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Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling

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Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling

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The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that the Japanese government must halt its whaling programme in the Antarctic. It agreed with Australia, which brought the case in May 2010, that the programme ...

Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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Fighting Back from Extinction, New Zealand Right Whale Is Returning Home

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After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home. A new study published toda...

Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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Japan Considers End to Antarctic Whaling

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For the first time, officials from Japan's fisheries agency have publicly floated the prospect of ending that country's whaling program in the Antarctic. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper, the Fisheries ...