Posted: April 1st, 2014 | Author: Miya Keji | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, Revolute, Sea Shepherd | Tags: Commercial Whaling, Dolphin Drive Hunt, Drone, Greenpeace, Hard Pill to Swallow, International Whaling Commission, Japan, Japanes Whaling Fleet, Kōban, Minke Whale Population, News, Nicole Montecalvo, Scientific Research, Scientific Whale Research, Scientific Whaling, Sea Shepherd, South Korean Whaling, Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, Standout, Steve Irwin, Taiji, Whale Slaughter, Whaling, 太地町 | Comments Off on Japan Ordered to Stop Whaling Immediately
The International Court of Justice – ICJ – has ruled Japan must immediately stop its whaling program in the Antarctic. The ICJ’s 16-judge panel ruled 12 votes to four in favour of Australia’s argument that Japan’s whaling program was not in fact designed and carried out for scientific purposes.
The court ruled that Japan must revoke current whaling permits and refrain from issuing any more. Japan has used the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, which permits killing for research, to justify killing whales in the Antarctic.
But the court’s judges agreed with Australia that the Japanese research – two peer-reviewed papers since 2005, based on results obtained from just nine killed whales – was not proportionate to the number of animals killed :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Hard Pill to Swallow, News, Revolute, Sea Shepherd | Tags: Greenpeace, International Whaling Commission, Minke Whale Population, Scientific Whaling, South Korean Whaling, Whaling | Comments Off on UPDATED! South Korea Plans to Re-start Scientific Whaling
UPDATE! 12 July 2012: South Korea has scrapped plans to restart so called scientific whaling.
9 July 2012: Twenty-six years after a global moratorium on commercial whaling was put in place, South Korea’s decision to resume hunting whales for scientific research has dismayed environmental campaigners and stunned other members of the International Whaling Commission.
South Korea’s plans to start a so-called scientific whaling program have been widely condemned by politicians and environmental groups. South Korean delegates confirmed the plan to kill whales in coastal waters at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Panama this morning, saying they wanted to start hunting minke whales under a loophole that allows the killing of whales for scientific research.
They said fishermen had been calling for the whales to be killed because “an increasing number of minke whales are eating away large amount of fish stocks which should be consumed by human being.” At the sometimes heated talks, South Korea said it would announce later how many whales it would kill and when, but insisted that it did not need foreign approval.
Whale meat remains highly popular along the east coast of South Korea, which maintained a large whaling fleet based in the southeastern port of Ulsan until the moratorium on commercial whaling was put in place in 1986. Last year, South Korean fishermen accounted for 21 out of the 23 cases of illegal whaling reported to the IWC :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 25th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Business News, Socially Engineered, They Said What | Tags: Australian Mining Magnate, Business News, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA, Clive Palmer, Greenpeace, Liberal Party, Queensland Coal Miner | Comments Off on Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer Claims Green Groups Funded by CIA
Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has outlandishly accused the United States Government of funding environmental group Greenpeace via the CIA to undermine Australia’s coal mining sector. Palmer made the extraordinary claim over Greenpeace’s plan to use the court system to tie up coal mining applications.
Palmer is apparently angry at Greenpeace’s plan to use lawyers to thwart future coal mining projects and claims funding is coming from US environmental charity the Rockefeller Foundation. He alleges it is funded by the CIA and says it is trying to harm Australia’s industry and help American interests.
Palmer referred to a paper produced by environmental group Greenpeace which calls for action to stop the expansion of the Queensland coal industry. Greenpeace’s plans were leaked to the media earlier this month as it organises a campaign to raise $6 million to fund legal battles against controversial coal mining projects across Australia :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 24th, 2012 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Revolute, Standout | Tags: Greenpeace, Lucy Lawless, New Zealand, Noble Discoverer, Revolute, Shell, Standout, Xena | Comments Off on Xena Warrior Princess: Lucy Lawless Onboard
Xena actress Lucy Lawless has boarded an oil-drilling ship in a bid to disrupt plans to search for oil off Alaska. Lawless and six other Greenpeace protesters boarded the ship Noble Discoverer in a bid to prevent it sailing to the Arctic, where it has been contracted by Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell to conduct exploratory drilling. The New Zealand actress said her actions, which forced authorities to close the North Island port of Taranaki, were prompted by a desire to save one of the world’s last pristine environments.
Lawless said she was not concerned at the prospect of being arrested. “I’m a true believer,” she said by mobile phone from the ship.
“We need to start switching over to renewable energy now; we don’t have to go to the ends of the earth to suck out every last drop of oil.”
Lawless, who starred as the title character in the fantasy television series Xena: Warrior Princess from 1995-2001, is a long-time environmental activist who was named as a Greenpeace ambassador in 2009. Police said the protesters had climbed a drilling tower on the ship and were displaying banners.
“The protesters are clearly breaking the law by trespassing on the ship and we are currently liaising with the port of Taranaki and the harbour master to decide the most appropriate course of action,” Inspector Blair Telford said.
The US Interior Department granted Shell conditional provisional approval to begin drilling exploration wells in the Arctic Ocean last August, in a move slammed by conservationists as “inexcusable”.