whale conservation

Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast

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…

Cooperative Spirit Emerges at Whaling Commission Meeting

Cooperative Spirit Emerges at Whaling Commission Meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 24, 2008 (ENS) – With whaling nations and their allies on one side and pro-conservation nations on the other, annual meetings of the International Whaling Commission have been increasingly gridlocked and acrimonious. But today at the 60th annual IWC meeting in Santiago there was a breakthrough. The 81 member governments agreed on…

Australia Wants Japanese Whalers Out of Whale Sanctuary

Australia Wants Japanese Whalers Out of Whale Sanctuary

CANBERRA, Australia, December 20, 2007 (ENS) – With less than three weeks in office, the new Australian government is planning diplomatic and legal action against Japan’s so-called “research” whaling. Much Japanese whaling takes place in the Australian Whale Sanctuary in the Southern Ocean, where the Japanese whaling fleet is right now, pursuing whales. Peter Garrett…