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FACTSHEET: Whales

Publication | November 12, 2010 at 15:07

When whaling first boomed in the 17th century, it must have seemed as though whales would never disappear. Yet, by the mid 1940s their numbers had been drastically reduced.

Esperanza crew captures rare Humpback recordings in Antarctica

Feature story | January 7, 2008 at 0:00

The crew onboard the Esperanza, currently down in the Southern Ocean, has made a series of rare and exciting Humpback recordings.

Public pressure forces whalers to divest

Feature story | April 4, 2006 at 0:00

You did it! After months of pressure from Ocean Defenders everywhere, our friends at seafood suppliers Gorton's, Sealord and parent company Nissui have withdrawn their active support for Japanese whaling. This does not mean an end to the...

Whaling, lies and cover-ups must stop

Feature story | April 14, 2009 at 22:06

Shrouded in the early morning gloom, the Japanese whaling fleet factory ship, Nisshin Maru, crept back into port without the usual fanfare. In fact, the only greeting party was comprised of our activists.

Japan to defy UN court and continue whaling

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | April 22, 2014

There has been disappointing and worrying news today. The Government of Japan has announced that it intends to return to the Southern Ocean to hunt whales in 2015. It has also officially announced that it will again send its factory...

Another taxpayer lifeline for Japan's dying whaling industry?

Blog entry by Junichi Sato, Greenpeace Japan | September 27, 2012

I woke up this morning to reports that the Fisheries Agency of Japan, the body in charge of our whaling industry is seeking government funds to repair and re-fit the Nisshin Maru, the main factory processing vessel of the whaling...

GUILTY! Japan's justice system "breached human rights of Greenpeace anti-whaling...

Feature story | February 8, 2010 at 0:00

When two of our activists were detained after exposing major corruption in the Japanese whaling industry - we knew the Japanese authorities breached internationally guaranteed human rights. Now, as these two activists prepare to take the stand...

Opposition rising to fading whaling industry

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | July 6, 2012

Whale conservation has lost out to the fading, but still defiant pro-whaling forces, at this year’s International Whaling Commission (IWC) annual meeting.   The meeting in Panama City had initially offered the world hope that the...

Japanese whaling will come to an end - the question is simply when

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | January 29, 2011

On December 22, 2010 - the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) acknowledged and publicly apologised for embezzlement within the whaling industry . An official from the powerful agency gave a 90 degree bow of apology on national...

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