01/31/2008 - Experts on both sides of the bitter feud on whaling wrapped up two days of talks here Thursday aimed at finding common ground on the future of the deadlocked International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Nearly 100 scientists, environmentalists, politicians and UN officials exchanged ideas at a whaling symposium arranged by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-governmental US research institute.
One-third of the participants were from Japan, which is in the midst of its annual whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean -- a trip strongly opposed by most Western nations, led by Australia.
Read the full article Experts Seek Solution to Whaling Deadlock in Tokyo on AFP Web site.
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