humpback whales

Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

Article: Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

BRASILIA, Brazil, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today signed a federal decree establishing the Brazilian Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary, reinforcing protection for all cetacean species in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. Brazilian waters stretch along the nation’s 8,000 kilometer (5,000 mile) long coastline on the east and northeast coast of…

Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

Article: Recovery Dawns for Humpbacks and Southern Right Whales

GLAND, Switzerland, August 14, 2008 (ENS) – The humpback whale and other species of large whales are now more secure against extinction than they have been in the recent past, according to the latest cetacean update of the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species released on Tuesday by the International Union for the Conservation of…

Judge: Navy Must Protect Whales in Hawaii From Sonar

Article: Judge: Navy Must Protect Whales in Hawaii From Sonar

HONOLULU, Hawaii, March 1, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Navy is violating federal law and a federal judge has enjoined the Navy from carrying out its undersea warfare exercises in Hawaii’s waters without adhering to additional mitigation measures to protect marine mammals. Hawaii federal district Judge David Ezra ruled Saturday that the Navy must use…

Japan Suspends Humpback Whale Hunt

Article: Japan Suspends Humpback Whale Hunt

TOKYO, Japan, December 21, 2007 (ENS) – The government of Japan has agreed to suspend its plans to kill 50 humpback whales this year but only on condition that the International Whaling Commission, IWC, reinstates its original task of whale resource management. Dr. William Hogarth is director, National Marine Fisheries Service and chair of the…