Although the commercial hunting of large whales was banned in 1986, Japan, Norway and Iceland continue to exploit loopholes to kill whales and trade whale products while continuing their efforts to undermine and ultimately overturn the ban. Recent years have seen a worrying rise in international trade in whale products.
The Great British Oceans campaign, seeks to establish marine reserves around the UK Overseas Territories of Ascension, Pitcairn and the South Sandwich Islands. Dr Sylvia Earle, explorer Paul Rose and the Sir John Randall MP spoke passionately about the rich biodiversity of these islands and their waters
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