Whaling Current Affairs, GK & News

Whaling  Current Affairs, GK & News

Animal Culture linked to its Conservation at CMS COP 13 for the first time

The Convention on the Conservation on Migratory birds Conference of Parties (CMS COP 13) is being held in Gandhinagar. Proposals were presented to conserve Sperm Whales and Chimpanzees based on their culture. This is the first time such proposal is being made in the world. Highlights It was presented at the conference that some of ..

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Japan resumes commercial whaling

On 1st July 2019, Japan officially resumed commercial whaling after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to scientific purposes — a policy that still resulted in the deaths of hundreds of whales every year. The hunts come after Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The move is slammed by anti-whaling activists ..

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Japan decides to withdraw from International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and will resume commercial whaling in July 2019. As per officials, leaving the IWC means Japanese whalers will be able to resume hunting in Japanese coastal waters of minke and other whales currently protected by the IWC. However, Japan will not be able to ..

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Blue Whales make a grand comeback

The giant blue whales population has made a grand rebounce. The recent findings of the Marine Mammal Science journal suggest that the recent whale population of California blue whales has once again reached 97% of their historic numbers. The scientists expressed great enthusiasm as the creatures recovered from the aftermath of whaling. Blue whales which ..

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