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Email Campaign July 05, 2008 9:26 PM

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Email to Nahas Angula Prime Minister and People of Namibia - Namibian Seal Cull
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care2.com
aDear Prime Minister, Nahas Angula and the good people of Namibia, The largest slaughter of wildlife mammals in Africa is now being slaughtered by Namibians in Namibia. The least human populated country on earth. Namibia's seal hunt is the second largest
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 July 05, 2008 3:05 PM

200,000 Letters Being Sent to the Japanese Government Demanding the Release of Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki -- the Tokyo Two
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More than 200.000 Signatures!!! We still need your help. We have been ordered to remain in custody for ten more days without charge. Please encourage your friends to send an email to the Japanese government, if they have not already.
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 July 04, 2008 11:57 PM

http://www.care2.com/news/member/509544259/801233 http://www.panda.org/news_facts/newsroom/index.cfm?uNewsID=139581 Net Gain for Endangered Dolphins Environment (tags: habitatdestruction, oceans, water ) Shannon - 11 seconds ago - panda.org The rarest marine dolphin in the world - down to 111 individuals following decades of entanglement in fishing nets - is to receive protection over more of its range from the New Zealand government following several years of sustained WWF campaigning.

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Acidifying oceans add urgency to CO2 Cuts July 04, 2008 11:54 PM

http://www.care2.com/news/member/509544259/801231 http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=86024131095 Scientists: Acidifying Oceans Add Urgency To CO2 Cuts; 'May Mean The End Of Coral Reefs' Environment (tags: habitatdestruction, pollution, science, water ) Shannon - 4 minutes ago - underwatertimes.com STANFORD, CALIFORNIA -- It's not just about climate change anymore. Besides loading the atmosphere with heat-trapping greenhouse gases, human emissions of carbon dioxide have also begun to alter the chemistry of the ocean--often called the cradle of l...

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 July 02, 2008 4:47 PM

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Two Makah Indians Get Jail Time for Illegal Hunt
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June
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- 1 day ago - komonews.com
<p>Five Makah Indian whalers who killed a gray whale in an illegal hunt last September were sentenced Monday in federal court. The sentences include jail time for two men considered the leaders of the group.</p>
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Flip Nicklin, the Whale Ambassador to the world July 02, 2008 12:53 PM

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The Whale Ambassador to Alaska and the World
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Society & Culture  (tags: conservation, nature, oceans, whaling, world, society, humans, environment, culture )

Raven
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- 27 seconds ago - alaskamagazine.com
Flip Nicklin is known as one of the worlds foremost Whale Photographers. Now he is being hailed as the Whale Ambassador to the World. See story for more.
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 June 30, 2008 2:40 PM

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Fisheries Minister Lies, to Prime Minister, Namibians and World Media
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In a Mirr
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- 15 minutes ago - care2.com
<p>Namibian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Abraham Iyambo has lied to the Prime Minister, Namibians and World Media, and is threatening the survival of an already endangered listed Cape fur Seal species.</p>
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Final push to ban seal products across Europe: Take Action! June 30, 2008 12:09 PM

ALERT: Support a Total Ban on Seal Products
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Angel
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- 18 minutes ago - stopthesealhunt.co.uk

<p>IFAW :It is a crucial time for our campaign to protect seals from cruel, commercial hunting and we desperately need your help for a final push to ensure we get a ban on seal products across the whole of the European Union. Visit Site To Send!</p>
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 June 30, 2008 11:33 AM

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Whale Advocates File Suit to Protect Endangered Whales From Ship Collisions
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John
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- 21 seconds ago - oceanconservancy.org
Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States (HSU, and Ocean Conservancy filed new litigation to force the National Marine Fisheries Service to require ships to slow down in certain areas to avoid fatal collisions with critically
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 June 28, 2008 1:35 PM

2008-2009 Sea Shepherd Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Musashi
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- 15 seconds ago - seashepherd.org

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society officially announced plans to return to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to once again oppose illegal Japanese whaling activities. Sea Shepherd is represented at the IWC by Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of
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 June 28, 2008 4:35 AM

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Whaling Commission Meeting 'a Failure'
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John
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- 1 minute ago - news.com.au
ENVIRONMENT Minister Peter Garrett has come under fire from the opposition and Greenpeace for failing to make a dent in Japan's scientific whaling program at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual conference
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Legalize Whaling (a Little), Some Conservationists Say June 27, 2008 10:16 AM

Could a little legalized commercial whale hunting actually help save the animals? That's one idea floating around this year's meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Santiago, Chile.

