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Tradition, culture & science

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 0:00

In recent years, Japan’s pro-whaling lobbyists have deployed a series of excuses for continuing the hunt, despite the existence since 1986 of a global commercial whalingmoratorium. First comes science: to gather much needed data, they claim, in...

Industrial Whaling Factsheet

Publication | 18 November, 2005 at 0:00

Call me Ishmael...! Whaling folklore speaks of tradition, of the noble hunt, of man pitting his wits against the ferocious sea and against mighty intelligent leviathans.But the history of whaling is far from glamorous, far from something to look...

Greenpeace drives Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds...

Press release | 13 January, 2008 at 0:00

After a high speed chase over hundreds of miles through fog and increasingly rough seas, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza this morning drove the Japanese whaling fleet out of the Southern Ocean hunting grounds.Having confronted the fleet close to...

Greenpeace confronts Japanese whalers in Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Press release | 11 January, 2008 at 21:06

Following a 10-day search in Antarctic waters, the Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.The whaling fleet immediately took flight from the Esperanza, which is now in high-speed...

Greenpeace offers to help Japan conduct non-lethal whale research in return

Press release | 12 January, 2006 at 0:00

Greenpeace today offered to assist the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), which controls the whaling fleet, in its non-lethal research programme in return for an end to the killing of whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Krill-gotten gains to fund Antarctic research

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | 25 February, 2015 2 comments

Scientific research and conservation need more cash. That's sadly usually true. It's especially the case in the Antarctic where research is expensive but absolutely essential given the massive environmental changes happening there. ...

Peaceful Greenpeace whaling protest stopped abruptly in St Kitts

Press release | 20 June, 2006 at 0:00

As the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in St Kitts concluded its proceedings today, a peaceful protest carried out by Greenpeace was abruptly broken up by the authorities, who arrested ten activists and ship crew from the...

Challenge to Japan to prosecute anti- whaling activists worldwide

Feature story | 4 November, 2008 at 0:00

Despite the moratorium on commercial whaling, the Japanese government continues to send a fleet of ships to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to kill over a thousand whales. Each season, the fleet departs for the Sanctuary and more whales...

Greenpeace ready to tow stricken whaling ship

Feature story | 16 February, 2007 at 0:00

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is ready to tow the stricken Japanese whaling vessel the Nisshin Maru out of danger and prevent potential Antarctic environmental disaster.

Who rammed whom?

Feature story | 28 December, 2005 at 0:00

We've been here before: the Southern Ocean, the Japanese whaling fleet, Greenpeace defending the lives of whales in the face of so called "scientific whaling". And in true de ja vu style, the whalers are once again accusing Greenpeace of...

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