Save the Whales Again!

by Whaleman Foundation
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Jeff Pantukhoff
Jeff Pantukhoff

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,
 
Every year over 300,000 dolphins and whales are dying from entanglement in fishing gear so we need your financial support now to help us! I just celebrated my 60th Birthday and I'm also celebrating my 25th year doing humpback whale research. Here Is My New Year's Wish! I wish that you will help us purchase this dronew for our critical humpback whale research.




This cutting edge drone will be used to help us in our health assessment research of the North Pacific humpback whale population. The drone is equipped with a special camera and laser recording system that measures each whale's length and volume while obtaining high resolution full body photographs. The photos are used for scarring analysis. We look for any abnormalities, be it from a shark bite, propeller scars or scars from being entangled in fishing gear. The drone will also be used by our whale disentanglement team which I am a proud member to help us assess how the whale is entangled.



In the past 3 years we have seen a dramatic decline in mother and calf pairs in the Hawaiian Islands breeding and calving areas. The drone will measure the growth rates of calves and the weight loss of the mothers which is vital in understanding this relationship. This amazing drone and laser camera system is already field tested and used by several research teams around the world. The best part is the data that we collect in Hawaii will be made available to all these research teams as well!



I will be returning to Maui in January to continue our research there and hopefully we will be deploying our new drone thanks to your generous support.

Thanks to you and your support, we can make a difference in our world so please donate now!

Sincerely,

Jeff

Jeff Pantukhoff
President & Founder
The Whaleman Foundation &
Save the Whales Again! Campaign

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IWC Meeting

Hello dolphin, whale, and ocean lovers,

I recently returned from attending the 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) that was held in Floianopolis, Brazil so here is a synopsis of all that took place.

Day 1: My goal in being here is to lobby delegates on dolphin and whale conservation issues and I also films the meeting in its entirety to have a public record of everything that is said. Today's events were relatively tame as there were only formal introductions and the items to be discussed this week were all introduced to the floor. The debates begin tomorrow so the highlight of today was a protest by local Brazilians.

Day 2 from the IWC meeting brought some more protests and a vote on the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary that was proposed by Brazil, the host country. The Environmental Minister from Brazil was here at the meeting and introduced the proposal in the hopes that after 10 years, the Sanctuary would finally be adopted here in his home country, but it was not to be. Even though the proposal won a large majority of the votes, it did not receive the 3/4 majority it needed as Japan and its sustainable use allies from the Caribbean and Africa voted against it. The final vote was 39 supporting, 24 against.

Day 3 from the IWC meeting brought mixed results. First the good news: A resolution on Ghost Gear and another on Anthropogenic Ocean Noise passed by consensus. In addition The Whaleman Foundation, along with other NGOs made donations to the IWC Scientific Committee in the amount of $10,000 to carry out vital research on small cetaceans and $8,500 for By-catch Initiatives. Another resolution on advancing the understanding of the role of whales in ocean ecosystem functioning was passed after a vote with 63% support.

Now for the not so good news. The Aboriginal Whaling quotas were presented as a package with many new components and it passed by vote. The Latin Block of countries known as the Buenos Aires group voted against it but it was not enough votes to block it. The most controversial details are 7 year quotas instead of 5 years, strike carry overs, and automatic renewal provisions which means that quotas moving forward will be renewed without needs statements as long as the Scientific Committee says the hunts will not harm the stocks. It also means that the controversial whale hunts by the Makah Tribe (if they get US Domestic Legislation), St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Greenland will continue into perpetuity and that the needlessly increased quotas by Russia and Greenland were also passed...

The last day brought great news! Japan's proposal to return the IWC to commercial whaling was soundly defeated!! The vote for was 27, the vote against was 41.

More great news as Brazil's Florianopolis Declaration was accepted by 60% of the vote, 40 for and 27 against. As our friend, Greenpeace founder, and orca researcher Paul Spong so eloquently stated: "The Florianopolis Declaration essentially looks forward to a future for whales and the oceans they inhabit in which most whales live free from the threat of death by harpoon, and via their spirit and beauty contribute to the economies of their human neighbors. It’s a wonderful vision in which the inhabitants of our planet share its bounty and live in harmony!"

Even with this great news, Japan, Iceland and Norway continue to kill over 2,000 whales every year. I leave for Japan next week and we need your support now more than ever so that we can continue our work to save dolphins, whales, and our oceans!

Thank you,

Jeff

Jeff at the IWC Meeting
Jeff at the IWC Meeting
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IWC Meeting Room
Jeff Filming the IWC Meeting
Jeff Filming the IWC Meeting
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Brazil Delegation
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Protesters Just Outside the Meeting Venue
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Japan Update

The Japanese whaling fleet whaling fleet returned from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary last month where they killed 333 Minke Whales!

Now they are in the North Pacific where they are killing 150 endangered Sei Whales and Minke Whales! This is outrageous and needs to stop!

We will be returning to Japan this fall so we need your help and support now more than ever!!

Iceland Update

Iceland just announced it plans to kill 191 endangered Fin Whales this summer so please help us to stop this inhumane hunt!

Norway Update

Norway continues to defy the commercial moratorium on whaling and plans to kill over 1,200 Minke Whales This summer!

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again!

We thank you all for your continuing support and ask you to please donate what you can to help us!

Sincerely,

Curious Minke Whale
Curious Minke Whale
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Breach!

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,

Japan Update

The Japanese whaling fleet is currently in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary killing 333 minke whales in direct violation of the World Court and the International Whaling Commission. This is outrageous and needs to stop!

Prime Minister Abe recently announced that Japan is building a new commercial whaling vessel and plans to start killing whales commercially in defiance of the global moratorium on whaling.

Also, the Taiji dolphin hunters are slaughtering and capturing dolphins as we speak.

We will be returning to Japan this year so we need your help and support now more than ever to help us stop the needless and senseless killing of dolphins and whales there!

Thank you for your continuing support!

International Spokesperson

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STWA Logo

Hi Dolphin, Whale & Ocean Lovers,

With the Trump Administration attacking our environmemtal protections on all fronts we need your help now more than ever to help us save dolphins, whales, and our oceans!!

Japan Update

Our founder, Jeff Pantukhoff, just returned from Japan with disturbing news.

The Japanese whaling fleet departed Japan last week to kill 333 minke whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in direct violation of the World Court. This is outrageous and needs to stop!

Also, the Taiji dolphin hunters are slaughtering dolphins as we speak.

We will be returning to so we need your help and support now more than ever to help us stop the needless and senseless killing of dolphins and whales there!

Iceland Update

The good news! Iceland did not kill any endangered fin whales this summer!!

The bad news, Iceland is still killing minke whales and has already killed 17 this season!!

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and we will not rest until Iceland stops killing all whales!

Norway Update

So far Norway has killed  over 400 minke whales and has set their quota to 999.

All of us here are committed to doing everything we can to help Save the Whales Again! We thank you all for your continuing support and ask you to please donate what you can to help us!

Sincerely,

Minke Whale
Minke Whale
Curious Minke Whale
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