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International Whaling Commission

Hub | June 25, 2010 at 12:06


Iceland Scales Back Whaling Program

Feature story | May 31, 2004 at 18:00

After months of domestic and international pressure from conservation groups and individuals, Iceland announced a dramatic reduction in its whaling program. On June 2, 2004 the government of Iceland advised it was scaling back its original...

What is whaling?

Page | October 9, 2007 at 8:54

Iceland harpoons deep-sea protection

Feature story | November 26, 2006 at 18:00

The proposed moratorium on high-seas bottom trawling was harpooned at the UN, as Iceland put the interests of their fishing fleets above other countries and scientific advice (sound familiar?). Even Canada and Spain gave in to common sense in the...

First fin whales killed in Iceland

Feature story | June 22, 2009 at 11:44

The whaling boat Hvalur 9 dragged two massive fin whales up to the ancient whaling station ramp at Hvalförður in the early hours. If it were not for Iceland's midnight sun the whalers would have been sneaking in under the cover of the night – a...

Cyberactivist Pledge Winner In Iceland Aboard Esperanza

Feature story | June 20, 2004 at 18:00

"If I told you that I met the President of the Icelandic Parliament, you would probably think that was the highlight of my day. Well, stay tuned..." Read more from Marnee now on board the Esperanza.

Greenpeace Responds To Iceland's Proposed Whale Hunt

Media release | August 5, 2003 at 18:00

Greenpeace is deeply concerned with the Government of Iceland's announcement on August 6, 2003 that it is moving back into commercial whaling and fear the move will further jeopardize the future of whales.

Iceland leaves slaughtered whales to rot

Feature story | January 23, 2007 at 9:49

Greenpeace has uncovered more than 170 tons of rotting whale meat in an Icelandic dump site, just months after Iceland reopened commercial whaling and killed seven endangered fin whales. Another 200 tons of whale meat still remains in cold...

Iceland resumes commercial whaling

Feature story | October 31, 2006 at 18:00

In Iceland, the whale watching industry contributes more to the national economy than commercial whaling did before it was put on hold in the '80s. Yet now after 17 years, Iceland has officially resumed commercial whaling; 26 nations delivered...

PHOTOS: Iceland catches endangered whales for commercial export to Japan

Blog by Phil Kline | June 23, 2014

Despite an international ban on trading in endangered species such as the fin whale, Iceland has caught its first two endangered fin whales of 2014. The endangered whales are intended for commercial export to Japan.  As the first of this year’s...

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