Watershed for Whales

September 2007
Earth Island Journal;Autumn2007, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p21
The article reports that the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting that took place in May 30, 2007 to June 2, 2007 in Anchorage, Alaska is likely to be a watershed meeting where countries opposed to commercial whaling. It is stated that the IWC majority voted to oppose any weakening of the current ban on international trade in whale meat, a ban maintained by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). However, it is stated that despite the strong conservation message coming from the majority at the IWC, environmentalists are unclear whether it will have much effect on continued whaling by Japan, Norway, and Iceland.


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