Posted by jossc — 24 June 2009 at 2:02pm
Sara Holden, our International whales campaign coordinator, blogs from the 61st International Whaling Conference in Madeira, Portugal. Even though for the first time in years the anti-whaling nations have a decent majority on the IWC, genuine protection for whales still remains low on the agenda.
As metaphors go, how about this? The IWC meeting is being held in a
casino - and anyone betting on a good outcome for the whales would be
unlikely to win. Equally aprt, just a few minutes before the opening of the 61st International Whaling Commission meeting, a large rat was seen scuttling through the hotel and out the door. Not a bad illustration of what's going on here.
Posted by dave — 26 June 2008 at 11:31am
IWC Chairman William Hogarth opens the Whale Kingdom for the Greenpeace Ocean Defenders
This is my first blog from the International Whaling Commission - as I
write, we're into the third day of the five-day meeting, at the
Sheraton Hotel, in Santiago, Chile. Without trying to justify why it's
taken me so long to write something, I would like to explain - despite
the fact that not much has happened here so far, it's still been a
pretty busy few days.