We have been documenting the annual Dall’s porpoise hunts for some 20 years, to raise awareness of the hunts themselves and their negative impact on marine conservation, taking our findings to meetings of the International Whaling Commission leading to several resolutions being adopted calling on Japan to stop the hunt
During the 20th century, 2.9 million whales were killed by commercial whaling, likely the single largest removal of any animal in terms of total biomass in human history. As global pressure to end the slaughter mounted, the International Whaling Commission agreed a moratorium on commercial whaling from 1986
A report has been published on the possibility of the 'Hothouse Earth' scenario, in which man-made climate change may result in irreversible tipping points and catastrophic environmental change. Collective action is required to prevent this including hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management under the Kigali amendment.
Iceland’s internationally condemned minke whale hunting industry has shut down, citing rising costs after just six whales were slaughtered in June and none in July, traditionally the peak time for hunting. Iceland operates in open defiance of an international ban on commercial whaling which was imposed in 1986
The unexpected rise in emissions of CFC-11 was top of the agenda at the 40th Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) to the Montreal Protocol in Vienna. Tina Birmpili of the Ozone Secretariat said it was “critical to take stock of the science and take action” and urged parties to “not relax their vigilance for a second”