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Dec 1, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
From December through March 2016, Japan will kill minke whales worth more than $33 million. But they're priceless to conservationists hoping to save these gentle filter feeders. →
Nov 18, 2015 09:05 AM ET // AFP
The ruling punishes the firm for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary.
Nov 18, 2014 04:40 PM ET // AFP
The country hopes the move will convince international opponents it is conducting genuine scientific research on expeditions in the region.
Sep 5, 2014 05:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
California blue whales have just become the first whales to recover their population numbers after whaling, which nearly drove the marine mammals to extinction. Continue reading →
Sep 3, 2014 02:09 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Japan plans to allow whaling in the Antarctic Ocean next year, though the International Court of Justice banned the practice in March. Continue reading →
Jun 18, 2014 09:30 AM ET // AFP
Hunt is the first since the U.N.'s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic.
Apr 2, 2014 08:45 AM ET
Recently, the UN ordered Japan to stop their annual whale hunt because it's illegal. Trace explains the history of whaling, and why we don't need it anymore.
Mar 31, 2014 09:00 AM ET // AFP
The top court ruled the program was a commercial activity disguised as science.
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