Despite a ban on commercial whaling, whales are still hunted. A few countries still kill thousands of the animals each year and want to re-open the seas to full-scale commercial whaling. HSI is calling for a global whale sanctuary to end all whaling for commercial purposes forever.
October 27, 2016
HSI applauded the adoption of Resolution 15 on Cetaceans and Ecosystem services at the International Whaling Commission, noting the increasing research that shows that whales positively enhance marine ecosystem productivity by recycling essential nutrients.
October 27, 2016
Urged on by Japan, a host of nations far from the South Atlantic voted against a South Atlantic whale sanctuary at the International Whaling Conference held in Portorož, Slovenia.
October 13, 2016
HSI celebrates 30th anniversary of international whaling moratorium and calls on Japan, Iceland and Norway to join the rest of the world in abiding by it
Ahead of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission, HSI celebrated the whales spared in the three decades since the international moratorium on commercial whaling, but called for IWC member nations to condemn the willful disregard of the ban by Japan, Iceland and Norway.
July 6, 2016
HSI applauded the European Parliament for adopting a resolution on Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season. By voting for the resolution, MEPs voiced their support for the maintenance of the global moratorium on commercial whaling. They urge Japan to cease its ‘scientific’ whaling activities and to commit to its international obligations regarding the protection of marine mammals.