The still unofficial proposal involves backing off a 22-year-old moratorium that bans all but a small amount of whaling for scientific and sustenance purposes.

Some problems with the ban as it stands include Iceland and Norway openly defying it to kill several hundred whales a year and Japan's liberal and allegedly dishonest use of "science" to justify its annual hunt of up to a thousand whales.

If these countries are permitted to whale a little, the idea's proponents argue, then their hunts can be monitored and the effects of these hunts better understood.

"It would resume our science-based methods for determining how many whales can be safely harvested from a particular population," said Andrew Read, a marine conservation biologist at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Read has served on the IWC's scientific committee for more than a decade. He notes that any member country can already issue itself a permit to take as many whales as it wants for "scientific" research, as Japan does.

Susan Lieberman is the director of the World Wildlife Fund's global species program. She said whaling itself does not help conservation, but a compromise that ended unregulated killing would be worth considering.

"I think governments have an obligation to try to see if they can bridge the gap here," she said.

Read the Full Article: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080626-whale-hunt.html

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 June 26, 2008 6:45 PM

IWC Votes Against Greenland Indigenous Whaling
Environment  (tags: whales, whaling, IWC, meeting in Chile, Humpback whales, Greenland, indigenous whalingThe International Whaling Commission has voted against a plan to kill humpback whales for traditional food. Australia and other anti-whaling countries secured the numbers to reject the first vote at this year's meeting.

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 June 26, 2008 11:36 AM

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Fishing Poll: Taking a Census of Ocean Species [Slide Show]
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John
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- 21 seconds ago - sciam.com
There may not be too many fish in the sea, to paraphrase the old song, but there are certainly a lot. Scientists don't have a good idea of just how many fish--or crustacean, sponge, squid, plankton, and even mammal--species there are in the ocean, but they
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 June 26, 2008 11:14 AM

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The 'Value' of Protecting Whales
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John
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As opponents of whaling agree to seek an arrangement with countries who still hunt, Richard Black at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Chile reflects on our relationship with whales and with nature in general.
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 June 26, 2008 11:04 AM

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IWC Voting Stops, But Whaling Continues
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John
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- 27 seconds ago - earthtimes.org
As the third day of the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) opened, conservation organizations including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org) expressed concern that the sixtieth annual meeting is focusing
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 June 26, 2008 10:52 AM

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Mystery Meat: Japan Unable to Account for Fin Whales on Sale
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stopwhaling.com.au
Evidence has emerged on day one of the IWC meeting suggesting that more endangered fin whales have been killed than previously reported to the international body by the Government of Japan.
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 June 26, 2008 10:35 AM

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Arrests As International Whaling Commission Fails To Protect Whales
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 - indymedia.org.uk
Fifteen people were arrested by police at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), held this year in Santiago, Chile. The protesters were supposedly trying to 'storm' the meeting but other reports state that the mere presence of people in
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Japanese Kids Get First-Hand Look at Whale Slaughter June 26, 2008 3:55 AM

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Japanese Kids Get First-Hand Look at Whale Slaughter
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Tony
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- 46 seconds ago - au.news.yahoo.com
As pro-whaling and pro-conservation countries square off on the other side of the globe, curious Japanese schoolgirl Yuna Suzuki, 10, got a vivid first-hand look at the issue.
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 June 25, 2008 11:13 PM

ABC News - IWC 2008 Day 1 & 2 Update
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ABC News- IWC 2008 Day 1 & 2 Update
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 June 25, 2008 10:10 PM

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Australia, Japan Row Erupts at International Whaling Conference
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radioaustralia.net.au
The debate has degenerated into accusations and finger pointing. Australia and Japan have gone head to head over Japan's so called scientific whaling with Australia describing it as irrelevant and a smokescreen for commercial whaling.
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 June 25, 2008 10:09 PM

