In a case that hinged on the definition of science, testimony from Lenfest Ocean Program grantee Marc Mangel helped end Japan’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean. On March 31, 2014, after a four-year process, the International Court of Justice in The Hague ruled that the Japanese program was not “a program for purposes of scientific research” and ordered it to a halt. See the Program's April 2014 newsletter (link on the right) for our Q&A with him after the decision.
Photo of a Minke Whale in Antarctica