03/08/2008 - Talks between pro- and anti-whaling countries on how to resolve their differences have ended with agreement to look for dialogue and common ground.
Japan pledged not to seek commercial whaling quotas in the immediate future, and offered to discuss its current scientific hunt in the Antarctic.
Gazing out of the window from the conference hotel just beside Heathrow Airport, Remi Parmentier, a senior policy adviser with the Pew Environment Group, observed: "The plane is now on the runway.
"It is now up to everyone to decide whether or not they want to climb on board."
Read the full article Tentative Steps to Whaling Peace on the BBC site.
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