Birds of Japan by Otani Chikara

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It’s the festive season and I am holding the new Lynx Edicions’s Birds of Japan, thinking what a perfect gift to any international birder this book represents. Birds of Japan is a lavishly illustrated field guide with maps neatly packed among the paintings, and QR codes packed into text.

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Dog rescued in Japan!

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Amazing stories of survival keep coming out of Japan, and our hearts are lifted when we see stories like this one. After being washed out to sea, and somehow surviving on top of the roof of the house that was washed out, this miracle dog was rescued! We were so happy to know that this sweet dog was rescued, and and even more happy to hear that the dog was reunited with it’s owner! Watch the video below to see the story: cute of the day news people helping animals pet stories

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Japan Mad about Banning Bluefish Tuna Fishing

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Considering Japan's history in East Asia, it is seriously ironic to me that they throw the word "imperialism" around. Tags: bluefish tuna CITES Japan I'm not surprised considering their attitude about whale meat. Apparently, it's all "cultural imperialism. Give me a break. The article's writer is a bit more objective about this than I am.) By the way, the proposed ban was defeated. We'll see how long this fishery lasts before it too goes extinct.

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Japan Set for Whale Hunt Despite Earthquake and Tsunami

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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 huntingNothing stops the Japanese whalers! From Radio New Zealand.

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Efforts Being Made to Halt Dolphin Slaughter in Japan

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It's that time of year in Taiji Japan when they start slaughtering dolphins. You can read about Save Japan Dolphin's efforts here. Tags: Japan whaling It looks like there is at least some hope.

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Crested Ibis Chicks in Japan

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The first Crested Ibis chicks to hatch in the wild in Japan in 36 years were caught on camera on 22 April. Asides JapanThe birds, reintroduced from captive-bred stock from China, are perhaps the most Japanese of birds, with the scientific name Nipponia nippon.

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Japan Pet Aid

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To Dog With Love: Japan Pet Aid: P&G Pet Care to match donations. Until April 3oth (or $50,ooo) P&G Pet Care will match all donations. This is wonderful for those pets, and the people who love them, that were affected by the tsunami and earthquake. Please click the link or image to read the full story and if you can, make a donation before the deadline so it can be doubled. people helping animals

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Japan Hesitant to Move Away from Animal Testing

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Interesting article on animal testing and cosmetics in Japan. Tags: animal testing europe cosmetics Japan They still have a lot of work to do in the pursuit of alternatives. They also need the will to change.

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Sea Shepherd Activist Could Face Jail Time in Japan

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Japan is formally charging Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Bethune with trespassing, carrying a knife, damaging property, forcible obstruction of business and one charge of causing injury. Japan has accused Bethune of illegally boarding (trespassing) the Japanese ship, Shonan Maru II, which is where most of the charges stem. Tags: sea shepherd whales new zealand Japan Pretty serious stuff.

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Mutant Butterflies in Japan

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Scientists have found a variety of mutant butterflies in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. Hat-tip to my mom. Asides

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IFAW rescuers have mobilized to Japan

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Rescuers from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org ) have mobilized to Japan to conduct an assessment and assist with animal rescue efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. One of IFAW’s goals in Japan will be to meet with representatives from local rescue groups and the veterinary community to discuss potential collaborative opportunities with the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition or NARSC.

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Japan's New Government Supports Whaling

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Japan's new center left Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama continues to support Japan's whaling operations. Japan's new government urged Australia on Tuesday to help prevent violent attacks by activists on Japanese whalers as it stood by the country's traditional support for whaling, an official said. Tags: sea shepherd Japan whaling

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A Terek Sandpiper flagged in Japan visits Australia

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Only one blue flag would indicate it had been flagged in Japan in the north around Eastern Hokkaido and two blue flags would indicate it had been flagged in Japan in the north around Lake Komuke. Due to the fact that the Terek Sandpiper had a blue flag over the white flag on the left it indicated that it had been flagged in the Obitsu area of Japan according to the leg flag chart for the Asia-Pacific Shorebird Network. Finally some photographs of our visitor from Japan!

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Amazon Sells Whale Bacon?

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And it is, of course, on Amazon's Japan website. meat marine animals whales amazon exotic meat JapanEwwwww.

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Resources for Japanese Animal Rescue

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natural disaster animal rescue JapanHere's a good link to rescue efforts.

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Please Continue to Donate for Japanese Relief Effort

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We donated to Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support. From their web site.HEART-Tokushima, Animal Friends Niigata and Japan Cat Network have combined forces to focus information, rescue and support for animals in crisis due to the March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami in northern Japan. natural disaster animal rescue Japan earthquake

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South Korea to Become 4th Nation to Hunt Whales

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

Japanese Article on Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd

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A surprisingly uncritical look at Paul Watson by a Japanese writer for the Japan Times. Tags: sea shepherd paul watson whales Japan

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A Japanese twitch.

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Birding Bohemian Waxwing Japan TwitchingIt’s the same the whole world over. A rare bird draws a crowd of optics and men of a certain age. The Tokyo Bay Wild Bird Park was exceptionally busy this morning.

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Brown-headed Thrush

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Anyhow, 8 years on and numerous trips to Japan later, I had recouped most of my losses, but not the Brown-headed Thrush. Birding Brown-headed Thrush Japan Tokyo

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SeaWorld Upset by Dophin Slaughter Film "The Cove"

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They are basically portrayed as benefiting from the horrific hunting and capture of dolphins in Japan. Tags: captivity dolphin marine life Japan amusement parks It is not a favorable portrayal.

