The author, Duncan Currie, is a practising international and environmental lawyer. He holds an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and LL.M. from the University of Toronto in Canada. He has practised international law and environmental law for over twenty-five years, and has advised a number of NGOs, corporations and governments on a wide range of environmental issues including the law of the sea, nuclear, biosafety, toxic and chemical issues, climate change, fisheries, forestry, mining, and waste issues.
WWF fully agrees with the conclusions presented in the paper, and suggests that they present a practical way forward to address the serious concerns about the future of whale conservation and management.
Dr Susan Lieberman, Director of WWF's Global Species Programme, WWF International