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Senate Votes to Pressure Japan on Whale Meat Market
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THE Rudd Government should pressure Japan to properly investigate the alleged black market sale of whale meat by taxpayer-funded whalers, the Senate agreed today.
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 June 25, 2008 10:09 PM

Int'L Whaling Commission Postpones Talks on Building Whale Sanctuaries
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The on-going 60th conference of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) saw some hope of breaking the stalemate on Wednesday as proponents and opponents of more whaling reached a consensus on reconciling their differences.
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 June 25, 2008 9:50 PM

Lukewarm Meeting on Whaling in Chilly Chile
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seashepherd.org

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson Founder and President of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
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Humpback Whales Thrill Observers Near Botany Bay June 25, 2008 10:54 AM

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Humpback Whales Thrill Observers Near Botany Bay
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Tony
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A RECORD number of humpbacks thrilled whale watchers as they sailed along their personal ocean highway yesterday.
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Whaling body agrees path to peace June 25, 2008 5:23 AM


Whale tail (Getty Images)

The global body responsible for whales and whaling has opened the door to the eventual partial lifting of the commercial whaling ban.

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) adopted a reform path aimed at finding compromise between pro- and anti-hunting countries.

Delegates at the Commission's annual meeting in Chile agreed the current impasse should not continue.

Governments will try to agree a package of measures by next year's IWC meeting.

To secure the agreement of whaling nations, it is likely that the essential ingredients of that package will have to include the partial resumption of commercial hunting, perhaps limited to coastal waters.

Some conservation groups approve of the endeavour because they believe it could lead to a reduction in the total number of whales killed each year, and greater regulation of hunting.

Political realities

Moves to reform the organisation have been led by IWC chairman, William Hogarth.

"It has to work," he told delegates.

"We are the premium body set up for the conservation of whales, and we have to step up to the plate."

Prime Ministers Kevin Rudd and Yasuo Fukuda. Image: AFP/Getty
Australia and Japan disagree on whaling but agree on much else

But while better conservation of whales is the prime aim of Dr Hogarth's country, the US, others including Norway, Iceland and Japan will be looking for recognition that sustainable whaling is legitimate.

Japan has played a prominent part in preliminary discussions over the past year, and is fully behind the reform initiative.

Officials say nothing is ruled out as part of a final package, even the possible end to its annual Antarctic hunt which is conducted under a clause permitting hunting for scientific purposes.

"We wish to see the end of special permit (scientific) whaling," said New Zealand's conservation minister Steve Chadwick.

"The commission has taken a big step forward by setting up this diplomatic process, but it will not be easy; the path ahead is formidable.

"Ninety-two percent of New Zealanders oppose commercial whaling - that is a political reality."

The task facing Ms Chadwick's government and others in the anti-whaling camp is to strike a deal that they can sell to their publics while also being acceptable to Japan - and to Norway, which hunts as many whales as Japan each year and which probably has more to lose from a change to the status quo.

Unified opposition

Just about the only note of discord so far in this usually fractious meeting has come over subsistence hunting in Greenland.

Whaling vessel landing two whales (Getty Images)
Nations such as Japan are permitted to hunt whales for scientific purposes

The Arctic state has asked to add humpback whales to its annual hunt, which already includes minkes, fins and bowheads.

Greenland is still a territory of Denmark, which speaks for it in the IWC.

But Denmark is also a member of the EU. And for the first time this year, EU states attending the IWC are supposed to agree a unified position on key issues before debates begin.

Some, notably the UK, were ferociously opposed to the humpback quota.

They considered that Greenland had not offered meaningful evidence that its people needed the extra meat - a condition for the awarding of subsistence licenses - and were concerned by a recent report from the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), showing that about 25% of the meat from the existing hunt was sold through supermarkets.

At a meeting on Monday night the EU agreed to oppose the quotas. Danish delegates walked out in protest; and without EU backing, the application is almost certain to fail.
 

