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Future of commercial whaling ban rests with Japan

(AP) -- A quarter-century ban on commercial whaling - one of the world's most successful preservation agreements - could crumble altogether if conservationists cannot persuade Japan to cut back on the tradition it champions.

dateJun 18, 2010 in Environment
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Anti-whalers, Japanese fleet fire water cannons

(AP) -- Activists vowing to stop the killing of whales exchanged water-cannon fire with a Japanese whaling fleet they are tailing in the Antarctic Ocean, as sea confrontations that have led to collisions and a sunken vessel ...

dateFeb 09, 2010 in Environment
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Saving whales a cold comfort job

The job description is forbidding: "No pay, Long hours, Hard work, Dangerous conditions, Extreme weather." So intense is the work environment, officials fear that someone may one day die on duty.

dateJan 30, 2011 in Ecology
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Up to 50 pilot whales killed in Faroes: activists

A militant conservation group claimed Wednesday that up to 50 pilot whales have been killed in the first traditional whale hunt of the year in the Faroe Islands, but authorities there defended the practice and slammed the ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Ecology
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Anti-whalers dismiss 'sham' Australian surveillance

Militant anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd on Monday dismissed as a "sham" Australian government plans to track Japan's annual whale hunt by air instead of by sea, saying it was a toothless and "cowardly" response.

dateDec 23, 2013 in Ecology
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