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Scientific Committee gives first ever official species extinction warning

Scientific Committee gives first ever official species extinction warning

Vaquita. Photo Thomas Jefferson

Photo: Thomas Jefferson We have welcomed the urgent call by experts to protect the vaquita porpoise following the first-ever official warning of the imminent extinction of a species by the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The IWC is the global body that regulates whale hunting, and conservation of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.…

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WDC scientists join call for global action to protect whales and dolphins from extinction

Scientists from Whale and Dolphin Conservation, along with over 250 other experts from 40 countries, have signed on to an open letter calling for action to urgently address the precarious situation of many populations of whales, dolphins and porpoises, (collectively ‘cetaceans’) many of which face extinction threats due to harmful human activity such as incidental…

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