No Marine Animal Protection from CITES

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It's unfortunate, but true, thanks primarily to Japan and China. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan china endangered species The opening line in this USA Today article says it all, "Every proposal to protect marine species at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species meeting in Doha, Qatar was voted down."

Gruesome Photos of Japanese Whale "Processing"

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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. The scientists hope their research will help to disprove Japan's claims that whales have to be killed if they are to be properly studied. Tags: australia whales new zealand Japan Good news! It's non-lethal.

Asian Countries Score Another Victory Over Marine Animals

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China, by far the world’s largest consumer of the cartilaginous fish, for sharkfin soup, and Japan, which has battled to keep the convention from being extended to any marine species, led the opposition. Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan china endangered species Delegates to the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) conference in Qatar voted down three of four proposals to protect sharks. This really sucks. According to the New York Times.

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Brown-eared Bulbuls in blossom

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The 2020 Olympics will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The bulbuls are abundant around Tokyo and much of Japan. Birding Birds Brown-eared Bulbul Japan Kasai Rinkai Koen Kasairinkaikoen TokyoDo birders and canoeists/kayakists/kayakers/kakies make good bedfellows I wonder? The new canoeing centre is still under construction at Kasairinkaikoen, so to hide my disappointment, I went birding instead. Oriental Turtle Dove.

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Marine Life Top of CITES Meeting Agenda

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Australia and Japan are among the countries refusing to back a total ban. Interesting to see Japan and Australia united on some issues, in contrast to their conflict over whaling. Tags: australia CITES marine life marine animals Japan Oh look, more meetings. From Al Jazeera. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or Cites that opened in the Qatari capital on Saturday will be discussing 42 proposals during the next two weeks.

Whaling Compromises Of Little Use

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The packages, announced by IWC Chairman William Hogarth, would either phase out Japan's scientific whaling programme in the Southern Ocean in exchange for Japan being allowed to take a unspecified number of Minke whales off its own coast in the North Pacific or would allow Japan's scientific whaling programme to continue in the Southern Ocean if it adheres to annual limits set by the IWC's Scientific Committee. Tags: norway iceland whale Japan whaling This sucks.

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Another Critical Article Directed at CITES

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Tags: CITES united nations marine animals Japan endangered species

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Petition to Urge Japanese Government to Require Registration of Zoo Animal Handlers

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zoos JapanFrom the Petition Site. please visit and sign. The Ministry of the Environment is in the process of amending the Japanese animal protection law. The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has proposed that the Ministry exempt JAZA's members from the current requirement to register as animal handlers with local authorities.

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Sea Shepherd Busts Whale Meat Importer

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sea shepherd california whales JapanFrom examiner.com. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is just about ready to chalk up a win against a California seafood dealer who imported endangered whale meat from Tokyo and sold it to Califorian restaurants. Today, according to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Ginichi Y Ohira was charged in Los Angeles federal court with selling whale meat in violation of the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act.

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Almost One-Third of Japanese Whale Kill Was Pregnant

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Polly Want a Latte? The (Inevitable) Rise of Bird Cafes

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Japan.). News bird cafe JapanYou’ve heard of Internet cafes. You may even have heard of cat cafes. While I have yet to make it down to Philadelphia’s Kawaii Kitty Cafe , I can attest that Le Cat Cafe —and its kitty yoga nights—are awesome.). Introducing the newest coffeeshop trend: t he bird cafe. From—where else?—Japan.).

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"The Cove" Is Getting Attention

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Christian Science Monitor Calls for Endangered Species Hour

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Japan, which imports most of the tuna, led the fight against a proposed ban. Tags: CITES marine animals Japan endangered species "Earth Hour" was held yesterday. People were supposed to turn their lights off for an hour. I like this opinion piece from the Christian Science Monitor which calls for an "Endangered Species Hour." It's in response to the pathetic CITES conference which basically screwed marine animal protection.

Whales Losing the Will to Live?

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An End to Japanese Whaling?

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Birding Hokkaido

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The northernmost large island in Japan, it is well-known for being a winter birding paradise – charismatic megafauna coupled with gorgeous snow-encrusted volcanoes looming over rugged coastlines. Toward the end of a month-long trip to Japan, Andrew Spencer, Tayler Brooks, and I landed at the Kushiro airport in the middle of Christmas afternoon. Photos from the entire Japan trip can be seen here. Trips Asia Hokkaido Japan

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"The Cove" Continues to Disturb

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Tags: captivity dolphin animal cruelty marine life Japan

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Nice, Nice Birding in Narita

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NARITA, JAPAN, DECEMBER 2012 – The art and science of layover birding deserves more rigorous study and perhaps a federal grant. Yes, I saw lots of Great T**s in Japan However, my day didn’t really get going until I met up with Lisa Turner. Lisa is an American who recently moved to Japan. Even if you can’t spend a lot of time in Japan, you can make the most of any layover through Narita. Trips Asia features Japan layover

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Dog Circus on VICE’S The Cute Show

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VICE traveled to Tsukuba City, Japan to find out just how talented these fury four-legged friends really are, who have three Guinness Book of World Records awards to prove it! What do you get when you put dogs in a circus? The answer is cuteness. Watch the latest episode from VICE’s The Cute Show! here: cute animals cute video dogs

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Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans)

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Well today I am happy to share the Japan Box from Skoshbox. We have shared a few treat boxes with you before, but they have always been for pets! Because it’s just for humans! We have tried a few … Continue reading → The post Skoshbox; Japanese Snacks (for humans) appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. just for fun reviews

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A Japanese in China

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For Japan, there are only two species listed – again the Ashy Minivet, but also the Japanese Minivet (mostly called Ryukyu Minivet elsewhere), a Japanese endemic which is not on the China list.

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