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Video: If Whales Swam Among Us, Would We Care More for Them?

Video: If Whales Swam Among Us, Would We Care More for Them?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 22, 2015 2

Big, charismatic animals, such as polar bears and bison, are the ones that seem to grab our hearts—sometimes to the exclusion of other, well-deserving but smaller threatened species. At other times, especially when large

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Japanese Whaling: Truly for Sustainability Science, or Only for Cultural Consistency?

Japanese Whaling: Truly for Sustainability Science, or Only for Cultural Consistency?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 1, 2014 15

In May 2014 at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Scientific Committee annual meeting in Bled, Slovenia, the government of Japan officially announced its intentions to resume what it calls the “scientific whaling” of minkes

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Conservation Win for Whales in Antarctica

Conservation Win for Whales in Antarctica

Emily Deemer April 2, 2014 0

Good news for whales in Antarctica! On Monday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) officially ruled that Japan must halt its annual whale hunt in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean.  In a resounding 12-4 vote, The

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