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 June 24, 2008 6:39 PM

New IWC Rules Anger Anti-Whaling Groups
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- 2 minutes ago - abc.net.au

New rules set by the chairman at this year's International Whaling Commission (IWC) have angered some people and puzzled others. But there is some hope that a new era of cooperation may occur. The rules include no votes, no resolutions, and at least 12
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World Whaling Meeting Opens June 24, 2008 3:48 PM

June 24, 2008—Amid protest, the 2008 meeting of the International Whaling Commission opened in Chile, where the host nation proposed a permanent ban on whaling in its waters.

VIDEO: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/06/080624-whales-video-ap.html

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Whaling Commission puts off contentious issues; committee will try to overcome differences June 24, 2008 2:40 PM

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Members of the International Whaling Commission say they have put off the most controversial issues on their agenda because of a deadlock between pro- and anti-whaling nations.

The commission says it will name a working group to overcome the differences. Its report will probably come next year.

Commission President William Hogarth says the agreement is ''a step forward.''

Tuesday's agreement follows bickering between whaling countries such as Japan and critics such as Australia. Japan favors limited commercial whaling while some other nations want an outright ban on whale kills.

http://www.kcbs.com/topic/ap_news.php?story=AP/APTV/National/a/i/Chile-Whaling

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Fisheries, Not Whales, to Blame For Shortage of Fish June 24, 2008 1:04 AM

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Fisheries, Not Whales, to Blame For Shortage of Fish
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Tony
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- 54 seconds ago - panda.org
The argument that increasing whale populations are behind declining fish stocks is completely without scientific foundation, leading researchers and conservation organizations said today as the 60th International Whaling Commission opened.
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New IWC Rules Anger Anti-Whaling Groups June 24, 2008 12:30 AM

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New IWC Rules Anger Anti-Whaling Groups
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Tony
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- 2 minutes ago - au.news.yahoo.com
New rules set by the chairman at the IWC meeting have angered some people and puzzled others but there's some hope that a new era of cooperation may occur. The rules include no votes, no resolutions and at least 12 months until the debate will be resolved
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Peter Garrett's Hard Line on Japanese Whaling at IWC June 23, 2008 11:49 PM

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Peter Garrett's Hard Line on Japanese Whaling at IWC
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Tony
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- 1 minute ago - news.com.au
JAPAN is in for a tough time at this week's global whale meet, with Australia ruling out a compromise on whale hunts even before the talks began.
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 June 23, 2008 10:45 PM

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Justices Take Case on Navy Use of Sonar
Environment  (tags: navy sonar, supreme court, navy training exercises, marine mammals, whales, dolphins, protection, conservation, endangered )
nytimes.com
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday stepped into a long-running environmental dispute over the impact on whales and other marine mammals of Navy training exercises off Southern California.
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 June 23, 2008 9:37 PM

Positive Start to IWC Meeting ~Press Release: New Zealand Government ~
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scoop.co.nz
Good progress has already been made towards negotiating new processes for the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick said today.
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 June 23, 2008 9:19 PM

IWC MEETING, SANTIAGO, CHILE PRESS RELEASE - DAY 1 - MONDAY 23 JUNE 2008
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iwcoffice.org
Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, held in Santiago at the kind invitation of the Government of Chile, began today with speeches of welcome by Alejandro Foxley, the Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ana L
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 June 23, 2008 9:18 PM

IWC Existence at Stake Amid Tension
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- thewest.com.au
The 80-nation International Whaling Commission has opened its annual meeting with its very existence at stake amid tension over Japan's perennial bid to resume commercial whale hunting.
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 June 21, 2008 9:25 AM

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Blue Whale Song Is Getting Deeper
Animals  (tags: blue whale, song, whales, research, oceans, endangered )

John
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- 56 seconds ago - telegraph.co.uk
The haunting song of the world's biggest animal, the blue whale, is getting deeper, researchers have discovered. Underwater recordings of the giant endangered mammals have revealed that the tone of their rhythmic pulses and moans has become steadily lower
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 June 20, 2008 9:42 AM

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US Coastguard Taken to Court Over Blue Whale Protection
Animals  (tags: blue whales, whales, coast gaurd, endangered, extinction, protection, investigation, sadness, death )

