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Tradition, culture & science

Publication | November 18, 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 whaling moratorium. First comes science: to gather much needed data, they claim, in...

Whale sanctuary under siege

Publication | November 18, 2005 at 0:00

Established in 1994, the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary is under siege like never before. This year nearly one thousand whales can expect to find no quarter or refuge in the protected waters around the Antarctic. They will be hunted down and...

Two whales swimming

Image | November 17, 2005 at 0:00

Two whales swimming.

Greenpeace International Oceans Campaigner in front of the Greenpeace ship MY...

Image | November 17, 2005 at 0:00

18 November 2005 - Cape Town, South Africa Shane Rattenbury, Greenpeace International Oceans Campaigner, in front of the Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza in Cape Town, on the day of the launch of the most ambitious ship the organization has ever...

Whale tail

Image | November 17, 2005 at 0:00

Whale tail.

A harpooned whale

Image | November 17, 2005 at 0:00

A harpooned whale is dragged to the catcher ship. (2000)

Distributing the Clean Energy Guide

Image | November 9, 2005 at 0:00

Distributing the Clean Energy Guide in Whangarei

Distributing the Clean Energy Guide

Image | November 9, 2005 at 0:00

Distributing the Clean Energy Guide in Whangarei

Whale Science in-action

Feature story | November 8, 2005 at 0:00

It’s that time of the year again, the six ships of the whaling fleet are leaving Japan and heading back to the culling ground, the “Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary,” to carry out “scientific testing” on 1000 whales. The “scientific test” involves...

The Japanese whaling fleet in port in Shimonoseki

Image | November 7, 2005 at 0:00

08 November 2005: The Japanese whaling fleet in port in Shimonoseki, Japan, shortly before putting to sea on November 8 to hunt more than 1000 whales in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary. The Fisheries Agency of Japan claims that the hunt is for...

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