[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]
Trump Regulators Gave Oil Industry a Pass to Injure Whales, and We’re Fighting Back In its attempt to open up U.S. waters to the fossil fuel industry, the Trump administration gave a green light to conduct harmful seismic surveys. We’re taking them to court. By Jessica A. Knoblauch | March 12, 201927.5kCOURTESY OF THE GUARDIAN Recently, Rep. […]
In Samaná, Dominican Republic, the SNOTBOT project followed humpback whales from February 26 to March 11. Dominican Today summarizes an article from Diario Libre. “It’s six in the morning and a multidisciplinary group of ten people board a boat in the bay of Samaná, while the humpback whale watching season is at its peak. It’s […]
Local conservationalists and the International shipping community have cooperated and committed to moving the shipping lanes 17 miles away to avoid ship/whale collisions in the busy waters around Sri Lanka’s busiest port.
The Sri Lankan habitat attracts great quantities of shrimp, a favourite food of the great blue whale. Population of this whale species in the area is estimated at between 600 and 1500 for these 100 foot giants…
The government of Sri Lanka has not yet approved this move fearing a loss in shipping traffic. The shipping industry replies that at great effort from within their industry they have solid agreement within their industry to support this important move. A win/win for both whales and shipping.
Japan will resume whaling in earnest starting in July of this year. Further, interests in Japan are trying to market the inclusion of whale meat in the diet to young people (i.e develop new consumers). And we already know Japan imports whale meat products from Iceland for pet food manufacture.
Will Japan Eat the World?
How can you help bring pressure to bear against the Japanese whale meat business. Boycott Japanese goods, particularly automobles, electronics. Stay away from Shushi Bars; much of their product even outside Japan is imported from Japan. Write, phone, text, email the Japanese tourism authorities — tell them you are not happy. Make much noise!
In “Bermuda is for lovers in whale community,” Sekou Hendrickson (The Royal Gazette) brings attention to Andrew Stevenson’s documentary film The Secret Lives of the Humpbacks, a sequel to his 2010 film Where the Whales Sing. Stevenson has spent many years observing North Atlantic humpback whales off Bermuda. Bermuda’s unique role as a meeting place for humpback whales […]