WATCH: Japan to withdraw from International Whaling Commission

2018-12-26 12:34

Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission and resume commercial whaling in 2019.

Japan, West clash over whale hunts

2016-10-26 16:36

Japan has pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

Japan to resume whale hunt

2015-06-20 19:15

Japan will resume its controversial annual whale hunt despite the International Whaling Commission demanding the country provide more information to prove the programme is really for scientific research.

Japan Antarctic whale plan not convincing

2015-04-13 17:34

The International Whaling Commission panel says the new Japanese Antarctic whaling plan is not convincing.

Nations to decide on South Atlantic whale sanctuary

2014-09-16 17:24

International Whaling Commission members have been debating a fresh attempt to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic, an idea thwarted by pro-hunting nations for years.

N Zealand may allow oil rig in dolphin sanctuary

2014-06-24 11:42

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has dismissed concerns about allowing oil exploration in waters set aside to protect the world's rarest dolphin as 'mumbo jumbo'.

Calls for urgent action to save 'hobbit' dolphin

2014-06-10 07:38

Marine scientists have urged New Zealand to step up efforts to save the world's rarest dolphin, saying only a few dozen Maui's remain and immediate action is needed.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final hunt

2014-04-09 07:35

Japan has killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.


IWC agrees to stricter oversight of 'science' hunts

2016-10-27 17:09

The world's whaling watchdog has agreed to stricter oversight of whale hunts conducted under an exemption to a 30-year old moratorium which detractors claim Japan abuses for commercial hauls.

Japan's whaling fleet set to sail for Antarctic

2015-11-30 18:34

A Japanese whaling fleet is to set sail for the Antarctic for research in defiance of an international court ruling that it end the programme.

Japan will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

2015-04-14 14:03

Japan’s top whaling negotiator says Tokyo would try again to justify its “scientific” Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proven why it needed to kill the mammals.

Japan's harpoonless whalers heading for Antarctic

2015-01-06 14:05

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the UN’s top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government says.

Greenland gets whale hunting quota amid criticism

2014-09-16 12:19

Aboriginal Greenlanders will be allowed to kill more than 200 whales each year from 2015 to 2018 under a subsistence quota granted by the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Japan shrugs off embarrassing court loss

2014-06-10 13:41

An embarrassing court ruling that halted Japan's Antarctic whaling will actually help Tokyo take whales in the name of science, a top whaling official says.

Japan: New whale, dolphin body launched

2014-06-04 16:31

Campaigners have welcomed the launch of a body promoting whale and dolphin watching in Japan, which they said could help the country move away from its controversial slaughter of the mammals.

Japan justifies killing of whales

2013-07-02 21:16

Japan is defending its Antarctic whaling programme in its dispute with Australia at the world court.

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