John
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- 3 minutes ago - wildlifeextra.com
June 2008. The Centre for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Coast Guard to comply with the Endangered Species Act and protect endangered whales from ship traffic off the coast of California coast.
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 June 20, 2008 9:35 AM

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Blue Whale Blues
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John
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- 13 minutes ago - plentymag.com
Blue whales may be the largest creatures to ever swim the oceans, but they are still dwarfed by the massive container ships that crisscross the seas on a daily basis.
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Whales Bones a Tale June 19, 2008 1:24 PM

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Whale's Bones a Tale
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Raven
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- 3 minutes ago - heraldnet.com
Everett (J-18) was found washed up in Canada around 18 months ago. The first Orca to have been found dead where scientists could do a necropsy and proved PCB's were what killed him. Recently his skelton was lifted from the ocean floor. See story for more
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 June 19, 2008 12:27 PM

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Sign the Whale Sanctuary Petition -- June 23rd Deadline!
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Rebecca
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- 2 hours ago - stopwhaling.org
International Whaling Commission members will consider a proposal to create a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary that will extend across the South Atlantic, from the coast of South America to the coast of Africa, and on down towards Antarctica. Sign NOW!
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 June 19, 2008 12:06 PM

Ebola-Like Virus in Fish May Spread Across U.S.
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John
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- 27 seconds ago - redorbit.com
When thousands of bloody, hemorrhaging fish recently turned up on the Lake Michigan shore south of Milwaukee, it confirmed the worst fears of scientists worried that an Ebola-like virus stalking Great Lakes fish would strike closer to Chicago.
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 June 19, 2008 11:37 AM

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How Overfishing Can Alter An Ocean's Entire Ecosystem
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John
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- 1 minute ago - features.csmonitor.com
In 2000, University of Maine graduate student Amanda Leland began a seemingly straightforward restoration project. She transported 24,000 young sea urchins, which are native to the Gulf of Maine, to an area where overharvesting had caused them to
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 June 19, 2008 11:16 AM

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Whale Sharks 'Fly' Rather Than Swim, Says Study
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John
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- 19 seconds ago - telegraph.co.uk
They don't know how many there are or whether they are migratory, and its reproductive habits are obscure. There are even disputes about its size but it can grow reputedly to 60 feet long and weigh as much as 40 tonnes.
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 June 18, 2008 4:38 PM

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Has Australia Sold Out the Whales?
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Batman The Humpback Whale Takes to the Sky June 18, 2008 5:05 AM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/06/17/eawhale117.xml

Given its size, it is no mean feat to leap out of the water with grace but this humpback whale manages it with aplomb.

Batman humpback whale breachingClick to enlarge to see the full image of 'Batman' the humpback whale in more detail

Nicknamed Batman because of the marks on its underside, it put on this acrobatic display while on its annual migration past Port Stephens in New South Wales.

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Greens call for immediate action on whaling June 17, 2008 12:41 AM


Tuesday 17th June 2008
 
The Senate today passed a second motion supporting international legal
action on whaling.
 
"The Senate passed my motion urging the Government to immediately
commence preparations for legal action to stop the slaughter of our
whale population" said Senator Rachel Siewert, spokesperson on marine
issues.
 
"We call on the Government to immediately prepare international legal
action on this matter."
 
There is also very strong public support for the Australian Government
to take international legal action to try and stop the Japanese whaling
program (87%), in fact they believe the Government should take action
even if it means compromising our relationship with Japan (91%).

"Australians clearly want their Government to stop the slaughter, and
hopefully this motion will spur them into action," she concluded.
 
