Editorial: Legal long shot to end whale hunt pays off

NZ Herald

Not too much was expected when Australia went to the International Court of Justice seeking to end Japanese whale hunting in the Southern Ocean. New Zealand’s representative on the International Whaling Commission, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, warned of years of delay before a ruling was announced and the chance of the decision going the way of the whaling nations …

New Zealand Herald – 4:15 AM Wednesday Apr 2, 2014


Greenpeace vows to control Japanese compliance with whale hunt ban

Environmentalists have pledged to monitor the Japanese fulfillment of the UN International Court of Justice’s ban on whale hunting in Antarctic seas.

“Greenpeace will keep monitoring operations of Japanese vessels in Antarctica, so that this country does not use any other loopholes in the law to continue hunting,” Greenpeace Russia said on Tuesday, Interfax reports …

The Voice of Russia – 1 April 2014, 21:29


Is this the end of Japanese whaling?

Justin McCurry

Japan’s whaling program hangs in the balance after the International Court of Justice on Monday ordered an immediate end to its annual slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean.

The verdict came four years after Australia petitioned the UN court to rule that the expeditions in the icy waters of the Antarctic were not, as Japan has long claimed, for scientific research, since meat from the hunts is sold in Japanese supermarkets and restaurants …

Alaska Dispatch – April 1, 2014


Threat to Africa’s oldest wildlife reserve

Written by Oman Observer

The quest for oil may be the latest threat to Africa’s most venerable wildlife reserve, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and already hard hit by deforestation, poaching and armed conflict.
Early in March, European Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs warned that “with oil production there would be a major risk of pollution at this site, located near the sources of the Nile.”
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other environmental bodies, including local ones, have also voiced concern about the planned joint operation by small British firm SOCO International PLC and the Kinshasa government in part of the Virunga National Park …

Oman Daily Observer – Tuesday 01st, April 2014 / 20:48


Norway sets ‘high’ whale quota


Norway maintained on Tuesday its quota of previous years to hunt up to 1,286 whales in its waters in 2014, despite whalers repeatedly catching less than the limit …

The Local.no – 01 Apr 2014 16:52


PETA protestors set to boycott circus in Huntsville

By Tiffany Donaldson

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey: Legends circus is scheduled to make its way to the Rocket City April 2 through 6. But not everyone is happy about the circus coming to town.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, better known as PETA, is set to protest outside the circus every day while the circus is in town …

The Huntsville Times – al.com (blog) – April 01, 2014 at 11:17 AM


Here are Answers to All the Questions You Have About Whale Hunting in Japan

By MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for commercial whaling. This week’s ruling cannot be appealed, but Japan has other options to consider …

RYOT – April 1, 2014 at 8:04 am


International Court of Justice upholds Australia’s bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica (Video)

Andrew Darby
Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media

The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia’s bid to ban Japan’s Antarctic whaling program.

ICJ president Peter Tomka said the court concluded the scientific permits granted by Japan for its whaling program were not scientific research as defined under International Whaling Commission rules …

Sydney Morning Herald – March 31, 2014


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