race 2011-2012 (GOR) have announced a unique partnership, working together to develop better environmental practice at sea and seek ways to prevent collisions between whales and yachts.
Environmentalists today called on Yahoo! Japan to ban all sales of whale, dolphin and porpoise products on its fee-based Store and Auction sites after discovering that whale products sold via the Yahoo! Japan sites were contaminated with toxic mercury pollution
Environmental and animal welfare organisations are deeply concerned about the escalation of these hunts, as more whales have been killed in 2010 than in any year since 1996 – and even more may be killed before the end of the year. The average annual catch for the past 10 years has been 627 pilot whales