Monday, 17 October 2016

Here comes the International Whaling Commission

The 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission opens this week in Portoroz in Slovenia.

Here are links to three short publicly-available (open access) articles that were recently published and which provide an introduction to some of the key issues that affect matters at the IWC:
What Drives Japanese Whaling Policy? By Chris Butler Stroud, the CEO of Whale and Dolphin
The International Whaling Commission—Beyond Whaling Andrew Wright and colleagues look at the evolution of the IWC

Japanese Small Type Coastal Whaling Sue Fisher of the Animal Welfare Institute, provides analysis of the history of Japan’s claims to Small Type Coastal Whaling quotas

And not open-access:

Mark Simmonds and Peter Corkeron explain.

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