South Korea to Become 4th Nation to Hunt Whales

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This announcement is considered a major blow to the campaign to end global whaling. whales South Korea Japan huntingIt sucks big time.

Japan Set for Whale Hunt Despite Earthquake and Tsunami

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The ABC reports five crews from the town of Ayukawa have joined the hunt, even though the tsunami destroyed Ayukawa Whaing's storage facility and carried its fleet of three whaling vessels hundreds of metres inland, where they remain. The disaster came shortly after Japan recalled its Antarctic whaling fleet a month early, citing the threat posed by the environmentalist group Sea Shepherd. sea shepherd marine animals whales Japan hunting

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You can find his recent post on the current state of whale hunting here. Andrew Revkin writes the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times. About Dot Earth By 2050 or so, the world population is expected to reach nine billion, essentially adding two Chinas to the number of people alive today. Those billions will be seeking food, water and other resources on a planet where, scientists say, humans are already shaping climate and the web of life. In Dot Earth, reporter Andrew C.

Almost One-Third of Japanese Whale Kill Was Pregnant

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Of 679 whales reported to have been killed during the 2008-2009 whale hunt in Antarctica, 304 were female. Four of the female whales were lactating, and 192 were pregnant at the time of death. Tags: whales Japan hunting whaling Leave it to the Japanese. Always classy. From Wildlife Extra. The Japanese government's "Cruise Report" gives gruesome details on the foetuses killed.

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An End to Japanese Whaling?

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A major review of Japanese government spending could spell the end to whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, according to Greenpeace, after the review committee proposed massive cuts in subsidies to a body which funds the so-called scientific research programme. Tags: Japan hunting greenpeace whaling I seriously doubt it, despite the Greenpeace report in Wildlife Extra News. It's too much a matter of international pride. (I

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Blue Whales Reappearing Again

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BLUE whales, the world’s largest animals, are reappearing in parts of the oceans where hunting once wiped them out, signalling that they may finally be returning from the brink of extinction. Research also suggests that the Antarctic population of blue whales may now be growing at 6% a year. Tags: blue whales endangered species And here's some good news for today.

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Whales in danger.

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We recently got an email about the dangers currently being faced by our whale population as a result of a recent proposal to legalize commercial whaling. As whale lovers, and people who hope to one day be able to see them in the wild, we wanted to share this information with you in case you would like to get involved. Thousands of whales die each year from commercial whaling, ship strikes, and habitat disruption. Whales in danger.

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Good News About Blue Whales

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Looks like blue whales may be coming back to Alaska. From the Associated Press: Blue whales are returning to Alaska in search of food and could be re-establishing an old migration route several decades after they were nearly wiped out by commercial whalers, scientists say. The endangered whales, possibly the largest animals ever to live on Earth, have yet to recover from the worldwide slaughter that eliminated 99 percent of their number, according to the American Cetacean Society.

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New Zealand, Australia to Conduct Whale Research Too

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New Zealand and Australia are joining forces to carry out research on whales using non-lethal methods, in an attempt to challenge Japan's hunting programme. Eighteen scientists will set sail for Antarctica next month to study minke, humpback and blue whale populations. They will also be assessing the impact of climate change on the whales. Tags: australia whales new zealand Japan Good news! It's non-lethal.

The Inuit Point of View on Polar Bears

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The Inuit harvest, or hunt, polar bears in Canada. "In s director of wildlife, Gabriel Nirlinguyak} said, recalling that the two had cooperated on bowhead whale management issues. Tags: indigenous hunting canada inuit polar bear Here's an article in the Nunatsiaq News that talks about polar bear conservation from the Inuit point of view. In the past, Inuit always considered the WWF Canada as our friend," {Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.'s

On Different Results of Direct Action

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According to Reuters: Japan, which considers whaling to be a cherished cultural tradition, killed 679 minke whales despite plans to catch around 850. It caught just one fin whale compared with a target of 50 in the hunt that began in November.

From the Mailbag

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I've touched on relevant issues off and on, but most specifically in a 2004 piece on arguments for and against whale hunts. Hey there, Just discovered your nice blog on animals and ethics. I've linked back to that story in my latest post on Japan v Greenpeace saga on my Dot Earth blog. www.nytimes.com/dotearth I'm going to add Animal Ethics to my blogroll. A very under-appreciated arena. Best, Andy -- Andrew C. Revkin The New York Times / Science 620 Eighth Ave.,

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