Media Availability: International Whaling Commission Annual Meeting: Agadir, Morocco (June 21-25)

Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Ocean Giants Program and a member of the IWC’s Scientific Committee, is available for comment on the meeting.

WHAT:
               
Topics for commentary:

  • Critical habitats for whales (i.e. breeding grounds, feeding grounds, restricted migratory routes) need to be protected through effective national policies.
  • Other factors such as climate change, habitat degradation, and marine pollution may also affect whale populations and need to be factored into the conservation and management decisions.
  • The Southern Ocean Sanctuary (surrounding Antarctica) needs to be maintained by the IWC for the protection and recovery of whale populations in those waters.
 
MEDIA NOTES:    Dr. Rosenbaum is available for phone and in-studio interviews.
 
CONTACT:        
Stephen Sautner 718-220-3682; ssautner@wcs.org          
John Delaney 718-220-3275; jdelaney@wcs.org
                        

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