The International Whaling Commission and the Future of Cetaceans in a Changing World
Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 199-212, 2002
Posted: 17 Sep 2006
The article examines the primary threats to cetaceans in the 21st Century. It concludes that environmental change poses a far more dire threat to cetaceans, yet the IWC appears to be ill equipped from a political or resource standpoint to address these issues. The article also provides recommendations on how the IWC might improve its ability to protect cetaceans from threats such as climate change, marine pollution and noise.
Keywords: Climate change, International Whaling Commission, whales, cetaceans
JEL Classification: K32, K33
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