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Adult Humpback Whale Breaching
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Celebrating the global ban on commercial whaling –as important now as it was 40 years ago

Forty years ago tomorrow (23 July), contracting governments to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting at Brighton’s Metropole Hotel voted by 25 to seven for a global ban on commercial whaling, commonly known as ‘the moratorium’. This was one of the most important conservation and welfare decisions of the 20th century and is as important […]

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From top-down laws to individual actions – why policy change is important in conservation

When people hear the word “conservation”, a lot of times they may think of field work such as protecting habitats, anti-poaching efforts, helping species population recover and enforcing wildlife protection laws. However, changing legislation and policies is equally important to secure wild spaces and species. In many of the world’s most biodiverse nations, legal protection […]