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Cove Guardian Erwin Vermeulen Is Released From Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Sea Shepherd, dolphins, jail, good news, released, volunteer, Japan, whaling )

- 2682 days ago -
February 16 was a very good day in court for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Cove Guardian volunteer, Erwin Vermeulen. In Wakayama, Japan, closing arguments were presented in the case of Erwin Vermeulen.
WikiLeaks Releases Documents About Anti-Whaling Group Sea Shepherd
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, wikileaks, wildlife )

- 3095 days ago -
Japanese and American officials discussed taking action to weaken a prominent anti-whaling group, with Tokyo insisting that Sea Shepherd's confrontations on the high seas actually hurt efforts to reduce whaling, U.S. diplomatic cables show.
Whale Watching Industry Should Pay Whalers to Stop Whaling
Offbeat  (tags: whale watching, conservationalists, public, protection, whaling )

- 3211 days ago -
Conservationists would save more whales from the harpoon if the whale-watching public and industry were willing to pay a levy that could be used to persuade those countries currently engaged in whaling to stop, says Queensland green economist Associate
IWC Meeting Ends in Failure to Protect Southern Oceans
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, IWC, whaling )

- 3284 days ago -
The 62nd annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting has ended with governments failing to reach an agreement on a proposed package on whaling.
Whaling Compromise Rejected By IWC - Good or Bad News?
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- 3289 days ago -
The compromise deal, which took three years to negotiate, would have allowed a limited amount of commercial whaling by countries such as Japan, Norway and Iceland in return for scrapping the current system of 'Scientific whaling' or simply ignoring the
Steve Irwin Banned From Morocco
Offbeat  (tags: Steve Irwin, IWC meeting in Morocco, whaling, Japanese Whalers )

- 3290 days ago -
I`m sure Steve would be amused and flattered that he is pothumously banned from entering Morocco because of pressure from Japanese whalers.
International Whaling Commission Chairman to Miss 'Absolutely Critical' Annual Meeting
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, meeting, chairman )

- 3298 days ago -
The chairman of the International Whaling Commission has fallen ill and will not attend its annual meeting, where his proposal to control the annual whale hunt was scheduled to be discussed, a spokeswoman said Monday.
Tokyo Two Face Stiffest Jail Term in Greenpeace's History
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, Japan, whaling )

- 3300 days ago -
One-and-a-half-year jail term demanded for investigators who exposed Japanese whaling corruption
Blood Spill: New Threat to Ocean Inhabitants
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whales, death, whaling )

- 3305 days ago -
While U.S. residents watch and worry about the oil spill, a different kind of oceanic nightmare is brewing, one that will cause immense suffering and death for countless whales for many years to come.
Latin American Bloc Opposes Lifting Ban on Commercial Whaling
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, ban )

- 3308 days ago -
Just weeks before the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), a group of the main Latin American countries has rejected the proposal by the IWC to overturn the ban on commercial whaling.
Australia Files Suit Against Japan Over Whaling; Japanese Official Says the Country Will 'Firmly Respond'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, Japanese )

- 3310 days ago -
Japan said Tuesday that it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales a year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban.
Sea Shepherd Activist Who Boarded Japanese Whaling Ship Enters Guilty Plea in Japanese Court
Offbeat  (tags: whaling, whaling, japan whaling ships, law, animal activists, world, animals, government )

- 3315 days ago -
TOKYO -- An anti-whaling activist from New Zealand who boarded a Japanese whaling ship as part of a protest in February pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including trespassing and destruction of property,but denied that he committed assault.
Australia Says It Will Take Japan to Court Over Whaling
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, Japan, court, Australia )

- 3316 days ago -
Australia has announced it will take Japan to the International Court of Justice in a major escalation of its campaign to prevent whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.
It's No Way to Save the Whales
Offbeat  (tags: obama administration, IWC, whaling, misguided, whale massacre, tragedy )

- 3346 days ago -
The Obama administration and the International Whaling Commission want to allow legal hunting again. It's misguided policy.
Japan Welcomes New Whaling Proposal; Animal Advocates Decry It
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, whales, whaling, IWC, protection )

- 3350 days ago -
Japan cautiously welcomed an International Whaling Commission proposal Friday that would effectively allow the resumption of commercial whaling for the first time in 25 years -- though under strict quotas that the commission argues will reduce the global

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