TODAY (December 2) is the 70th anniversary of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW), signed in Washington DC in 1946 and entering into force on November 10, 1948. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up to undertake the business of the Convention, from offices in Cambridge, UK
I received a letter from the Cabinet Office notifying me that I had been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List and swearing me to secrecy until the evening. After recovering from the shock, I was filled with pride and humbled to be recognised for over 30 years of work as a founding director of EIA
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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