Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby

Andrew Darby is the Hobart correspondent for Fairfax Media. His focus is on Australia's interests south of 40 Degrees South - Tasmania, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. He is the author of the internationally published Harpoon: Into the Heart of Whaling

Japan strikes back on whaling

Andrew Darby Japan has laid out a roadmap back to commercial whaling in its first comprehensive response to the International Court of Justice ban on its Antarctic "scientific" hunt.

Abbott urged to ensure Japan abides by International Court's whaling decision

Andrew Darby The Abbott government has been warned it must ensure that Japan abides by an International Court of Justice ban on Antarctic whaling after lawmakers in Tokyo passed a resolution effectively rejecting...

Japan's whalers expect to return to Antarctic

Andrew Darby Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice (ICJ) case Australia brought against them that bans their hunt.

Japanese whalers plan new Antarctic hunt

Sea Shepherd confronts Japanese whalers

Andrew Darby Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice case brought against them by Australia banning their current hunt.

International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica

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Andrew Darby The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.

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International Court of Justice upholds Australia's bid to ban Japanese whaling in Antarctica

Andrew Darby The International Court of Justice has upheld Australia's bid to ban Japan's Antarctic whaling program.

Decision on Australia's whaling case against Japan due at end of March

Andrew Darby The outcome of Australia's legal bid to end Japanese Antarctic whaling is to be announced at month's end.

Whalers’ blockade breaks factory ship free

Sea Shepherd

Andrew Darby A blockade mounted by Japanese whalers has broken the factory ship Nisshin Maru free of Sea Shepherd’s pursuit in the Antarctic.

Whaling conflict renewed in Antarctic

Andrew Darby Conservationists say they have again disrupted Japanese whaling, finding the factory ship Nisshin Maru after a lengthy search in the Antarctic.

Reef audit finds big fish lost

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Andrew Darby The world's first continent-wide survey of reef sea life has found big fish gone around much of the Australian coastline.

Conservation groups believe UNESCO's World Heritage Committee will reject government plans to delist parts of Tasmania's world heritage forests

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Andrew Darby Conservation groups believe UNESCO's World Heritage Committee will reject the Abbott government's attempt to de-list 74,000 hectares of Tasmanian wild forests, dismissing suggestions the area is...

Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru collides with Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker

Andrew Darby A Japanese whaling ship and a Sea Shepherd vessel have collided in the Ross Sea, south-east of New Zealand.

Japanese whaling ship ’attacks’ Sea Shepherd boat

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Andrew Darby The Antarctic whaling conflict appears to have taken a dangerous turn, with claims Japanese ships attempted to sabotage Sea Shepherd vessels in the ice-strewn Ross Sea.

Forest wars threaten to reignite in Tasmania's Styx Valley

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Andrew Darby We are at the dead end of a logging road deep in the Styx Valley of central Tasmania.

Whaling fleet found after Hunt tip

Whale sighting

Andrew Darby The Japanese whaling fleet is said to be on the run again in the Antarctic after being found by activists who followed up a tip from the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt.

Dolphins slaughtered in Taiji as protests grow

Taiji dolphin hunt - from The Cove.

Andrew Darby Blood flowed from beneath a shoreside tent as dolphins were killed at Taiji, Japan, on Tuesday.

Bee 'e-tag' unlocks swarm secrets

Bee with tag

Andrew Darby A drop of glue, tweezers, a micro-sensor and there it is - a bee that's also an e-tag.

Australian government air spy on Japanese whaling fleet

Andrew Darby The federal government has begun whaling patrol flights, circling conservation group Sea Shepherd's ship in the Southern Ocean as skirmishing begins with Japanese whalers.

Japan's whaling fleet on the run

MINKES AWAIT PROCESSING ON JAPANESE FACTORY SHIP NISSHIN MARU.

Andrew Darby Activist ships are clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught processing minke whales in the Antarctic.

Government to foot $400,000 Antarctica bill

Spirits high despite rescue snag in Antarctica (Thumbnail)

Lucy Carroll and Andrew Darby The bill to rescue dozens of tourists, scientists and journalists on the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy in Antarctica will reach $400,000, the federal government says.