Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  Arctic nations banned from hunting whales
Updated 23 May 2002, 20.33
Japan is angry about the ban on commercial whaling
Arctic natives from Alaska and Russia are to be banned from hunting whales for food and clothing.

  Click here for our guide to endangered animals

The ban follows the International Whaling Commission's decision not to renew their whaling rights at a conference held in Japan on Thursday.

Whales were hunted so much they almost became extinct

The Commission was set up 30 years ago in an attempt to conserve the number of whales in the oceans.

At that time people living in Alaska and Russia were allowed to catch a small number of whales for food and clothing, but now that right has been removed.

Alaska and Russia blame Japan

One tribesman said they depended on whale meat for nutrition and fat, and that the decision would leave them hungry.

Alaska and Russia blame Japan's attempts to completely overturn the ban on commercial whaling for the Commission's decision.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
PicturesPix: Kings of the sea
Find OutGuide to endangered animals
ChatTalk about animals
QuizDolphin & whale quiz
QuizEndangered animals quiz
ClubWhy are whales being killed?

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
Japan to import Norwegian whale meat
Noise pollution hurting whales and dolphins
Minke whales threatened by Japan
Rare whales threatened by shipping collisions

BORDER=0


 

Full Animals Section
Also in Animals now:
Hope for new home for Swiss bears
Europe's birdlife 'under threat'
Proud pooch moves to White House
Guide to endangered animals The lowdown on endangered animals
Hedgehog Press Pack People should look after hedgehogs!
guinea pig quiz! Quiz: Test your guinea pig facts
Animals Get wild and chat about animals!
Do you love animals best? Vote: are animals your fave thing?
Teachers: Animal attitudes task
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club