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IUCN Motion Adopted to Reinforce the Protection of Marine Mammals

On September 8th 2021, at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, motion 118 – Reinforcing the protection of marine mammals through regional cooperation – was adopted. The motion calls for, among other things, identifying the marine zones and regions with significant conservation issues for marine mammals, reinforcing existing agreements and commitments in these marine zones, providing […]

Ocean Regime Shift is Driving Collapse of the North Atlantic Right Whale Population

Warming oceans have driven the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale population from its traditional and protected habitat, exposing the animals to more lethal ship strikes, disastrous commercial fishing entanglements and greatly reduced calving rates. Without improving its management, the right whale populations will decline and potentially become extinct in the coming decades, according to […]

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