Whale hunting pondered by decision-makers

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"Save the Whales!" One of the earliest slogans of the environmental movement, it galvanized a generation of conservationists. And to a significant extent, the campaign worked: A quarter-century after the first anti-hunting regulations were approved, several whale populations have stabilized and a few seem to be rebounding.

Now, in light of that comeback, delegates from around the world will decide in the coming weeks if they should condone commercial hunts once more.

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