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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…

Sea Shepherd Heads for Antarctic Battle With Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Heads for Antarctic Battle With Japanese Whalers

FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, November 8, 2008 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is heading to the Southern Ocean in December for its fifth year defending whales in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary against the harpoons of the Japanese whaling fleet, Captain Paul Watson has announced. Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel, the Steve Irwin, is in Brisbane,…

Chile Passes National Whale Sanctuary Law

Chile Passes National Whale Sanctuary Law

VALPARISO, Chile, September 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Chilean Congress today unanimously approved a bill declaring Chilean jurisdictional waters to be a whale sanctuary. Now, the bill heads to the desk of President Michelle Bachelet who originally submitted the measure to Congress. She is expected to announce the bill as a Law of the Republic…

Chilean President Proposes Whaling Ban, Whale Sanctuary

Chilean President Proposes Whaling Ban, Whale Sanctuary

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 21, 2008 (ENS) – To a unanimous ovation of the Chilean Congress, President Michelle Bachelet today announced that she will send legislation to parliament banning all whaling activities in Chilean waters and creating a whale sanctuary. During her annual state of the country address, President Bachelet said Chile will have this law…

INSIGHTS: Sea Shepherd's Non-Toxic, Organic, Non-Violent Response to Whale Killers

INSIGHTS: Sea Shepherd's Non-Toxic, Organic, Non-Violent Response to Whale Killers

By Captain Paul Watson, Founder Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ABOARD THE M/Y STEVE IRWIN, Southern Ocean, March 4, 2008 (ENS) – In Africa, Somali poachers are shot on sight for poaching elephants and the world approves. In India, Indian poachers are shot for poaching tigers. Yet when the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew tosses rotten…

Sea Shepherd Crewmen Released by Japanese Whaler

Sea Shepherd Crewmen Released by Japanese Whaler

SOUTHERN OCEAN, January 18, 2008 (ENS) – The two Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists who boarded the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru No.2 on Tuesday are now back onboard their ship. They were transferred from the whaler to the Australian Customs vessel, the Oceanic Viking early Friday morning in the Southern Ocean about 2,000 miles south…

Sea Shepherd Loses Japanese Whaler With Two Hostages

Sea Shepherd Loses Japanese Whaler With Two Hostages

SOUTHERN OCEAN, January 16, 2008 (ENS) – The captain of the Sea Shepherd vessel the Steve Irwin says the location of a Japanese whaler with two Sea Shepherd hostages aboard is no longer known. “The vessel is no longer in sight or within radar range of the Steve Irwin,” Captain Paul Watson said today. Twenty-four…

Australian Court Orders Illegal Japanese Whale Hunt Stopped

Australian Court Orders Illegal Japanese Whale Hunt Stopped

SYDNEY, Australia, January 15, 2008 (ENS) – The Humane Society International today won a historic decision from the Australian Federal Court which the environmental group says could save hundreds of whales from Japanese harpoons. The court ruled that a Japanese whaling company is in breach of Australian law when it kills whales in the Australian…

Greenpeace Chases Japanese Whalers in Antarctic Sanctuary

Greenpeace Chases Japanese Whalers in Antarctic Sanctuary

SOUTHERN OCEAN, January 11, 2008 (ENS) – The Greenpeace ship Esperanza today confronted Japan’s whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The whaling fleet sailed away from the Esperanza, which is now in pursuit. While the fleet is on the run, the whalers are unable to hunt, Greenpeace said. The Japanese government has declared…

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…