NEWSWORTHY

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Jul 15, 2018

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the ...

May 31, 2018

122 pregnant minke whales killed in Japan's annual whale hunt: report

A highly controversial annual whaling expedition Tokyo defends as scientific research but that conservationists call "gruesome and unnecessary" killed 122 pregnant minke whales, a report by Japanese authorities shows. The four-month expedition in the Antarctic ended in March after the fleet killed 333 minke whales ...

CITES to further probe Japan's research whaling for treaty violations

Nov 28, 2017

CITES to further probe Japan's research whaling for treaty violations

A committee under an international treaty to protect wildlife will dispatch an investigation team to gather information on Japan's research whaling program and verify any violations of the pact. The recommendation was made Monday by the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in ...