Pro-, anti-whaling nations brace for battle in Brazil
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Pro- and anti-whaling nations are set for a showdown when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets in Brazil from Monday as Japan leads an assault on a three-decade-old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Tokyo heads into the biennial meeting as chair of the body determined to shake-up what it says is a dysfunctional organization mired in dispute and unable to make key decisions. But Japan’s package of proposals, entitled “The Way Forward,” has left conservationists seething even before delegates have taken their seats at the 67th IWC meeting in the Brazilian surfing resort of Florianapolis.
Pro-, anti-whaling nations brace for battle in Brazil. (2018, September 10). Manila Standard, p. B3.
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