For more information or comment call Chris Twomey on 0407 725 025
Email senator.siewert@aph.gov.au  |  http://www.rachelsiewert.org.au
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 June 16, 2008 2:06 PM

Nova Scotia 's Dirty Little Secret ~ Grey Seal Pups Slaughter for Their Skins on Hay Island
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- youtube.com
In February 2008 The government of Nova Scotia permitted Fishermen to enter upon Hay Island, part of the Scatarie Island Protected Wilderness Area in Cape Breton to slaughter 2.500 gray sealpups on their nursery grounds.
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 June 16, 2008 12:13 PM

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Nations Against Whaling
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Claudia
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- 41 seconds ago - worldagainstwhaling.webs.com
Nations that are united in the diplomatic protest against whaling .
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 June 16, 2008 12:02 PM

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U.S. Seafood Giant Gorton's Has a "Whale" of a Problem
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Claudia
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- 10 seconds ago - hsus.org
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 June 16, 2008 11:55 AM

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Are Whales Eating All the Fish?
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Claudia
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- 20 seconds ago - hsus.org
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 June 16, 2008 11:45 AM

The 2008 International Whaling Commission Meeting: Santiago Speculation | The Humane Society of the United States
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Sanat
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- 2 days ago - hsus.org
Embattled whale meat shipments. Dissenting government ministers. Presidential statements. Council caucuses. Congressional resolutions. Weeks before the start of the 60th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Santiago
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 June 16, 2008 8:51 AM

Sea Shepherd: Taiji Dolphins Campaign
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The Save Taiji Dolphins Campaign along with Sea Shepherd and many other organizations are joining forces to urge Japanese authorities to end the slaughter of dolphins and small whales. Individuals interested in bringing the public's attention to this atro
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Even The Antarctic Winter Cannot Protect Wilkins Ice Shelf June 14, 2008 3:05 PM

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sad news June 13, 2008 5:23 PM

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Caribbean Monk Seal Is Declared Extinct | L.A. Unleashed | Los Angeles Times
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Mary
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- 6 hours ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
After decades without a single survivor having been sighted, authorities on Friday declared the Caribbean monk seal extinct. The Associated Press reports: Humans hunting the docile creatures for research, food and blubber left the population
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 June 13, 2008 5:02 PM

A school wants to oppose and collect signatures for the harp seals,let's help them get their signatures.They want to send the petition to Harpseal.org and they will send it to the right target in Canada !!! SIGN PEOPLE !!!
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Save The Harp Seals! Sign Petition!!
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Cher
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- 2 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com

We want to save the harp seals from being killed out of rage, fun, and sports in Canada. ABOUT 80 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAS BEEN KILLED! THATS OVER 220,000 SEALS
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 June 13, 2008 4:41 PM

Protection of Whales Back on the Agenda
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Kathy
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- 1 hour ago - livenews.com.au
The protection of whales is back on the political agenda today with celebrations marking the first national whale day organised across the country.
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 June 13, 2008 3:38 PM

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Open Letter to the Makah Nation on Plans to Resume Whaling
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In a Mirr
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- 4 minutes ago - nativenet.uthscsa.edu
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 June 13, 2008 10:50 AM

Sea Shepherd Prepares to Mount a Major Offensive Against Whaling
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- 1 hour ago - youtube.com
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 June 12, 2008 2:29 PM

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'Scottish Are Misled Over Seal Hunt Fur'
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In a Mirr
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- news.sky.com
Seal skins from the controversial Canadian hunts are being sold in Scotland to make sporrans - and buyers are being misled about their origin, Sky News has found.
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 June 12, 2008 2:23 PM

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Tuesday July 1, 2008, 13h in Brussels: International Demonstration to Banish Forever the Products Resulting From Hunting for the
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Angel
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- 14 minutes ago - fondationbrigittebardot.fr
French Site Each year, and this year still, of the hundreds of thousands of seals (nearly 300.000 per 2008) are cut down wildly for the trade of the fur, oils, etc the killers of seals use a hakapik. This fatal weapon of about 1m50 length has a curved na
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The Politics of the Endangered Species Act June 12, 2008 1:23 PM

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The Politics of the Endangered Species Act
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Raven
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- 19 seconds ago - newsweek.com
This is a pretty interesting article in Newsweek on the various politics surrounding who gets listed and who doesn't. With all the obvious changes in pollution, habitat loss and climate shifts it is pretty obvious there is some inbalance here.
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Daily News #14 June 12, 2008 12:18 PM

Daily news # 13 can be found here

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=7516&pst=881036

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