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Disaster for bluefin tuna at CITES meeting

Feature story | March 22, 2010 at 19:31

Governments have completely failed to pull bluefin tuna back from the brink of 'commercial extinction': it would have been so easy, listen to the scientists, witness the failure of the exiting management group, and agree to protection under CITES...

Countries condemn Iceland's whale hunt

Feature story | November 2, 2006 at 0:00

Twenty six nations (including New Zealand) deliver a formal diplomatic protest (called a "demarche") to the Icelandic government.

Whale meat blockade

Feature story | April 6, 2010 at 0:10

At around 4:30 this morning, our activists took action against commercial whaling and trade in whale meat by blocking a container ship with fin whale meat onboard bound for Japan from Iceland. (Live updates.)

Last chance for bluefin tuna, too late for real conservation

Feature story | March 8, 2010 at 2:12

So the world is finally waking up to the fact that the bluefin tuna is in crisis. That's nice. But decades of overfishing have pushed this majestic fish to the brink of extinction, which is not the point at which we should start thinking about...

Activist injured during attempt to save bluefin tuna

Feature story | June 5, 2010 at 0:00

As bluefin tuna fishing began in the Mediterranean today, just south of Malta - we set out to peacefully rescue endangered fish trapped inside a massive purse seine net. But our boats and activists were met with violence as several fishing...

International law broken to pursue whaling

Feature story | March 31, 2008 at 5:02

The international convention that helped save the elephant and rhino from extinction at the hands of poachers is now being ignored by the Japanese Fisheries Agency to continue whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Close call: Whalers fail at IWC!

Feature story | June 19, 2006 at 0:00

IWC, Saint Kitts and Nevis - We’re all breathing a sigh of relief as news comes through from St Kitts that pro-whaling nations led by Japan have failed to gain a majority at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). But that doesn’t mean...

Showing its teeth, CITES finally protects sharks

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | March 18, 2013

Today was a day to celebrate as CITES , the convention regulating the international trade of wild plants and animals, finally restricted the trade in key shark species and took steps to curb illegal logging . Although you often...

NZ deals a double blow to bluefin tuna

Feature story | April 15, 2010 at 5:25

The National-led Government has made some oceans-related calls lately that have left Kiwis wondering what’s happened to our conservation ethic.

The end of kwila

Feature story | April 17, 2007 at 0:00

The demand for high end luxury flooring and furniture in China, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other markets is driving the tree species, merbau (known in Indonesia as kwila), to commercial extinction.

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