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February 21, 2012
Court denies Japanese whalers' appeal over US group
Los Angeles (AFP) Feb 16, 2012
A US judge refused Thursday to restrain a US-based environmental group from disrupting the activities of Japanese whalers, allegedly with violence. Judge Richard Jones denied a request for a preliminary injunction sought by Japanese whalers against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which is based in northwestern state of Washington. The whalers sought a court order preventing the Sea Shepherd and its founder Paul Watson "from engaging in physical attacks on plaintiffs' vessels in the Southe ... read more

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The fate of the world's great whale species commands global attention as a result of heated debate between pro and anti-whaling advocates, but the fate of smaller marine mammals is less understood, ... more
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Pilot whales strand again on New Zealand beach
A pod of about 40 beached pilot whales re-stranded themselves in New Zealand Tuesday after volunteers worked for hours to get them back into the sea, officials said. ... more
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Ninety whales stranded on New Zealand beach
A pod of 90 pilot whales beached themselves at the top of New Zealand's South island Monday in the same area where seven whales died in a mass stranding earlier this month, officials said. ... more
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Activists hurl stink bombs at Japan whaling ship
Anti-whaling activists threw paint and foul smelling acid at a whaling ship in the Antarctic ocean Saturday in a fresh bid to halt the annual hunt, officials said. ... more
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Three injured as Japan whalers use hooks: activists
Three anti-whaling demonstrators have been injured after Japanese crew members used grappling hooks and bamboo poles against them in a high seas clash, activist group Sea Shepherd said Wednesday. ... more
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Anti-whaling activists back in Australia
Three activists who sparked a diplomatic incident by boarding a Japanese whaling ship arrived back in Australia Monday as Prime Minister Julia Gillard blasted their "irresponsible" behaviour. ... more
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Japanese whalers hand over Australian activists
Three activists who boarded a Japanese whaling ship on the high seas were Friday successfully transferred to an Australian customs vessel after Tokyo agreed to release them without charge. ... more
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Every year, a group of anti-whaling nonprofit organizations that includes Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and the World Wildlife Fund spend, by conservative estimates, some $25 million on a variety of act ... more
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Activists hurl stink bombs, paint at Japan whalers
Environmental activists threw paint and foul smelling acid at whaling ships in the Antarctic ocean in a fresh bid to halt the annual hunt, Japanese authorities said Thursday. ... more
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Japan to hand over Australian anti-whaling activists
An Australian customs vessel was Tuesday steaming towards a Japanese whaling ship to pick up three activists held on board after Tokyo agreed to release them without charge. ... more
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Activists board Japanese whaling ship
The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said three Australian activists were being held as "prisoners" by the Japanese harpoon fleet Sunday after sneaking aboard one of their vessels overnight to protest. ... more
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Japan to hand over Australian anti-whaling activists
Tokyo has agreed to release three anti-whaling activists held aboard a ship escorting the Japanese harpoon fleet on an Antarctic hunt, the Australian government said on Tuesday. ... more
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Japan whaling fleet obstructed by activists
Anti-whaling activists have interrupted the Japanese Antarctic hunt for the first time this season, Japan's fisheries agency said Thursday. ... more
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Anti-whalers find Japanese harpoon ship
Anti-whaling activists claimed a small victory in their Antarctic campaign Wednesday with the discovery of a Japanese harpoon ship, as one of their boats limped back to Australia badly damaged. ... more
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Huge waves damage anti-whaling boat
Anti-whaling activists chasing the Japanese harpoon fleet suffered a major setback Thursday when the hull of one of their ships cracked in massive seas and a second had to divert to its rescue. ... more
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Huge waves damage anti-whaling boat
Anti-whaling activists chasing the Japanese harpoon fleet suffered a major setback Thursday when the hull of one of their ships cracked in massive seas, forcing a second to divert to its rescue. ... more
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Anti-whaling activists' drone tracks Japan fleet
Anti-whaling activists intercepted Japan's harpoon fleet far north of Antarctic waters Sunday, they said, with the help of a military-style drone. ... more
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White whale rescue operation suspended
An operation to rescue dozens of white whales trapped in ice off Russia's Chukotka Peninsula was suspended Monday because of weather conditions, officials say. ... more
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100 Beluga whales trapped in Russian Far East
Over 100 Beluga whales are trapped in water between ice floes in the Chukotka region of Russia's Far East, the authorities said, calling on the government to send an ice-breaker to free them. ... more
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US, Australia, NZ 'disappointed' on Japan whale hunt
The United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands said Tuesday they were "disappointed" over the start of Japan's annual whale hunt off Antarctica and warned against violent clashes. ... more
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Japan whaling operator sues Sea Shepherd
Japan's whaling authorities said Friday they are suing militant environmentalist group Sea Shepherd and its head in the United States in a bid to stop them interfering in the annual whale hunt. ... more
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Latin American nations urge Japan to stop whaling
Latin American members of the International Whaling Commission urged Japan on Wednesday to stop "scientific" whaling in Antarctic waters and to respect sanctuaries. ... more
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