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Japan's Whaling Problem

Introduction
History

    2007

Why is Japan continuing JARPA?

    History

    Research

    Economics

    Diverting Attention

    Japanese Pride

Backlash

    The US

    Australia

    Australian Citizens

    Japanese Citizens

   Sea Shepherd

Conclusion

What You Can Do to Help

 

References & Links


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Japan's Whaling Problem

History


Japanese Whaling Activities Graph

The above diagram was compiled and created by Wikipedia user Swift using figures made public by ther International Whaling Commission                                


Japan's whaling activities were greatly hampered by the 1986 whaling moratorium but activities have been on a steady increase.


2007

In 2007, JARPA called for the culling of over 1,000 whales from 5 different species, many of which are listed as endangered, including:

o   50 Fin whales (Endangered) from a total pop of of 40-50,000 pop

o   100 Sei (Endangered) whales from a total pop of 20-30,000

o   10 Sperm (Vulnerable) whales from a total pop of 360,000 – 1 mil

o   50 Bryde’s  whales from a total pop of 25,000

o   950 Minke whales from a total pop of 600,000 (BBC, special reports)



Last updated:  5/7/2008

 


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