The IWC has today passed a resolution that seeks to control scientific whaling. The full text is below.
After much efforts at reaching consensus, New Zealand had to press ahead and return to its earlier draft as below
So what did yesterday’s closed-door session reveal? From the opening session it’s hard to tell.
I have used this image as sometimes at the meetings of the International Whaling Commission you can find that people forget that we are dealing with sentient fellow creatures and not just statistics.
So the EU Commission is extending itself to support Greenland's demands for overturning the IWC 's accepted criteria for aboriginal subsistence whaling (ASW), but what is Greenland and the Faroe Islands, Denmark's two North Atlantic overseas territories doing to help the EU Commission? Well, nothing it would seem.
The EU Commission has been working hard to keep all EU members aligned with its instructions that they must support Denmark and Greenland and to date, has suffered no criticism without retalitory private hand slaps being handed out to wayward countries that didn't swallow the Greenland pitch that it should be able to sell to tourists and so, by default, commercialise its hunt.
This weeks blog has been written by our Summer Guide, Heather, about what we have been saying goodbye to here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre this week.
After their much awaited arrival at the beginning of April we are now seeing the osprey visits dwindle and soon the remaining ospreys will begin their migration of over 4000 miles to Africa.