Oceans Under Siege

A briefing on the impacts of environmental degradation on whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Human activities now threaten whales, dolphins and porpoises the world over with increasing noise, high pollutant burdens, depleted food resources and long-term habitat disruption due to climate change.

The establishment of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Conservation Committee provides an opportunity for the IWC to rationalise and strategically expand its work to address environmental concerns.